Carriage Rides & Tours
Be treated like a VIP in Central Park
Horse Carriage Rides are lots of fun and you get to see the sites.
A couple, family or group. Enjoy Central Park!
Central Park Carriage Rides & Tours
We provide authentic horse drawn carriage trips around New York’s Central Park. If you are visiting New York, Central Park is a must see and there is no better way of seeing it than from a traditional horse carriage.
The park is huge and there are many attractions to visit. Take one of our carriage tours and you will see so much more than on foot! However, it’s true what they say: the journey is more important than the destination. A horse drawn carriage is a fine way to travel, especially through the vast and verdant Central Park. We provide a 100% genuine experience, from the horse’s plume and driver’s top hat to the plush, elegant, old fashioned carriage. Let the rhythm of the horse’s hooves and gentle sway of the carriage transport you back in time to a world without motor cars. Relive the experience of those New Yorkers from over a century ago – the whinny of the horses, the gentle goading of the driver, the jingle of the harness…
People have been taking horse drawn carriage trips through Central Park for over 150 years and we are proud to continue that tradition. Indeed, they have become such a symbolic institution of New York that, after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani personally went to the stables to ask the drivers to return to work and help bring back a sense of normality to the city.
If you’ve never tried it before, a horse drawn carriage trip through Central Park really is a magical experience, no matter what the season. In the Autumn, hear the mellow crackle of dead leaves and relax in the mild air as the carriage takes you through the yellows and browns of a New York Fall. Wrap up in the Winter and experience the famous New York snow with the stars bristling above you and the horse’s breath visible in the cold air. Enjoy the sights and smells of fresh verdure with a brisk ride through the park in Spring. Feel the refreshing breeze against your face as the carriage takes you through the heat and hum of a Summer day in the park.
But let’s not forget the plethora of attractions that Central Park offers. Its main attraction is its picturesque beauty. Landscapes and vistas as far as the eye can see. Meadows, gardens, waters, bridges and, of course, trees. Central Park truly is a pastoral retreat in the heart of one of the world’s largest and greatest cities. And there is so much more than this. You will never experience all it has to offer in one day but our carriage rides take in the best the park has to offer, including landmarks such as the Carousal, Strawberry Fields, the Gaptow Bridge, the Plaza Hotel, the Sheep Meadow, The Boathouse Restaurant, the Pineback Bridge and the Cherry Hill Fountain.
Central Park Tours
We offer two standard central park tours: a 20 minute and a 45 minute. We also offer special occasion rides for engagements, weddings, anniversaries and presents. Surely there is no more romantic way to propose to the special other in your life than while on a fairy tale ride through the fantastic idyllic environs of Central Park? Get the best of both worlds – a piece of countryside right in the heart of a vast city, a taste of the old world amidst the most modern of metropolises – to make it a truly memorable journey. We also cater to newly-weds. Can there be a better way to mark the occasion than a traditional horse and carriage ride in this most pastoral of settings? Weddings are all about tradition, which is why an old-fashioned carriage ride around such beautiful landscapes has a special appeal. Our horse and carriage rides are ready to take you on a dream journey on this memorable day. Make it an unforgettable ride of perfect joy. Book one of our carriages today and we promise you won’t be disappointed. We also offer extras such as flowers and champagne.
For over a decade now we have been serving visitors to Central Park with our rides. Our carriages are clean and comfortable, our horses strong and well trained and our drivers experienced, so that your ride is as safe and pleasant as possible. Not only will you see many of its attractions, you will hear about their history and the history of Central Park in general. Ours is an immersive experience that you will never forget. Over forty million people visit Central Park every year and many partake of the tradition of a horse and carriage trip. New York City Horse Carriages are the no. 1 choice for tourists and special occasions. You can book online, ask your hotel or approach us directly in the park.
So, if you are a first time visitor to the Big Apple, do yourself a favor and take a horse and carriage trip through the magnificent Central Park. We’ve been doing this for years so we know all the hidden gems in it. It is a veritable wonderland of attractions and a carriage ride really is the best way to travel to and from them. We cater to singles, couples and families. We love what we do: helping to create priceless memories is very satisfying. So, hire us today. You don’t know what you are missing!