Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

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94 reviews

Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

From $70.62 per group up to 4

There is nothing more charming than seeing the iconic Central Park in Manhattan on a horse and carriage. Enjoy a short or long ride around the park. Explore, see famous landmarks, and learn about the history of one of the world’s most famous parks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 20 - 50 minutes
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  • Explore Central Park during a short or long horse and carriage ride
  • Learn about the history of the park and see the buildings where celebrities live
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from friendly drivers
  • Clip-clop serenely around the park, just as they did 150 years ago
Full description
Explore Central Park during this iconic horse and carriage ride around. Discover why it has been the most popular way to see Central Park for so long. Enjoy a choice between a short and long ride that can be taken during the day or in the evening. The carriages are a symbol of pre-modern life, before the advent of motor vehicles. During this time, New Yorkers traveled by horse-drawn carriage, and as a result the horses became as much of a symbol of the city as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Statue of Liberty. Being your ride meeting your driver who will introduce you to the horse. Majestical beings, you can approach the horse and pat time hello. Once you are ready, with a little signal, the horse will trot off to explore the many sights. Clip-clop serenely through the park, listening to the rattle of the wheels, the whinnying of the horse and the tinkling of the harness. Enjoy commentary from your driver who will show you through many attractions scattered around the park. A typical trip takes in the pond, the famous statues, Wollman Rink, the Carousel, Sheep Meadow, the Central Park Zoo, and the San Remo Building, to mention a few. The driver will also point out some of the locations for the many movies that have been filmed in the park. Return back to your meeting point where you can take off back into the park to explore further at your own leisure.
  • Horse and carriage ride of Central Park
  • Expert driver
  • Local taxes & fees
  • Gratuity
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • 15 minutes prior to arrival, please call (212) 749-4444 so the local partner can arrange a carriage at the meeting point location. • You can also look for a carriage that says 'Central Park Sightseeing'.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Due to New York City rules and regulations and ordinances, if a pre-arranged horse-carriage ride is canceled, the customers may select to postpone the day service or claim a full refund
    • Each carriage can hold up to 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children under 12 years old.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 94 reviews

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    Great romantic setting

    We had a great time, the horse and carriages were easy to find and right next to Central Park. The driver was very nice and informative, seating is great but wouldn't like to sit in the carriage with four people, but it's perfect for 2. A lovely romantic trip around an area of Central Park. The tour wasn't rushed and we were able to ask questions if we wanted.

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    September 14, 2015

    Fabulous trip. We loved 'Julio' our four legged friend!!

    Easy steps to follow regarding collecting tickets. NB, ticket can be used within 72 hrs upon collection, which is useful to know due to weather changes or if you have a tight schedule. Once you have your tickets just walk over to the carriage tour guide, they work in an order so go to the beginning of queue, dont panic there are over twenty or more horse and carriages.

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    August 1, 2014

    fantastic way to see central park

    our tour was in the evening and it was a fantastic way to see central park with the tour guide giving facts about different parts of the park. i had my young children with me and they would not have been able to walk far. by taking the horse and carriage tour we were able to see more of the park and the children thought it was brilliant to go in the carriage as it's something they have never done. so it was a win win situation i got to see the park they got a ride in a horse and carriage.

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    August 23, 2012

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