A New York City tradition
The carriage tour of Central Park dates back to the opening of the park to the public in 1858. Frederick Law Olmsted designed Central Park’s curving drives to offer beautiful vistas, best viewed from a carriage, at every turn. When you take a carriage ride, you're living history.
See Central Park the way it was meant to be seen!
Whether you're interested in sightseeing and having a tour of the park from your carriage driver guide, or interested in sitting back and having a romantic ride, or enjoying a glass of wine (BYOB) with friends and chatting as you ride through the park, Central Park is fully and deeply experienced via the horse-drawn carriages it was designed for.
Let us be your guides
This website is owned and operated by licensed New York City horse-drawn carriage drivers. We do not sell any other tours and our focus is entirely on the horse and carriage experience of Central Park.
We value the opportunity to get to work alongside one of the world's most majestic animals - the horse. Our carriage horse co-workers are fit and friendly, and enjoy meeting our customers. Especially if they have carrots!
We do not charge booking fees or reservation fees as there is no “middle man” to pay, so you can rest assured that a higher percentage of your fare is going to the workers in this industry than at other websites, who charge you more and give the carriage drivers and their horses less.
We are proud members of Teamster Local 553.
Our basic carriage ride is our 20 minute ride. It’s a classic loop through the southeastern corner of the park, past the Wollman Ice Rink, the Chess and Checkers House, the Carousel, the Dairy and the Zoo. The 20 minute ride is perfect for kids and families. It’s also a great ride for busy travelers who just want a taste of Central Park, and the experience of riding in a carriage through it.
Our 40 minute carriage ride is our “express” long ride. It will take you past many of the attractions on the short ride, and also the Mall, the Balto Statue, the Conservatory Water, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, the Lake and Tavern on the Green. It covers many of the attractions in the lower half of Central Park.
Our 50 minute deluxe long ride is $118.97 and is ideal for people wanting to stop and take pictures or visit Strawberry Fields and the “Imagine” John Lennon memorial. The ride includes the Mall, Balto, the Conservatory Water, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, the Lake, and Tavern on the Green. The 50 minute ride allows passengers to stop for pictures by the lake or at Strawberry Fields, and is more in depth than the express 40 minute ride.
Our one-hour grand tour includes all the attractions from the regular ride and long ride, as well as plenty of time for pictures. You’ll see Central Park the way it was meant to be seen, and immerse yourself in the carriage experience. The 60 minute ride is ideal for people who really want to explore Central Park in depth, or for a romantic ride. Perhaps it’s not a detailed tour you’re after, but rather romance. The 60 minute ride is perfect for someone who wants to propose to their partner, as there’s ample opportunity to get down on one knee up at…
All of our carriage rides are available after dark as well. Taking a carriage ride at night through Central Park is a truly special experience. The Park is transformed at night, and is perfect for a ride with a romantic atmosphere. Truly escape from the bustle and noise of the city, while at the same time getting spectacular views of the city skyline. Or, if you’re lucky, late at night, you can even take a ride through the streets, down to Rockefeller Center or Times Square.