When I received the surprise email from Wyndham hotels on my Go Fast redemption I clicked on a link that took me to Viator a booking site for tours and activities. I figured the prices would be so inflated that my $10 code would not be worth using but I poked around for curiosity.
They offered food tours, carriage rides, walking tours, and ghost tours. I know Daughter loves a good ghost tour so I tried to figure who the vendors were for the seven tours listed. A little leg work and I knew that most of the prices were the same as the companies websites, so I was not paying inflated prices which was a pleasant surprise. The down side is one very popular company was not booking on Viator for their weekend tours. Bummer, so if I wanted to go into the jail on their tour I could not use my $10 voucher as we were only in Charleston for the weekend.
One tour had great reviews and was actually priced less on Viator than on the company website. Chilling Charleston Macabre Ghost Tours by Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tours. So I could use my $10 discount code from Wyndham that I received by booking a hotel on points! I love this crazy hobby! The tour cost on Viator is $15 a person. After applying my gift code I paid $20 total for the two of us to book the ghost tour at 9pm.
We met our tour on the steps of the Gibbes Museum of Art just a block up from our hotel. It had been plenty hot during the day so I happy to be touring in the dark. We easily found our guide and waited for the other guests to arrive while we chatted with her. Its easy to see she loves what she does!
Our tour took us around different sites in the city and gave us spots to sit along the way. We heard about Zoe at Poogan’s Porch, Anna Ravenal, and Lavinia at each location. Our tour took around 90 minutes and was very entertaining. We would recommend it! Tours are offered at 7 and 9pm.
More information here: http://ashleyonthecooper.com/work/charleston-ghost-tours/