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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

New York, United States
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


There are few things more romantic or charming than seeing New York City from a horse-drawn carriage. Take a leisurely journey around Central Park, exploring its many bridges, fountains and statues. Pass landmarks including the Imagine Mosaic, the Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Zoo. A blanket and top enclosure are provided for warmth if necessary.
  • Private carriage ride through Central Park in New York City
  • Enjoy a romantic evening in Central Park
  • Ride with your loved one or up to four friends and family members
  • Blanket and top enclosure provided for warmth if necessary
  • Coachman will point out historical landmarks and famous movie locations

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy a leisurely ride without the hassle of rushing to an appointed time.

What's Included

  • 15-20 or 45-50 minute horse and carriage ride
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Blanket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Simon Bolivar Monument
    59 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Departure point: 59th Street and 6th Ave Directions: Please go directly to 59th & 6th with your voucher and look for the carriages with " Central Park Sightseeing" logo in the front of carriages. Return point: Returns to original departure point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Grab a friend or a date and explore New York City’s famous Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. Take in the wide variety of sights and sounds and fall in love with this iconic park.

Central Park was the first public park built in America, and today is the most visited urban park in the country, with almost 40 million visitors each year. It’s also one of the most filmed locations in the world. Over 300 movies have scenes within the park, from Romeo and Juliet in 1908 to The Avengers in 2011 and beyond.

See all the famous sites, including Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill, the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Gapstow Bridge and many more.

A blanket and top enclosure are provided for warmth if necessary during the colder months.

Please note: The price listed is per carriage, with a total of four people allowed in the carriage.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If tour is canceled due to weather restrictions you will receive a full refund
  • Please note from 5:00pm-6:30pm there are fewer carriages than normal due to the driver shift change
  • Pricing shown is per carriage - 4 person max
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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757 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Ride cancelled due to Snow: No Refund
Sarah_J, Feb 2022
THIS IS A SCAM!!! We booked a horse ride on Saturday January 28th, but the ride was cancelled due to excessive snow. That would have been fine, except they refused to refund our money which we already paid. If you book, make sure you DO NOT pay in advance. Do not pay until you arrive, otherwise you will get no refund even if the ride is cancelled.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Plenty of pictures taken...
LeaS, Jan 2022
Plenty of pictures taken and enjoyed immensely but they are still in my I Phone and not yet available in my computer to send. Our horse, Chocolate, as was our driver were great.
Highly recommend
DanaTodd_H, Jan 2022
Colin was incredibly kind, patient and informative. Kids and grown ups had a nice relaxing time. Very fun and a classic NYC experience.
Our drivers were...
soterios_a, Dec 2021
Our drivers were wonderful , very kind and knowledgeable…would highly recommend.Took us all around and explained cool facts
Worst experience
Hannah_G, Dec 2021
The carriages never arrived. We waited in the cold and dark with a 3 and 4 year old . After a lot of calls saying they was on way never turned up. Got told could have a refund. We are now home and have tried to get a refund and they viator are saying no to the refund . Will never use viator again which is a shame because we had used them lots before.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Driver pointed out all...
Lauren_J, Dec 2021
Driver pointed out all the movie spots. Entertained the kids. We had a great time and I highly recommend
Was awesome nice day our...
mariaj_c, Dec 2021
Was awesome nice day our tour quide was friendly stop for pictures had a nice heavy blanket I loved it
Terrible and waste of money
nicola_G, Dec 2021
The carriage was late ! He was rude He didn’t appologise for being late . The kids hated it and he was not very helpful. Terrible
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very unprofessional
Betsy_G, Dec 2021
My driver never showed up I had this planned for Christmas day it was a disappointing upsetting for me and my family I strongly suggest to people not to make any reservation with this company, I ended up using service so I was already there it cost me less and I’m still waiting for my refund
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was beautiful, the...
Ivelisse_G, Dec 2021
It was beautiful, the views and history of the park was awesome, my problem was the wait and it was raining, tgere is couple of people schedule at the same time, we were there before other people and they got in first, the guy did not ask who was here first.
Don’t Book if You Want a Carriage Ride
samantha_L, Dec 2021
The carriage never turned up, waited over half an hour and the contact number didn’t work. Thanks for spoiling our holiday!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Romantic ride through Central Park
Lukiko_M, Dec 2021
Because there was such a high demand for carriages, we had to wait a bit for our driver. But, once our driver showed up we got in and were on our way. The scenery was beautiful... the history behind the different landmarks and locations was intriguing. It was extremely romantic. The driver was knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely do this again when I return!!
Wonderful Carriage Ride
Karen_F, Dec 2021
Our tour guide was perfect! Just the right amount of information and so friendly! It was a highlight of our trip to NYC!
Basic experience
Moyra_H, Dec 2021
Horse carriage ride was good but guide did the bare minimum to make it fun or informative and didn’t make any stops for photos.
Read the reviews--DO NOT PREPAY. You'll regret it!
Erick_F, Dec 2021
I was confirmed an 8pm appointment. I was asked via phone to reschedule to 7:15pm because there was no driver availability at my original time. I rescheduled my 7:00pm dinner reservation to 8:15pm to accommodate their request and showed up at 7:10pm. I spoke with several carriage drivers and no one had my reservation. When I mentioned Central Park Sightseeing (the vendor responsible for my carriage ride), NOT ONE driver said anything positive about the CPS's owner. I called the contact number to find out when/if my driver would show. They said to wait as he might be running a little late. By 7:45pm--no driver. There were other available drivers just sitting there wanting business, but neither the 3 other couples or myself wanted to pay again (they only take cash and guilt you into a tip on top). Again, I called for an arrival time but they were unable to provide one and again suggested I wait to see what happens. Keep in mind it's roughly 40 degrees outside and I had a child in my group. I waited until 8:00pm until I took another driver. Had to pay cash (luckily I had it), but at least we got to see Central Park during the holiday season. It being so late, I had to cancel my rescheduled dinner reservation and ended up eating deli pizza instead. Not a Merry Christmas in my book. I emailed requesting a full $155.36 refund. To say I am extremely frustrated would be an understatement.
Do not pre-book!!!
Francine_G, Dec 2021
Thought I would be organised and book this horse and carriage ride - what a mistake! Upon arrival at Central Park we were treated with distain by all the carriage operators as they clearly want cash or payment there and then. We booked for 10am and had to wait until 10.45 to get a driver willing to take us! I called the helpline and was just told to cancel if the delay was too long. Don’t bother booking there are plenty of operators wanting to pick up passengers.
Waiting for refund
Shawna_F, Dec 2021
The driver was extremely rude & would not honor my reservation. He told me he did not want my company & he has no business working with the public. All the drivers wanted cash and I wasn’t the only person they did this to. Very disappointed and DO NOT RECOMMEND!
Reservation doesn’t mean what you think it means
Colin_M, Dec 2021
Lined up for carriage ride and was told by multiple drivers that they did not take reserved guests. Apparently the carriages limited to reservations also preferred cash tourists as no carriages were actually present at reservation window. There were three other families waiting. Evidently paying up front and the company will take your reservation but the company does not know how to hold a reservation. Would not recommend this to anyone. Bright spot, my refund request was performed promptly.
Hard to navigate check in
Jennifer_E, Dec 2021
It was confusing when we showed up because there is no one there to check you in. A bunch of men were standing there selling rides and when I showed him my reservation he said, that company is no good, they have no drivers here, a scam. I called the customer service number and was told to approach a driver directly. Lucky enough I found a driver who was extremely nice and helpful. He found my reservation and made our experience wonderful!!
Ariana_J, Dec 2021
We rated this specific experience a 1 because we didn’t get to experience anything, the carriage never showed up!! Now I’m fighting to get my money back!!


Product code: 5557CARRIAGE