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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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Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Great tour

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the carriage tour we took this week. It was a great way to learn about all the different parts of Charleston and see the city. I had been to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Joey A
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the carriage tour we took this week. It was a great way to learn about all the different parts of Charleston and see the city. I had been to Charleston several times before but had never been on a tour. I really learned a lot of things I did not know about the city... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our daughter moved to Charleston recently. She was excited to take us on the carriage tour. We had visited Charleston before and tried to see things on our own. This is the way to see the downtown area. John was our tour guide and he was great. I would recommend this for all visitors to Charleston. We are a older... More 

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MARIANNA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our tour was hosted by "Philip" who is a third generation Charlestonian. He is a college graduate who gave up the corporate life to enjoy meeting people and being outdoors. He was a wealth of knowledge. He spoke clearly and distinctly and added a lot of local insight. I highly recommend this tour company and request Philip's tour if you... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My sister and I enjoyed our carriage ride with tour guide Tim this weekend! It was fun to see the beautiful homes and historic buildings, and hear many histories and lore.

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Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was a little apprehensive about an hour carriage ride while someone was talking the whole time. My daughter (23 years old) and I loved it. The guide, Erik, was great. So much great information with a light hearted sense of humor. Was my favorite thing we did in Charleston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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