Horse & Carriage Tours most popular

Make a reservation in advance to ensure that a carriage is available when you want it.

 

Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park. In New York City, horses are a symbol of a bygone era before the advent of cars, buses and trains. It was during this time that New Yorkers got around from place to place on horseback or by means of horse-drawn carriage. As a result and over time, horses became iconic to the history of Manhattan. One of the best ways to get a taste of old-time New York is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the winding trails of Central Park.

Duration  
45 minutes Reserve Now ›

Notes: Pre-arranged carriage ride prices are based on the standard walkup rate (see below) plus an advanced reservation booking fee. Pre-arranging guarantees availability and also allows for carriage ride customization. One carriage can accommodate up to 4 adults, or 3 adults and 2 children 12 years or younger, or 2 adults and 3 children 12 years or younger, or 1 adult and 4 children 12 years or younger.
Call (347) 871-4499 to schedule reservations that are within 24 hours.

During the Holiday Season (Nov 24 - Jan 5) high season prices apply to Horse & Carriage Tours.

Meeting Your Driver: Please meet your driver on Central Park South (59th Street btw 7th & 8th Ave) in Manhattan. Your driver will call you 1-2 hours prior to your ride to confirm your reservation. If you have questions or would like to make changes to your reservation, call (347) 871-4499.

 

ABOUT HORSE & CARRIAGE RATES:

Pre-Arranged Carriage Rides: To ensure that a carriage is available when you want it, visitors can arrange for their ride in advance by making a reservation. Rides are priced according to length, and they range from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. This service, although providing a similar experience to the walk-up, includes additional sites and a booking fee. A pre-arranged 45 minutes ride is quoted at $165 per carriage during off-season months. Add-ons such as ride length, photography, flowers, special pick-up and drop-off locations, etc may increase this rate. Alternatively, a walk-up 45 minutes ride will cost around $110; however it is not possible to guarantee availability or pre-arrange add-ons with a walk-up ride. Customers can choose between a walk-up or pre-arranged carriage ride depending on their individual needs. Reserve Now ›

Standard Carriage Rides: The standard carriage ride through Central Park costs $50 plus tip for the first 20 minutes (per carriage, not per person).  Every additional 10 minutes in the carriage is $20 more, and longer rides are negotiable. Prices may vary, so make sure you check with the driver before the ride begins. Things seen on the tour include: The Wollman Rink, Pond, Zoo, Sheep Meadow, Mall (statues), Dairy (tourist information center), the Carousel and the Dakota (where the former Beatle John Lennon lived). Approximate distance of the ride is .75 miles.

NOTE: There are no reservations for standard rides, only walk ups. To take a standard carriage ride, you can locate a carriage on Central Park South between 5th and 6th avenues.


Cancellation Policy


If any scheduled horse-carriage tours are canceled due to the following New York City rules, regulations and ordinances, you may choose to postpone the day service is given or request a full refund:

  • Summer Regulations (above 89 degrees)
  • Winter Regulations (below 19 degrees or blizzards)
  • NYPD blockades, street closures.

24 hours prior cancellation: You may choose to postpone the day service is given or request a full refund.

Same day cancellation: You may choose to postpone the day service is given or request a refund with a $50 cancellation penalty.

Last hour cancellation: If you need to cancel your tour within the last hour, no refund or postpone will be provided.

If you would like cancel or make changes to your reservation, please call (347) 871-4499.


Lateness Policy

Please be on time, as drivers will be unable to accommodate the length of your entire tour if you are late.


Restrictions

  • No rides below 34th street.
  • A carriage can take up to 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children 12 years or younger or 1 adult and 4 children 12 years or younger.

Make a reservation in advance to ensure that a carriage is available when you want it.

 
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