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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
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Tour snapshot
Walking tour of Chicago with a ghost and gangster theme
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal activity for adults and kids. Go back in time on the Gangsters and Ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the roaring 1920’s when speakeasies around The Loop attracted notorious bootleggers and gangsters including Al Capone. See former gangster hangouts and haunted places like Congress Hotel, Palmer House, and Death Alley, with lively commentary from your historian guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Insightful commentary shared by the guide
  • Mixture of historical fact and ghost stories makes for a fun tour
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Insightful commentary shared by the guide
  • Mixture of historical fact and ghost stories makes for a fun tour
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 61552P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021
A note from Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
This is a walking tour with limited group size to maintain social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    71 E Wacker Dr
    71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Loop
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Millennium Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cloud Gate
  • 5
    The Chicago Theatre
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    520 S Michigan Ave
    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    See address & details
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5.0
1,541 reviews
Excellent
1,324
Very good
126
Average
54
Poor
15
Terrible
22

IrishO57
Dana Point, CA48 contributions
Our tour guide was Andre and both my wife and I thought he did an outstanding job. Andre was very knowledgeable but what really made this so worth it was his humor and his “side stories” any time he could fit one in. His energy and personality took it to another level.
I recommend this tour mainly because of how it was presented to us and our tour guide specifically. We both took much away from it with things we never knew. His binder he shared with the group with pictures so we could see what he was describing was a home run.
Thank you again Andre for a great fun day.
Written 5 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Harrison
Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
Aug 2021
Not a Chicago native but have been to Chicago multiple times. While I know a little bit about the city, the tour introduced us to Chicago's rich history and our tour guide, Caleb, kept us entertained throughout the way. Girlfriend was hesitant to go at first because we knew it was going to be a lot of walking, but once the tour started, she was enthralled by our tour guide as he took us around the loop experiencing different parts of the city. We also got several chances to take small rests while taking photos and a larger interlude at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel where we got to enjoy its famous ceiling even though the girlfriend wasn't quite as impressed. All in all a very worth-it experience at only $27 per person for 2 hours of an intriguing enthralling tour.
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James B
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We went on the tour on a cold spring night, we did the 8pm tour cuz ghosts only come out at night obviously! It was fun. Even on a chilly night there were LOTS of people too, they had to split us in to 2 groups of 15-20 people each. The tour is mostly just on street corners and down by the river. You walk from spot to spot. Unfortunately you don’t get to access any basements, tunnels or “off limits” areas. But, it was still fun. I will say though had we been able to see some of those more “seedy” things it would have been more exciting. So, I’d give it a solid 4 out of 5
Written 2 April 2022
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Reid
2 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a fantastic time on our tour! Kai, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgable and charismatic. Not only did she know her history up and down, she was able to maximize our tour with pieces of history and fun facts even between "stop zones" where we got the real meat of the tour. It was an incredibly unique and fun way to see downtown Chicago, and I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about the gangster (and ghost!) history of Chicago.
Written 25 August 2021
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Daylyn P
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was Kai and she was awesome. She kept the group moving along at a good pace, gave the right amount of time to take pictures, knows the street lights timing to the T and really made the history and stories fun and engaging. I found myself walking and being in awe with the architecture and envisioning what things were like in the 20s and 30s. She gave us great speakeasy recommendations that were legit speakeasy during the prohibition era that still operate today as bars. Thanks Kai, glad I had the opportunity to learn Chicago's history on this girls bday trip 🙌
Written 24 September 2021
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Randomly_Assigned
Northville, MI16 contributions
This walking tour was well-run and strikes a good balance between information and entertainment. We did the 8:00 pm tour in late July, which allowed us to see the city around sunset as well as after dark. Definitely recommended.
Written 25 July 2021
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lisa c
Annapolis, MD37 contributions
Apr 2022
A fabulous way to experience Chicago! We saw many interesting sites and heard a variety of fascinating tales..... from brownies to serial killers! Our guide, Andre, was knowledgeable, fun, approachable and engaged. He has such a broad base of knowledge and he welcomed our plethora of questions (and interruptions, lol.) You can tell he LOVES what he does and he enjoys sharing the tales that created the city.
Written 14 April 2022
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joanpeace
Peace River, AB128 contributions
Aug 2021
Our guide Caleb was very engaging (he is a professional actor with a degree in American History) but there simply weren't enough stops to fill a 2-hour tour as advertised. We walked slowly and had a 15-minute break about two-thirds of the way through and still ended earlier than promised on the website. That being said, Caleb presented a lot of great information about Chicago's history during the early part of the 20th century. If you only take one walking tour while in Chicago, this probably shouldn't be it, but if you're looking for something to supplement an Architecture or Chicago Highlights tour, the Chicago Gangsters and Ghost Tour is an entertaining way to pass the time.
Written 2 August 2021
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Tricia K
11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I THINK our guides name was Stefon?? (Not sure) We were disappointed in this tour and can’t recommend it. The entire tour it felt that our guide was rushing through, always MANY feet in front of the entire group. I always felt that we were just rushing to catch up to him. There was A LOT of just walking without any talking by the guide or anything to see. There were a FEW interesting spots with a FEW interesting stories. ( like 3 ) However, I have been on many Chicago walking tours that are MUCH better! This one was a bit boring and really “rehearsed” with a guide that seed not very excited about the city itself. :(
Written 23 September 2021
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U6555EHkathyl
El Paso, TX3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Description reads “good weather required” but the company’s motto is “rain or shine”.. meaning that in reality there are no refunds if you decide to skip bc of rain. The guide is knowledgeable but in a hurry; your 2 hour tour is really only 1hr.
The guide makes it clear he expects atleast $5-$10 per person for tips and 5 star rating. No wonder why this tour has high ratings.
Written 8 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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bklyndelight
bklyndelight
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Take this tour at night
The guide is very knowledgeable and I will never look at train tracks in the same way. take the tour to find outwhy
40joshuao
40joshuao
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Blah
Very boring and hard to find starting point, and a lot of getting in the way of other foot traffic. Starting point
952litsar
952litsar
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Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts
Fun and interesting way to get to know the city. Kai was our guide - she was great - very knowledgeable and entert
TECinSD
TECinSD
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Lots of fun
We did this tour on our last night in Chicago. Our tour guide was fun and animate making the whole experience a lot
jeannerichardj
jeannerichardj
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Ghosts Gangsters and a Guide
We had a great time walking around with our very well informed host, Stefan as he guided us through the infamous la
annie42222
annie42222
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Amazing!
Went to Chicago with my best friend, and we can both say that this was one of our favorite things we did on our tri
countrydrivergh
countrydrivergh
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Amazing Gangsters and Ghosts
Connor did an amazing job taking us on the 8 pm 28 May tour. His knowledge of the city and stories of the history o
Susanne W
Susanne W
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Fun tour
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Stefan. He was knowledgeable, funny and a great ambassador for his hometown. You
sowellchicago
sowellchicago
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Very cool
We’ve lived in Chicago for 14 years and never knew about any of the things we learned on this tour. Caleb was a gre
Navigator431459
Navigator431459
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Bucket list Chicago
I would like to give a shout out to our tour guide, Connor! He made this walking tour do much fun! He was very kno
Ddomian
Ddomian
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Something to do during COVID
We had a great time on our tour. It was less cheesy than I thought it would be. A good amount of walking, which w
G9320KDamym
G9320KDamym
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Really enjoyed this tour!
Had a blast with Stephan! He was knowledgeable and energetic even though it was cold! He kept us moving though whic
Xaviercarrillo
Xaviercarrillo
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Xavier
The experience was great. We enjoyed the city by night, and learned the story of Al Capone in a entertaining way.
juangC9242MC
juangC9242MC
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Best tour in Chicago
It was an amazing tour! Lauren was personable, very knowledgable, and accomodating for pictures and any other neces
cindye295
cindye295
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Loved our tour guide
Sucha fun experience! Lauren was our tour guide and I definitely recommend getting a tour with her if possible! She
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