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New York City: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

4.7 / 5

87 reviews

Activity provider: NYCAdventures

New York City: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Activity provider: NYCAdventures
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From US$ 230 per group up to 4

Likely to sell out

Marvel at the the world's most famous park on a 45-minute horse-drawn carriage ride loop around Central Park. Your itinerary includes a stop at Bethesda Fountain, and views from the carriage of iconic landmarks.

About this activity

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
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  • Take a lavish horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park
  • Enjoy the extraordinary views at Bethesda Fountain
  • Have a romantic moment at the Bow Bridge
  • See the John Lennon memorial and the Imagine mosaic after strolling through Strawberry Fields
Full description
During this ride, you will pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic promenade, or a fun ride with friends and family. You can climb into a lavishly decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horse’s hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, see the John Lennon memorial, and circle the fountain at Cherry Hill. With a knowledgeable driver to regale you with tales of the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. You can view the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, you can pause to snap memorable photos before you then head towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill’s carriage turn finds you where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers showed off their fine buggies. You can head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. You will clop by the English lawn-bowling court, admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy the views of the legendary restaurant Tavern on the Green.
  • Blanket
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

On the corner of 59th Street and 6th Avenue in Central Park South, in front of the José Julián Martí Statue.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Each carriage takes up to 4 adults (2 children under the age of 7 are considered 1 adult)
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions (if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 87 reviews

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We arrived late so our carriage was no longer there. Several carriage companies operate, very difficult to find the right one. After 40 minutes of searching we finally found our guide who kindly took us despite our delay. On the quality of the visit, bof. I had done the tour with a bike guide three years ago, I had seen a lot more things, had a lot more information and the tour was longer.

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March 12, 2022

Really relaxing tour round Central Park. Clean carriage and warm blanket was useful in February. Colm and Ende were very knowledgeable about local celebrities apartments and film shooting locations and were willing to stop for photos as needed. Only downside was that it would have been significantly cheaper to walk up and ride, than to book in advance and there was plenty of availability off season (although probably a very different story in summer)

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February 19, 2020

Beautiful carriage ride in Central Park, very very romantic. The coachman was very nice: he showed us many places in Central Park and gave us lots of information on the various films that were shot in those places and details on the various residential buildings that are not visible from the park! Greetings to the horse Dante Alighieri! The only downside: it was not easy to identify the right carriage in the dozen carriages! It would be good to have a sign saying GetYourGuide or at least the name of the local partner!

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November 2, 2019

Product ID: 207306