Toast of the Town Cocktail Tour
Adults: Starting at $108
Must be 21+ years old
Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 3:00pm
18 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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You'll return to the starting point after your tour ends.
Max Group Size:
No, guests must be 21+
- Professional Guide
- Complimentary water and souvenir
- Cocktails at three restaurants and an abbreviated tour of Charleston’s Historic District
What’s Not Included
- Additional beverages
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
- Tours run rain or shine
- Instant confirmation
- Email & mobile tickets accepted
Charleston’s flare for hospitality and entertaining is known worldwide. Our reputation for serving creative, delicious, artisanal cocktails is also far-reaching, but the stories of the history behind this notoriety isn’t as well known. Walk a few blocks with our licensed guide to visit the quaint bars of three of Charleston’s most popular, upscale boutique inns, and learn about how this Colonial port city became known as one of the best places to raise a toast.
Save Time & Experience More
With so much to see and do in Charleston, you’ll find there’s simply not enough time to do it all. Our food and cocktail tours let you experience the best of our local cuisine and cocktails in just a few short hours.
Drink Like a Local
Using locally sourced ingredients, the cocktails on this tour are carefully curated and they help to tell the story of Charleston’s history with alcohol, which is inextricably interwoven with Charleston’s larger impact on Colonial America.
Small Group Experience
In contrast to other tours in town, we keep our food tours to 12 guests or less. This means a more relaxed and casual experience, with more access to your guide and our friendly vendors.
Our knowledgeable, local guides will help you navigate the city, answer your questions and offer personalized recommendations for after your tour - giving you the best possible start to your visit.
Experience the best of southern hospitality with our team of passionate, licensed tour guides. With over five thousand 5-star reviews you can be confident you aren’t wasting your valuable time on bad experiences.
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Book directly on BulldogTours.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We'll refund the difference!
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.
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If you don't have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.
What Our Guests are Saying
Our tour guide was fantastic. She was very enthusiastic in her stories and added her personal encounters. We have booked multiple tours with Bulldog and have never been disappointed.Lynn - Google Reviews
Great tour guide was knowledgeable, personable. AMAZING drinks. I really never thought of myself as a tour type of person, but I would absolutely do this again. And would look forward to it.Karin - Tripadvisor
Cheers! This tour is a mix of cocktails and Charleston history and we loved it. The hotels that we went to were beautiful and the bars were great.Chelsea - Google Reviews
A Brand You Can Trust
- Over 1.5 Million Guests Since 2001
- 5,000+ 5-Star Reviews
- $4.9 Million Donated to Charleston's Historic Sites
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the Tour Activity Levels mean?
- EASY – Walking tours are designed for a leisurely pace but may include uneven sidewalks, some stairs and a combination of walking and standing for up to two hours.
- MODERATE – Tours will include a more active pace at times including stairs and uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour covering a minimum of a mile and half of the area.
- ACTIVE – A high physical activity level is required to walk and climb narrow stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who require canes or walkers.
What food will we be tasting?
History and cocktails are the focus of this tour and no food is included.
Is there alcohol served during the tour?
Yes. Guests are served three cocktails throughout the course of the tour.
What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
We do our best to accommodate the special dietary needs of our guests, however we can't guarantee all stops will be able to do so. When you book a food tour, let us know about any dietary needs/preferences (eg. allergies, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free) and your guide will help identify items you might want to avoid.
How much food is served on the tour?
Guests are served three cocktails during the course of the tour, but no food is served.
What if it rains?
We present tours rain or shine, unless the conditions are dangerous. Charleston is famous for its summer afternoon passing showers.
How much walking is involved?
Our tours cover approximately one and a half miles of walking and we move at a relaxed and leisurely pace. On our food tours, you’ll have regular opportunities to sit down during tastings.
What if I am hard of hearing?
Our professional guides are skilled public speakers and work hard to make sure everyone can hear during the tour. If you are hard of hearing, please let your guide know and we’ll ensure you get a front-row seat.
Is parking available?
For Downtown Tours:
There are a few precious metered parking spaces throughout the Historic District, though they require constant feeding. For our 10 pm tours, meter parking is free. Otherwise, we recommend parking in a paid lot, parking at the Visitors Center and riding the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), or parking in one of the garages around The City Market. Here are some suggestions:
51 PINCKNEY STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
Cumberland Street Garage
82 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
Concord/Cumberland Parking Garage
1 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. If you need to change or modify your tickets, simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687). We offer trip protection which ensures a refund within the 24 hours prior to the tour if you need to cancel.
What if I am unhappy with the tour?
Our #1 priority at Bulldog Tours is giving great tours. If you don't have a great experience, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, we have a free restroom at our office for your convenience and most tours have regular opportunities to use the restroom throughout the tour.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email or call us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.
Should I tip my Bulldog tour guide?
If you feel your tour guide has provided a great experience, gratuities are encouraged— and welcomed—at the end of your tour. We believe that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter, though 15-20% of your booking fee is a good rule of thumb. Gratuities for your guide are always appreciated, but never expected.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.
What if I still have questions?
We’re here to help! Simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687) if you have any additional questions or concerns.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.
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Sustaining Charleston's Historic Places
A portion of your ticket purchase is invested back into the properties we tour, ensuring that Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures, sites, and stories endure. As of today, Bulldog Tours has raised $5,103,646 for the preservation of our historic site affiliates in Charleston. Thank you for your generous support.Learn More