New York City Horse & carriage tours

Our most recommended New York City Horse & carriage tours

NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

1. NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

Explore the Central Park area of New York on a private horse carriage tour and discover its famous sights. See the popular attractions like Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess and Checker House, The Dairy, and more with a guide. Board a beautiful carriage and pass by the famous Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, and Sheep Meadow. Your guide will tell you the history and other interesting facts about the places during the journey. Click memorable pictures during two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill, also known as the Friends Fountain. You will also discover the Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and other places.  Experience an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage ride and soak in the beauty of Central Park. 

Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

2. Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic date or a fun outing with friends or family. Climb into a lavishly-decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horses' hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, as well as many other famous sights in the park. With a knowledgeable driver to tell you stories about the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. View the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain, you can pause to snap memorable photos, before you head toward Cherry Hill. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn bowling court, and admire the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy views of the legendary restaurant, the Tavern on the Green.

New York City: Christmas Lights Horse Carriage Ride

3. New York City: Christmas Lights Horse Carriage Ride

Get into the holiday spirit with a horse carriage tour of the stunning New York Christmas lights in Central Park, 5th Avenue, and Rockefeller Center. Climb aboard at the corner of 59th street and 6th avenue. Plod from here on a route through Central Park to see the warm lights. Continue to admire how 5th avenue is sparkling for the season. Travel along historical landmarks that have put on their Christmas decorations. Reach the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Let the lights make you feel warm and festive. Feel the romance of the season while riding in an old-fashioned carriage.

New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

4. New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

Admire Central Park's iconic highlights on a guided tour in a horse and carriage. Stop for photos and hear interesting facts behind some of New York City's beloved sights, including the Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill Plaza. After meeting your guide, begin your horse-drawn tour of Central Park. See the Ice Rink, Fifth Avenue, and the Plaza Hotel, where Kevin stays in "Home Alone 2." As you ride, listen to the history and trivia behind the monuments from your guide. Make a stop at the iconic Bethesda Fountain and take incredible pictures with the fountain as your backdrop. Continue to Cherry Hill Plaza for another stop to explore the famous "Bow Bridge" and "San Remo" towers. Marvel at "Billionaire's Row" and see the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Then, head toward the south end of the park and admire the famous buildings on the Upper West Side as well as "Tavern on the Green" restaurant. Finish your tour at the departure point.

New York City: Private Horse Carriage Tour

5. New York City: Private Horse Carriage Tour

Make memories to last a lifetime on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park and New York City. Take a tour around the park and let your guide show you the city in a way that you have not experienced before. After a relaxing short ride in Central Park, ride to the world-famous Fifth Avenue shops, passing by Tiffany, Trump Tower, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Hall, and Times Square. Immerse yourself in history and take in the nostalgic feeling of riding through the city as New Yorkers of the past once did. Spend time with your loved ones in a horse-drawn carriage with a cup of iced coffee or hot cocoa. See all the lustrous greenery and modern architecture the Central Park area of New York City has to offer.

Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

6. Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

Start your tour at the corner of 59th street and 6th Avenue, following a short trip in Central Park and continue along the famous 5th Avenue past the Apple Icon and many other historical landmarks towards the Rockefeller area. Next, your ride follows the lights and the glory of the city into the Times Square area. Wandering in NYC streets at night on a horse carriage ride is certainly an experience everyone should try. Depending on where you look and what you see, the content of the tour changes. At Times Square, people around the US and the world gather in a festive atmosphere day and night, cold and warm! This carriage experience will provide you with a panoramic view of NYC, and its people who come from all around the world to meet at this "timeless" square! After riding through the park in its nightly dress, romantic paths and various views of the city, you delve into the crowded New York life along a central avenue that takes you to the heart of the city, Times Square. Witness the energy, noise, lights, and the crowd of this cosmopolitan part of the city! The park and the city combined in one single experience is a unique opportunity. On this tour, you feel special as you roll by NYC streets on a horse carriage, an old New York tradition and a world culture! Get ready to view and feel the city and its people on this rarely offered opportunity.

Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

7. Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

Sit back and relax during a horse and carriage ride after the sun goes down in Central Park. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the park at night as you take in iconic sights and avoid the daytime crowds. Your experience will start on Central Park South at the 59th Street and 6th Avenue Park Entrance, at the horse hack line. Follow a route that covers the Southeast corner of Central Park that includes photo stops along the way. Admire iconic sites such as Wollman Rink, The Carousel, The Balto Dog Statue, Summer Stage, The Boat Pond, The Loeb Boat House Restaurant, and Bethesda Terrace & Fountain. You'll also see The Naumburg Bandshell, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, and The Dakota/Strawberry Fields and Tavern on the Green Restaurant all under the magic of moonlight.

New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

8. New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

Central Park is probably the most famous and romantic park in the world. If you want to make a unique and special proposal or celebrate an anniversary, this ride is ideal. The tour includes a bottle of champagne to toast the special occasion, a bucket of roses, and pictures to immortalize the event. You are also welcome to pitch your own suggestions to make the ride even more creative. You can choose one of the following cinematic spots for you special moments: • Bow Bridge: The most famous place to propose ever, some people even refer to it as the "Bridge of Love" • Bethesda Fontaine and Terrace: Likely the most recognizable place in Central Park Making a proposal in Central Park is a tradition. A romantic horse-and-carriage ride is the gold standard of Central Park activities. With the aid of a stylish roofed carriage and warm blankets, it is one of the few Central Park activities that can be enjoyed in the rain, and it is also particularly beautiful in the winter time. You are also able to have a special arrangement with a profession photographer to make this occasion unforgettable. The photographer will be ready at the departure point, and will follow your ride whilst taking pictures secretly until the moment of proposal. Once you are done with proposing, the photographer will show up and take further photos. You will then proceed to the carriage together with the photographer. When you arrive at the carriage, you will receive a bucket of roses and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The ride then proceeds to the drop off location, and you will receive your photos after your tour via email.

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Very easy to book online & receive digital tickets. The carriage ride was an iconic experience in Central Park. Our driver Atakan was entertaining & knowledgeable about Central Park history & trivia. Jack the horse did a great job!

A really nice carriage ride through beautiful Central Park in the best weather. The guide Atakan was very friendly, explained a few things, stopped to have photos taken and some of us to shoot ourselves.

Very nice ride and the choachman was very interesting and knowledgeable about Central Park and information about it’s history.

The carriage tour through Central Park was a great way to see the park. Our guide was kind and informative. Highly recommend!

Great way to see the city at night without having to walk in the crowds!