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Chicago Crime Bus Tour

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Travel into the darker side of Chicago's underworld of criminals and gangsters on the crime bus tour.

Some of the world’s most infamous criminals, mobsters and gangsters have terrorized the Windy City over the years, making Chicago synonymous with such names as Al Capone and John Dillinger.

You'll enjoy sightseeing in a comfortable, climate controlled bus as you tour Chicago's River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods in search of crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times.

This tour includes a few opportunities to get off the bus and walk in the footsteps of these violent criminals, including the paths that notorious Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss followed just before their deaths.

Chicago Crime Bus Tour Details

Length: 90 minutes


Multiple daily departures, Thursday through Monday

Check the Availability Calendar for specific dates & times.

Please Note: Tour length shown is approximate, and is dependent on traffic and weather conditions.


Minimum age is 6. Hotel pick-up not included. Departure is from East Pearson Street in Chicago (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Chicago Crime Bus Tour Description

Tour Highlights

  • Investigate Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, "Terrible" Tommy O'Conner, H.H. Holmes, The Chicago Black Sox, Leopold and Loeb, Bank Heists, "Cap" George Streeter and more.
  • Grab your camera for a drive-by shooting of the historic criminal courthouse, where some of Chicago's most notorious cases were tried.
  • Stakeout crime scenes like the Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Clark Street Bridge, Lake Street EL and other Chicago landmarks.
  • See the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murder scenes.
  • Get off the bus and walk the path that notorious Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss followed just before their deaths.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a Chicago mob or gangster tour? -- Chicago mobsters and gangsters are some of the world's most famous criminals. Some of the well-known Chicago gangs and mobs are covered on the tour. Many other crimes and criminals are also covered on the tour.

Who would enjoy the tour? -- The tour is great for anyone interested in Chicago history, tourism, crimes, criminals, gangsters and landmarks.

Is the tour kid friendly? -- This is a family and kid friendly tour, but the tour content is not appropriate for children under six.

Will we see actual physical crime scene locations? -- Most of the crime scene locations still have an existing structure or building.

How were the locations selected? -- The crime scenes were selected based on their historical significance, location and criminal history.

Do we get off the bus? -- Yes, depending on traffic and weather, guests get off the bus one or two times to walk in the footsteps famous Chicago gangsters just before their deaths.

Are restrooms available? -- Please use the bathroom before the tour starts. However, the bus can make an emergency stop if necessary.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? -- The tour bus does not have a wheelchair lift. With advance notice, collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on the bus as long as guests are able to board with assistance. You will be asked about your mobility needs when you make your reservation.

How early should I arrive? -- Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check-in with tour guide. Details will be provided in your E-Ticket.

May I tip the tour guide? -- Yes. The tour guides appreciate the recognition.

Can we audio or video record the the tour? -- No. Guests may not audio or video record the tour without the express written consent of the tour operators.

Minimum age is 6. Hotel pick-up not included. Departure is from East Pearson Street in Chicago (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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