Want a Weird Chicago Tour for Your Private
Party, Group, Corporate Event, Bachelorette Party -- or Just a Bunch
of Friends Looking for a Spooky Good Time?
The Weird Chicago Tour offers
special event tours for private groups, all for
one flat price depending on the size of
Rent the entire bus for the night (including guide and driver)
and you'll get a 3-hour Weird Chicago Tour, Pub Crawl, Specialty
Tour or one
that you can customize for yourself! The tours are great for any
kind of special gathering, party, or even for ghost hunters who want to see
the spooky side of Chicago -- in a way that only we can show
Call us at
with questions (or better yet,
email us here) or to
check on an available date for your private tour. Or just fill out the form
below and guarantee your tour today!
We offer different prices depending on the size of your
Group of 14 people or less:
$600 -- includes bus, driver, guide and tour of your
choice, including pub crawls and others listed below!
of up to 23 people:
driver, guide and tour of your choice, including pub crawls and
others listed below!
Groups of up to 39 people:
includes bus, driver, guide and tour of your choice, including
pub crawls and others listed below!
Groups of up
to 55 people:
-- includes bus, driver, guide and tour of your choice,
including pub crawls and others listed below!
-- Your provide the bus and we provide the guide and tour of
All private tours include one of the types of tours (or a
combination of tours) featured below that lasts approximately 3
hours. (Additional Hours are available) Our price includes
guide and driver! We can also arrange alternate pick up and
drop-off sites for your group, depending on
availability, although our standard pick-up spot is
downtown at 600 North Clark Street, outside of McDonalds. Out of the way pick-up
and drop-off sites will factor into the time of the actual tour.
If you cancel, your deposit is non-refundable and we require a
notice of at least 7 business days! If you need a larger or
smaller vehicle, we may be able to change that for you, but
there is a price difference and we need at least 10 business days
notice to make the change. See information below on types of tours and how to customize
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About
Weird Chicago's Private Tours:
1. How Do I Book A Private
Private tours are booked
with a $100 deposit and the rest of the fee will be
charged to your card on the Monday before the tour. We require that
you fill out the form below with all of the
necessary information. You can call us in advance
with any questions or to check availability for a
time and date at (217) 791-7859
but we do need the form to be filled out before we
can confirm anything for you.
2. What Days & Times Do you
Offer Private Tours?
Private tours can
be booked seven days a week, but some days and times
are better -- or at least offer a better chance that
we will be available. We will do private tours on
the same night that a public tour is scheduled, but
only if one of our buses is available. On most
nights, we offer private tours with start times
anywhere at 7:00 PM or 10:00 PM. We can offer slight
variations on those times, but it depends on guide
availability. We also offer tours during the
daytime, just let us know what time you need and
we'll see what we can do!
Early Do I need to Book
a Private Tour?
We recommend that you book
as soon as you know
the date when you need the tour! Our tours are very
popular and available dates sell out quickly. The earlier that you can make
your reservation, the better! Once we are booked, we
won't be able to clear the date to make room for you.
4. How Many
People Can You Fit on a Private Tour?
The Weird Chicago Private Tours can book as few
people as you like, but we have bus capacity of 14,
23 and 39 and 55 people, depending on the size of your
group and how much you want to spend.
5. Can we
bring out own bus for a Private Tour?
Yes -- and we offer a different rate as long as you furnish your own bus. We do
tours for school groups and larger corporate events.
The price is a $500 flat fee -- unlike other
tour companies, we do not ask for a per person price when you
are using your own bus!
6. Can You
Pick Up Somewhere Other than the 600 North Clark
Absolutely -- that's our standard pick-up spot but
we have picked groups up at hotels, bars,
restaurants, and even private homes and apartments.
However, if we do pick up at anywhere other than 600
North Clark Street, there is a $50
charge for time, gas and distance. We
only pick up
in the city and as close to downtown as possible. We do not
travel out to the suburbs for pick-ups because it
cuts too much into the time of the tour.
7. Can I Customize a Tour
to Combine things that you Offer?
Yes -- we have a list of different tours that we
offer below but you are welcome to mix and match the
tours as much as you like. We offer combinations of
any of them -- just use the "special comments" box
to let us know what you'd like to do.
Can we bring alcohol on the bus?
Yes , absolutely! Guests are always
welcome to bring alcohol along on private tours, pub
crawls, bachelorette parties, etc. You can bring a cooler on the bus and you're welcome to bring
your own ice and beer and load up
the cooler. No glass bottles are allowed unless alcohol is
poured into plastic cups to prevent breakage on the
bus. You must also bring a garbage bag along and
clean up after yourselves. If an extreme mess is
left on the bus, a $250 clean-up fee will be applied
to your tour. Please note: This applied to guests 21
and older only and if anyone is over-served or
disruptive, they will be asked to leave by the
| Below are the Tours
that We Offer as Private Tours. Use the Form Below to Choose the
Type of Tour that you Would Like to Book for your Group. Keep in
Mind that we do offer a Mixture of Tours, so if there is
anything that you want to Add, Be Sure to Let us know in the
This is our standard (although
rarely ever the same thing twice!) tour of Chicago's most
haunted places, crime spots, disaster sites and all around weird
stuff. We travel throughout the city in search of Chicago's
spookiest and strangest places and take visitors along for a
first-hand look at what makes it one of the most haunted cities
in America! This 3-hour
tour offers both on and off the bus locations and visits a wide
array of authentic haunts on the north side, west side and the
Loop. Each tour is different but is guaranteed to send shivers
down the spine! Embraced by ghost enthusiasts and history buffs
alike, you won't find another ghost tour like it in Chicago!
Blood, Guns & Valentines Crime Tour!
Another Weird Chicago Original!
Join us for a "Bloody Chicago" ghosts and crime tour as we
explore gangland sites, death scenes and the city's grisliest
and most haunted crime spots. We'll revisit not only the Capone
and gangster sites of yesterday but horrific tales of blood and
horror from Chicago's haunted past from the St. Valentine's Day
Massacre to Dillinger's Alley, the Luetgert Sausage Vat Murder,
Chicago's "Thrill Killers", and much more!
Weird Chicago's "Devil & the White
A Weird Chicago Original -- Accept No Imitations!
Join us for a special tour of
the history, mystery and hauntings surrounding the bloodthirsty
life of H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, who operated
the infamous "Murder Castle" during Chicago's Columbian
Exposition in 1893! Locations include the "Murder Castle" site,
Remnants of the 1893 World's Fair locations, murder sites, ghost
stories and more! A special, historical excursion into the
history and mystery of the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the
dark, bloody and ghostly tales connected to H.H. Holmes!
Weird Pub Crawl
Our Weird Pub Crawl visits the
city's most haunted, most unusual and strangest pubs and
taverns. Some of the stops may include
the Liar's Club,
a weird and haunted punk club with a long history of
murder and mysterious events ;
the Cobra Lounge, a haunted former brothel; Delilah's,
with not only hundreds of different kinds of whiskey, but
resident ghosts as well; Mrs. Murphy's, a former funeral home
turned Irish bistro that boasts its own strange activity; and many others. But no matter where
we go, you can be sure to have a great, spooky time with a
unique commentary from Weird Chicago and an introduction to some
of the strangest and off-the-beaten-path spots that Chicago has
to offer! Perfect for
Roaring '20s Tour
jazz and gangsters that made 1920s Chicago roar!
An adults-only tour of Chicago's most famous crime and
gangster hangouts, the history of booze and Prohibition
in the city and the famous Red Light Districts that made
the Windy City notorious all over the world! Experience
the sleazy and sinister side of Chicago first-hand as we
prowl the dark streets in search of the remnants of the
Roaring '20s with bar stops, crime scenes, and more!
Chicago Booze History Tour
Another Weird Chicago
Original tour! If you are a Beer Geek or a Whiskey Snob, we have
the tour for you -- the city's first Beer & Spirits History
Tour! Take a trip through Chicago's' drunken past with a close
look at the years of Prohibition! Hear new tales of gangsters,
booze and drinking establishments like panel houses and
speakeasies! Our journey will explore the modern trend of brew
pub and slashies, and stop by several pubs along the way. Our
bars are not just any bar, though, they reflect something about
Chicago's past, present and educate you about our city's
connection with beer, spirits and wine. This tour is for
those 21 years of age and older with ID. We hold the right to
refuse service to anyone that is over-served. Be prepared for
an afternoon of day drinking and fun in Chicago. There is no
other tour like this in the city!!
Great for Bachelor
Parties, History Buffs & Corporate Events!
Pub Crawls -- Available Any Time!
Brought to you by the company that introduced the
Zombie Pub Crawl to Chicago! We offer a public event every New
Year's Eve, but now you can book your own private Zombie event
any time of the year! Dress up in your favorite zombie costume
and makeup (we'll provide makeup if you need it!)
and climb aboard the Weird Chicago bus as we make the
rounds of our favorite weird and haunted watering holes,
freaking out the regular patrons! We'll have a great time and
visit more bars than you can shake a severed arm at! A
perfect event for horror buffs and those looking for an
unconventional night on the town in Chicago!
Red Light District Sex Tour
Weird Chicago for
a walk on the wild
side of Chicago with
this historical tour
of "Sex in the Windy
some of the sexiest
spots around on an
exploration of the
kinky, freaky and
locations of the
famous local sex
industry. This is a
tour of the naughty
side of Chicago. We
sexy past from the city's
original Red Light
Shops, S&M dungeons,
and much more!
This tour is for
adults only, 18 and
up, with ID
open minds & polite
Private Groups who want to try something
on the freaky side of Chicago!
This is the tour that's been Featured on
the National News -- America's ONLY Sex Tour!
Resurrection Mary & Archer
Created by Weird
Chicago's Troy Taylor in 2004, this chilling tour that
goes in search of Resurrection Mary (Chicago's Most
Famous Ghost!) is back on the roster! Join us as we
journey down mysterious Archer Avenue -- from Chinatown
to the Willowbrook Ballroom -- and discover the ghosts,
legends and haunted places along this strange roadway.
See the homes of the REAL women who became Resurrection
Mary, see the highway where she haunts, her legendary
burial site and hear true accounts of her appearances.
In addition, you'll see some of the most haunted places
in the Chicagoland area that are linked to the long and
dark history of the region! This tour requires
an additional hour ($150 charge) and at least 30 days
notice to book!
|Other Weird Chicago
Tours to Choose From!
offer other Weird Chicago Tours as private tours (See home page
for details!), including:
* Public Enemies / Dillinger Tour
* Weird Chicago True Crime & Serial Killer Tour
* We also offer combinations of pretty much any of the
tours listed above!
Prices are the same and you can write in any of
these selections in the "Comments" box below!
Please Complete the Form below and be sure to
fill it out completely! All of the information is Required and We Need to have
it filled out in order to make sure that your tour is exactly the way that you
want it to be! If we have any questions (or if you date is not available), we
will contact you as soon as possible. When your tour is booked, you will receive
a confirmation form in the mail from us! Thanks!
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