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Carolina Polo and Carriage Co.

181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29464 (Downtown)
(843) 577-6767
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Ranked #65 of 195 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Carolina Polo and Carriage Company is the only carriage company in Charleston owned and operated by...
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Midlothian, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Recommended to try Carolina Polo & Carriage by visitor center. No disappointment! Carolina our 18 hand sweet carriage horse was awesome!! Our tour guide Tim with his jokes, stories and knowledge of Charleston was super !!! Totally enjoyed and would do it again!!!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Knowing no better (we now know there are 5 companies), we booked a tour by carriage at the Visitors' Center in Meeting Street, which turned out to be with Carolina Polo. They don't give you a time slot at the Visitors' Centre, so you have to go down to the meeting point to book a slot. When we got to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I work for a travel destination management company. After finally being able to find a carriage company in Charleston, I was quite displeased with the service they provided to me and my client. It seems to me they cannot accept or handle 'pre-payment', as they forget onsite that a credit card number was given to pay for the tour. Also,... More 

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DFW area
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm a history buff, so did quite a bit of reading about Charleston's history prior to our visit to this great city. However, hearing John's telling of the tales in his rich South Carolina accent made it such a unique and rich experience. His wealth of knowledge went deeper than a memorized script.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to Charleston many, many times and always thought of the carriage rides as "touristy." I could not have been more wrong! It should be your first stop upon visiting this lovely city. It might help you decide what else you would like to do while there. I think there must be more than one company in Charleston,... More 

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