Step into the lives of Chicago’s most notorious criminals as you embark on this nighttime tour. From the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, you’ll encounter iconic crime scenes and historic bars. Drinks are not included. On this 2.5-hour luxury bus tour through the streets of Chicago, you’ll learn about everything from the legendary Al Capone to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson St. (SE corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave). The Chicago Crime Tour bus is red and yellow.
How early should I arrive?
Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check-in with tour guide. Names are on the guest list.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2-2.5 hours, subject to traffic and weather.
Is there nearby parking?
Paid parking is available in nearby public garages, including Water Tower Place. Water Tower Place parking is accessible from Chestnut Street. Standard rates apply.
Is this tour kid friendly?
All ages are welcome. Recommended for ages 10+.
General seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Joint seating is not guaranteed.
What places will we visit?
We visit places of criminal historical significance in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, River North & Loop neighborhoods.
Will we see actual physical crime scene locations?
Most of the crime scene locations still have an existing structure or building.
Do we get off the bus?
Yes, guests get off the bus multiple times, subject to traffic, weather and time. Dress weather appropriate. Walking may be up to a city block.
Are restrooms available?
Please use the bathroom before the tour starts. There are no bathrooms on the bus.
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
All are invited to participate on the tour. Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs or requests. We want to work with you. The bus has storage for collapsible wheelchairs and strollers. One of the stops includes walking up and down a stairwell.
Does weather affect the tour?
Chicago Crime Tours, at its exclusive option, reserves the right to cancel any specific tour due to extreme weather conditions and will offer customers a credit for a future tour.