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Carolina Polo and Carriage Co.

181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29464 (Downtown)
(843) 577-6767
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Ranked #56 of 168 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Carolina Polo and Carriage Company is the only carriage company in Charleston owned and operated by Charlestonians whose families have been here since... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Saint-Ismier, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are hawkers on the streets across from the market selling carriage tours. Although they don't undersell each other, there can be significant differences in the wait between tours (15-20 mn for some, as much as 30-40 for others), comfort in boarding (boarding dock as opposed to a step ladder on the sidewalk). You can't pick your guide so that's... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our guide Daniel was terrific. As he put it, his tour may not be politically correct but it is historically correct. Daniel did a good job of representing different points of view as he discussed Charleston's history. He was also really entertaining and did a great job fielding questions. We saw a good cross section of downtown Charleston, from the... More

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Holland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went on the carriage ride early in the day. The your was very informative and our guide did a great job. I recommend.

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Longwood, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our tour took us down to the battery and around Rainbow Row. We had a variety of ages on our carriage ride and our tour guide had interesting facts for all of us. I wish I could remember our guides name (I think it was Eric?, could be totally off) but he was knowledgeable and also so kind to Zorro,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The only complaint was the thunderstorm that was during our ride. This was a package deal with the Doubletree Hotel and I suggest this company as the driver was very knowledgeable of Charleston's History(he was a high school history teacher) and he was also very caring to the house. He eased and calmed the horse through the storm and he... More

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Hampton, South Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you want to learn about Charleston and its history go with Carolina Polo and ask for John. You will not be disappointed with the tour or history lesson. I have done a lot of tour and John Polk's are the best. True southern charm and his love for the South and Charleston does show in his tours. I rate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Charlston has a rich History from early colonial days , the Revolutionary War against Brittan and the Civil war. A great way to see the old City.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Joshua is an outstanding tour guide. Joshua deserves raises, praises, accolades, rewards and special recognition.

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Perth, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to go on a carriage ride thru Charleston as the weather was not very cooperative for walking and we were tired of being rained on. The ride was nice and the tour guide was very informative. We went on the carriage with our 2 daughters ages 9 and 11 and they really enjoyed the laid back pace after... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ryan did an excellent job pointing out the past and local jargon used in Charleston. He was very informative and very funny. I would highly recommend the Horse and Buggy tour even on a Hot day. It was a cool breeze on a Hot day!

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