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Carolina Polo and Carriage Co.

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Address: 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29464
Phone Number: (843) 577-6767
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Description: Carolina Polo and Carriage Company is the only carriage company in...
Carolina Polo and Carriage Company is the only carriage company in Charleston owned and operated by Charlestonians whose families have been here since the 1600's.Don't just take a buggy ride, come see the real thing as we show you sights that will leave you breathless and tours that will leave you speechless. Private carriages are available for tours, weddings and other festive occasions.
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Best carriage tour

I've taken many carriage tours in Charleston and know a lot of the stories told by the guides, but I was very impressed with the tour we took with this company. Greg was our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've taken many carriage tours in Charleston and know a lot of the stories told by the guides, but I was very impressed with the tour we took with this company. Greg was our guide and he was wonderful! He is a history teacher and very knowledgeable of Charleston. His stories were interesting and not corny like some I've experienced.... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a private tour for a quick weekend get away and were not disappointed. Having done my research beforehand, I was aware of the lottery system so I was prepared for a bad route which I understand is not the carriage company's fault. We also had a pretty rainy morning Friday which added to my concerns. We got lucky... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was the second time in the past few years that we took the carriage ride through Charleston. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed our many interesting facts along the way. It is a very good way to see the old downtown area from a different perspective. If you have an hour or so to kill, I would recommend... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had an excellent tour guide & horse (I forget her name). She was very informative & professional. She was great about answering questions and pointing out details; very experienced in the city. We were assigned Route #2 by the tourism bureau.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went today on a carriage tour, with Phillip as our guide. Really knowledgeable, extremely interesting tour. Saw and learned so much more than we were able to experience in our car and on our own. Highly recommend this tour - and loved Rembrandt the horse!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are other companies, but we were referred to Carolina Polo by friends; I would recommend them to anyone. Local, professional, funny and informative. Great way to spend an hour seeing Charleston and it's lovely homes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a great guide and a short wait. They were very accomodating. Really enjoyed the horse and buggy ride/ history tour of Charleston! HIGHLY recommend.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had been on a carriage tour before but the weather was lovely so we went again. They do vary the routes so we did see some different streets this time. Our tour guide had a great personality so that helped make the trip even better. It's a really nice way to get an overall view of the city if... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a very nice ride around the downtown area. Our guide was very nice but unfortunately the four women in the front row thought he was their personal guide and attempted to use him for all of their own questions, mostly about the condition of the horses. The horses appeared to be well cared for, for the record. He... More 

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Vienna, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Charleston for years and we have yet to find a better tour company. Carolina Polo's warming and inviting staff were prompt to sort any problems that we hit. Our booking was simple and reasonably priced. When we got on our carriage, our tour guide filled us with good laughs, insight int the... More 

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