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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
  • Experience the dark past of one of Chicago’s most frequented areas, the Loop
  • Historian guide with expert knowledge of city history
  • Learn the true tales behind Chicago’s gangster past
  • Listen to ghost stories and visit spooky haunted sites
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Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Gratuities
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.

520 S Michigan Ave , 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The tour is a walking one so be prepared to be on your feet and keep an eye on the weather as well." See review
  • "It is a lot of walking be prepared wear comfortable clothes and shoes." See review

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star-5
Fun and Enlightening
Rob_C
, Aug 2022
Stories of the tragedies that shaped Chicago and the countries ruled and laws. Would recommend this to everyone
star-4
Great job!
Murad_M
, Aug 2022
Places that we were shown and the whole history behind them. The guide was very knowledgable and patient.
star-5
The tour was fun and...
Alexander_M
, Aug 2022
The tour was fun and engaging. Even being from Chicago, it’s something I recommend people doing. Really gives a good break down of historical tragedies that occurred in the city.
star-4
Interesting and fun tour
Kendra_H
, Aug 2022
Rosa was a great tour guide. She was full of energy and knew her stories well. The stories were interesting. The reason I gave 4 stars is because i thought we were actually going to see one of the tunnels, and to go into the Congress Hotel. But we didn’t actually go into either. My favorite part was going inside the Palmer House and seeing the architecture and getting a drink, along with hearing all the great stories.
star-5
Brandon did an excellent...
Judy_K
, Aug 2022
Brandon did an excellent job with the tour. I would highly recommend the experience. It was a beautiful evening filled with wonderful memories.
star-5
André was a very engaging...
PatriciaW_G
, Aug 2022
André was a very engaging and fun guide even though it was HOT and Humid!! He knows the history and answered all of the questions.
star-5
Andre is the best
Ryan_F
, Aug 2022
Andre was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Greatly enjoyed our time with him. Highly recommend.
star-1
Scam
Ane_S
, Aug 2022
It was a scam. It’s a walking tour we were told it was a bus tour. Then they wouldn’t even give us a refund. I told Them my husband is legally deaf and cannot undersTand the tour guid because how she was walking and talking. We were told it’s a bus tour you side and they do the tour. Anyway. We didn’t even get to continue the tour. The tour guide said you will for sure get a refund and then when i contacted them they said no. So a huge scam.
star-5
Our tour guide did a...
Kelly_B
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide did a great job! Temperature were very high and he was very considerate and checked repeatedly if my 84 year old Mom was doing okay.
star-5
Do it
Emma_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide finished our tour at the Cultural Center, which sported 2 domes, both done by Tiffany. They were mesmerizingly sparkly and a perfect way to end a gangster tour.
star-5
Fun and interesting
Kelly_S
, Aug 2022
Tour guide was excellent. Brayden. Funny and knowledgeable, excellent story teller, kept the crowd engaged
star-5
Chicago's Fascinating Past
Jennifer_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Allen, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained while providing so much history of the city. The stories of the gangsters and ghosts were fascinating. We would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Great way to spend an...
Todd_C
, Aug 2022
Great way to spend an evening in Chicago. Friendly guide and reasonable. Hwhshushsvahusuahbahwhahshbsbshsuushsb
star-5
Great tour! Kai was awesome!
Jason_M
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Kai was great! She has so much historical knowledge about the city and spend time getting to know all of us. Very fun tour! It far exceeded my expectations!
star-5
Alan rocked!
Angela_P
, Aug 2022
Alan was a great tour guide! He made it so fun and funny! He was very knowledgeable and you could tell that the stories were told by a practiced story teller!
star-5
The tour was very...
Vicki_K
, Aug 2022
The tour was very Informational and the guide made it fun and interesting. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Our tour guide Adam was...
Allison_W
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Adam was knowledgeable and very funny. He truly completed the experience. I would recommend this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Worst "ghost" or...
Francisco_P
, Aug 2022
Worst "ghost" or "Gangster" tour ever. The guide was a nice kid. Its All on Foot. No bus so be aware. He takes you near a couple of buildings with typical stories you can get off the internet. The guide should be dressed properly but, looked like he woke up 15 minutes ago and hadn't shaved in months, for a short moment I thought he was just a homeless guy but, then said he was our tour guide. Very boring, I would have dressed up properly and given my family a better experience. I have taken several tours in many cities and this is by far the WORST. STAY AWAY!!
star-5
Interesting! Worth the walk!
David_T
, Aug 2022
Interesting information about different locations around the city that you would not hear about otherwise.
star-5
Book it now!
James_R
, Aug 2022
Alan was such an amazing tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and delivered a great tour. We had such a great time! We will be back for sure.

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