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Horse & Carriage Tours


Our most popular tour of Central Park!


Reserve in advance to ensure availability. Customize rides for weddings, proposals, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

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Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park.

*In the event that the horse & carriage rides are discontinued in Central Park, full refunds will be given.

 

Customized Horse & Carriage Rides

45 min rides starting at $165* 

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*Walk-up rides without a reservation are $50 for *up to* 20 mins, plus $20 per extra 10 mins, plus tip. Walk-up rides can not be pre-customized and availability cannot be guaranteed.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

  • Our driver was awesome! He even took a few pictures for us after and let us give his horsie a carrot or two. Please share with him how pleased I was with my ride and I'll definitely recommend your tours to anyone heading to the area in the future. Thank you again!

  • The ride was lovely, the driver accommodating with stops for photos. Would recommend the experience.

  • Great….Our driver was great-very informative and just a relaxing ride.

  • Very enjoyable, lovely oasis in the middle of the city.

  • Our driver and photographer were magnificent! They were personable and took the time to get to know what we wanted.

  • I loved the tour. The driver was extremely nice and helped make the proposal extremely special.

  • Amazing - our driver and horse were fantastic. So much knowledge of the park and such a pleasure. The horse was so soft and sweet too! We had a great time!!!

  • Our driver was AWESOME. Loved his horse and the photographer was AMAZING!

  • OUTSTANDING!!!! Our driver was very prompt and kept us informed of his status for meeting up. He was very gracious, took several pictures for us after and even let us give his horse a carrot or two.

  • Very enjoyable. Driver gave interesting information as we made our way around the park. Driver was very accommodating.

  • Fantastic! Driver was so nice & kind. My son asked if he could pet the horse & our driver actually let him feed the horse.

  • It was fabulous, the driver was extremely friendly and informative, the ride was smooth and he kept the pace just right so that we could see everything we wanted to.

  • Excellent tour. The guide was informative and very personable. The carriage was clean and very presentable. The horse was well cared for.

 

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 +1 (347) 871-4499 to schedule reservations that are within 24 hours. Please remember to tip your driver.

During the Holiday Season (Nov 24 - Jan 5) and Valentine's Day (Feb 14) 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 existing reservation, please call +1 (347) 871-4499 or reply to this email at tours@centralpark.com.

 

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 can be booked online for $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-arranged 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 have questions or would like to make changes to your existing reservation, please call +1 (347) 871-4499 or reply to this email at tours@centralpark.com.


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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