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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

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

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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Q:
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.
Q:
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

Reviews

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BettinaRose_R
, Oct 2021
My husband and I enjoyed walking the history of Chicago. My grandfather was in the produce business in Indianapolis and had many friends from here. He was born in 1908, so hearing stories on the area, similar to what I heard from him, touched my heart and scared me at the same time. Great tour!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great walking tour
Debbie_S
, Oct 2021
Great historical tour With a dash of ghost stories. Learned things about Chicago I never knew! Great walking tour to see the city at night
star-5
Stephan was a great host!...
Ida_N
, Oct 2021
Stephan was a great host! Very knowledgeable! He was even in great spirits as we walked for two hours in the pouring rain!
star-5
Great tour
Alana_D
, Oct 2021
Very informative and entertaining. Our guide did an awesome job, I think his name was Stephan. Great tour of the loop and history you wouldn’t normally hear about.
star-5
We chose this trip for a...
Aimee_N
, Oct 2021
We chose this trip for a birthday party. Kai was a super fun guide. We had fun and learned a lot. I would recommend it!
star-5
Spectacular tour!
Divya_S
, Oct 2021
Caleb was an excellent tour guide. He is hilarious, and narrated the tour very well. It was definitely a highlight of the trip. He even gave us a list of his personal recommendations after the tour. We will definitely recommend it to others
star-5
Cool, with a very affable guide
Carol_R
, Oct 2021
A great way to spend a fall afternoon. We missed our original tour because of an accident on 94, so Conor, our original guide, placed us in the later tour so we could still go. Stefan, our new tour guide, did a great job. Thank you to both guys!
star-5
Fun!
TARYN_L
, Oct 2021
So much fun and the guide was great! I learned fun and off-best facts about a city I love ❤️ My cousin and I will be on the lookout for more tours when I visit again!
star-5
Connor was a great guide....
Joanne_S
, Oct 2021
Connor was a great guide. Had a great time and stories were amazing! Extra side storiws were cool too
star-1
Boring.
Aniyah_S
, Oct 2021
It wasn’t any. It was so boring. We thought it would be more exciting & more “haunted” but it was really just walking around the city while a man spit out stories & occasionally somebody died & he made a ghost joke out of it. Wouldn’t recommend.

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