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Private Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Badge of ExcellenceCharleston, United States
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From $300.00

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  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this private, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more. Hotel pickup/drop-off included. Price displayed is per carriage, please select quantity of one (1) during checkout to reserve one carriage. Each carriage can accomodate groups of 1-4 people.
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

What's Included

  • Private Horse & Carriage Tour of Charleston (1-4 people)
  • Local taxes
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 45 Pinckney St
    45 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Please check in with an attendant inside our barn located at 45 Pinckney Street on the day of your tour at your preferred starting time and you will be assigned to the next available carriage.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: Routes are chosen prior to departure on the date of travel. This is determined by a City of Charleston Tourism official and is out of the control of the local operator and we are unable to guarantee times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please select quantity ONE (1) at checkout to reserve one private carriage. Each carriage can accomodate 1-4 people. Price displayed is per carriage.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How many travelers can fit within one carriage?

A:Private Carriage Tours can accomodate groups of 1-4 people per carriage. The price displayed during checkout is Per Carriage, please select a quantity of ONE (1) to reserve one carriage for your group of 1-4 people.

Mar 2022

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We booked a private...
Stephanie_A, Aug 2022
We booked a private carriage tour and it was one of the best memories we have from our trip. Guide was super fun and knowledgeable. Was nice to learn something new instead of hearing the same stories I heard over and over again on other tours!
Could not understand the...
Sam_F, Feb 2022
Could not understand the guide - we stuggled to understand most of his diction. Nice guy and knowledgeable
1 traveler found this review helpful
Seeing Charleston with friends
Laura_C, Oct 2021
Wonderful ride with a great tour guide…Michael was very knowledgeable and quite fun to be with! I would suggest this private tour to all!
Private Carriage Ride-Excellent Choice
Debbie_K, Jun 2021
My wife and I took this ride over 30 years ago as a young couple on our first vacation together. So we chose this private carriage ride in celebration of our 31st Wedding Anniversary! Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about the history, architecture and families of Charleston. He was great at engaging with us!
Great tour!!
Linda_F, Apr 2021
Our driver Dave was great- so very knowledgeable. Our tour was fantastic! Right in time and good weather.
Awesome private tour!
Jennifer_W, Apr 2021
We had a private tour and Daniel was our guide. He was fantastic!! Lots of info with a great personality! Would definitely recommend!
Private carriage ride
Diane_P, Apr 2021
The tour guide was so knowledgeable. We saw beautiful sights. He was very welcoming and friendly. Best tour ever!
Great way to see Historic Charleston
Lynn_M, Jan 2021
Because of Covid, we purchased a private carriage ride through viator, and at the time I didn’t realize we were not booking through the actual company but through a third party, which caused some confusion with the attendant who had to make phone calls before we were able to go. He said it was his mistake tho. The actual tour itself was awesome! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about history and we enjoyed it very much.
Amazing Experience
Amy_M, Feb 2020
Our tour guide David was amazing he was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about The history of Charleston.
Well worth the trip! We all very...
Sandy M, Mar 2018
Well worth the trip! We all very much enjoyed the ride, the historical information, and the ambiance. Great thing to do on a day threatening rain. Or any other time, for that matter!
Loved the Carriage Tour, very...
SHELLEY C, Dec 2017
Loved the Carriage Tour, very informative and fun!!!!
Very pleasant ride, knowledgeable...
George_P, Jun 2016
Very pleasant ride, knowledgeable guide, did not know in advance that there were three routes, and which one you get is kind of a lottery. If we had a choice, we probably would have picked a different route.
Lizzie, and Carolina our trusty...
Len_T, Apr 2016
Lizzie, and Carolina our trusty steed, provided a very informative and entertaining tour. I highly recommend them, especially if you're doing a private tour, which I also highly recommend.
We found this one hour tour, and our...
Ken S, Feb 2016
We found this one hour tour, and our tour guide, to be fabulous. What a great introduction to understand and explore the city.


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