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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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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 10 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-4
Fun walking tour
Benjamin_B
, Jul 2022
The guide told interesting stories. He took us to some interesting locations. Very knowledgeable about Chicago’s history.
star-5
Lots of fun! You will learn something!!!
Joanne_L
, Jul 2022
Very interesting and informative! Our guide was professional and also fun. Wish we had a little more access to some of the areas visited.
star-5
Fantastic, well worth it
Muhammad_S
, Jul 2022
Absolutely enjoyed. Andre was fabulous through out the whole experience. Walk was nice but he actually made the whole tour memorable
star-5
Interesting Stories
dcfashing
, Jul 2022
Connor is a great storyteller. All the anecdotes we're really interesting. It was a fun and different way to spend a couple of hours.
star-5
Natural born story teller
Laura_B
, Jul 2022
Andre was very knowledgeable about Chicago's history. He was very enthusiastic and passionate about each story. Above all he was very genuine and you could tell that he loved sharing his stories and experiences with all.
star-5
Very interesting!! A lot...
Jackie_H
, Jul 2022
Very interesting!! A lot of information that my husband and I did not know!!! Loved seeing inside The Palmer House!
star-2
Do not waste your money!
Renee_B
, Jul 2022
Our family was so excited to be spooked by visiting various haunted places. All we did was walk past the sites and all we learned was exactly what google had already taught us. Very disappointed
star-5
Andre was a great tour guide.
Anne_C
, Jul 2022
Fascinating history of Chicago stories. Will look at Chicago River and State and Madison in a new way.
star-5
Very informative and fun!...
Lindsey_M
, Jul 2022
Very informative and fun! I enjoyed the experience. Plus the tour guide made it fun. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Student tour group
Dustin_S
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was awesome and extremely helpful. He went out of his way at every point to make it a great experience.
star-5
Definitely a must do!
Jenny_P
, Jul 2022
Rosa was amazing. She had us captivated with her storytelling abilities. The tour was educational, fun, and spooky all at once. Great history told by a great new historian.
star-2
Hard pass
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
There was much more walking than talking. The guide tried to make it as fun as he could. Young guide walked really fast with little regard for older guests. If looking for something to do in evening don’t waste your time
star-5
Adam rocks
Daniela_L
, Jul 2022
Adam was amazing. He is so charismatic, funny, and overall great tour guide. I would definitely recommend him.
star-5
10/10 would go again
Kaity_O
, Jul 2022
Kai was very informative and enthusiastic, and made it so we could understand the history and have a great time!
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star-5
Great host and love the...
Natasha_P
, Jul 2022
Great host and love the history we learned a lot! Well timed out walk with breaks added in throughout. Highlight was the Palmer House!
star-5
Wonderful guide, Kai,...
Stan_B
, Jul 2022
Wonderful guide, Kai, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend her as a guide. Lots of fun.
star-5
Nice tour and a good value
Michael_T
, Jul 2022
We had a great time on the tour which was a good mix of Chicago history. The stop at the Palmer House was a perfect break!
star-4
Fun
Jennifer_S
, Jun 2022
Rosa was great. The tour was interesting and fun. Weather was ideal for this 1+ mile walk. The stop at The Palmer House was great too.
star-5
Excellent
CJ_J
, Jun 2022
Very interesting and a lot of history behind the walls of Chicago. Enjoyed the tour. Great walk and not too far.
star-5
Fun Facts about Gangsters in Chicago
Antoinette_T
, Jun 2022
We happened to have a perfect day weather wise and that helped. Easy walk around. Learned a lot about Chicago gangsters as well as Chicago history. Unfortunately did not see any ghosts. Maybe someone should consider adding one or two. Seems there should be a lot around considering all the tragedies. Highly recommend this tour.

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