NYC Horse Carriage Rides
NYC Horse Carriage Rides
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City ToursMovie & TV ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursHorse-Drawn Carriage Tours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
NYC Horse Carriage Rides™ is a family-owned & operated company. My Father, Giuseppe, started the business in 1979 after emigrating to New York City from Sicily. My name is Frank, and as a child, I looked up to my Father and fell in love with the family business and horses. Today, I manage the company & dedicated to guaranteeing all my horses are well-cared for. My Father and I book, lead the tours, and over-look the carriages, so there are no middle-men, which allows us to offer the best prices, there are no surprises or hidden costs. I can personally guarantee that our family-owned & operated company offers the best carriage ride experience in Central Park. I grew up in New York & I take great pride in sharing the history of Central Park, pointing out landmarks and the amazing Manhattan skyline. I can also guarantee that all of our customers are treated with respect, sincerity, and professionalism and leave with a smile and great memories! Book today with our reputable company!
New York City, New York
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2023

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Bryan11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
No matter the weather, participating in a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park should not be missed at least once in your visits to NYC. Our day was originally forecast for snow but it ended up being a rainy, cold mess. You wouldn't think it be much fun but it was in an unexpected rain. With the rain, the canopy was extended and our view was limited to the small opening on each side...but then we realized what a gift that was. Time passes slow and as you look out the openings you see the beauty of the park in snapshots unimpeded by the distractions of looking in multiple places at once. Those images remain captured in our memories. Our driver, Tony, gave us his best and delivered the promised history and events at the park all while being drenched and speaking loudly so we could hear inside the carriage. He stopped and held our umbrellas while we took pictures and he so kindly took pictures of us. Growing up with horses including having a brother who has a carriage business in Texas, I wanted a reputable company whose horses were well cared and that is exactly what we got. Thank you for the entire experience - you delivered!
Written January 3, 2020
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Clinton, NC307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I booked the holiday VIP tour around 2 months prior to my trip as a surprise for my sister in law who was going with me for her first trip to the city and was given information regarding where pick up would be. The information given said to arrive 30 minutes early as the tour may leave up to 20 minutes before the scheduled time. We arrived to check in at 3:15pm for a 4pm tour. An older Asian gentleman was there with a carriage, but told us to go away and come back closer to 4. After having him repeat this several times, my sister in law and I decided to walk across the street to a bakery for tea and a snack. We had not been gone from the park 5 minutes (just long enough to sit down with our snack) when someone from the carriage company called to see if we were "on the way or needed help with directions" as it was time for us to report to the park?!? I explained that we had been there and were sent away to which she replied, well you need to go back now. I was more than a little irritated.
Upon returning to the park, there was no carriage there. We waited approximately 10 minutes before a carriage arrived and was ready to take us on our tour.
This is when our trip took a huge turn for the better!!! Our driver was Mike. He was amazing!!! We were given an amazing tour of the park with plenty of time to pause for pictures and see the sights. Mike was the best. He was very informative and shared all types of stories and facts about various parts of the park.
If I could be guaranteed another trip with Mike, we would book this again without hesitation!
Our communication with the rest of the staff would make me reconsider.
Written January 7, 2020
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en20212021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family

We really enjoyed our trip with NYC Horse Carriage Rides! I found them by researching carriage rides online and reading their reviews. The best part about it was that it was super professional and clear about all of the costs, options and instructions. They sent several reminders about my appointment with very specific details. We actually ended up arriving a little early and they were there and ready for our group. I felt really safe with them and I was not worried about being scammed or overcharged or anything weird.

We had two carriages, so I can only comment on the one that I was in. Our driver asked us (me and my husband) if we wanted a “tour” or a “romantic ride.” We chose the tour and we learned so many cool facts about Central Park. Our guide told us he was originally from Turkey and currently going to school in the US, so he had an interesting perspective. His cousin was the guide for our other carriage. Both guides made many photo stops and there was no extra charge for this. The pictures turned out great and will be lastingly memories.

Our ride was during the summer in the late afternoon and we chose the option to end at Tavern on the Green for dinner. I would recommend this as a nice way to extend your stay in the park and to visit another iconic location.

Overall we really enjoyed the activity and I would wholehearted recommend it! Thank you!
Written August 24, 2021
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Thank you for supporting the official NYC Horse Carriage Rides company, and taking the time to rate us 5 stars for your Central Park Carriage Ride experience! Wow, just wow! Thank you so much for the kind words, and this thoughtful, comprehensive review! This sounds like a great time, with a perfect end at Tavern which is a great restaurant! We are so happy to have been able to facilitate such a wonderful tour experience for you and your parties! We love that you have plenty photos to solidify the moments, and we look forward to having you join us in the future possibly for our evening, or holiday tours! Your business is greatly valued.
Written August 28, 2021
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GarrettHurula
Dallas, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had booked the event at least a month in advance as this was a surprise Birthday gift for my Friend and was thrilled to receive updated notifications via text and emails
Due to the inclement weather. We arrived a bit early being unfamiliar with Central Park and the carriage and driver were right on time ready to look for us. Our driver and horse both shared the same name (Troy) as well as the compassionate for making sure our 1st time experience was a GREAT one and they both delivered.
Thank you for a lifetime memory
(Wish I could share a photo)
Written February 11, 2020
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dstewietec
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
I cannot say enough great things about this tour. The guide was ahead of schedule, let us start early as to beat the rain that was coming in. Our guide was very knowledgeable gave us just the right amount of information not too much and not too little. He was very accommodating. We did this with our 2 year old who got to feed the horses throughout the trip and he loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to do something special and just get away for some quality family time. The tour DID NOT feel rushed and was an extremely pleasant experience.
Written May 12, 2021
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schnitkerls
Mankato, MN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Our carriage ride through Central Park couldn’t have been any better, NYC Horse Carriage Rides was the absolute best choice of carriage ride companies. Our reservations were very easy to complete online and we received detailed directions to make sure our experience was to our satisfaction. Our carriage driver/coachman Josh (“The Artful Dodger”) was extremely informative and quite entertaining, he truly made our ride wonderful! I would highly recommend NYC Horse Carriage Rides to anyone visiting Central Park for the first time or the one hundredth time.
Written December 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing The Official NYC Horse Rides Company since 1979. We are so glad that you had an amazing time with us.
Written July 7, 2022
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ymonica9
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We had such a wonderful experience on our carriage ride from start to finish! The booking process was easy. We had questions which were answered and the representative was very, very helpful and courteous. Prior to our ride, we needed to communicate to our driver who was also very kind and helpful. The ride itself was lots of fun. The driver was gracious and informative. So interesting to hear the fun Central Park facts! We had two carriages for our party and each group learned so much about the area. Our party included an infant and the drivers helped us navigate bringing along the little one! The carriages were beautifully adorned also.

I strongly recommend NYC Horse Carriage Rides and will surely look for another opportunity to use them for another tour soon!
Written December 30, 2020
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acox03109
Manchester, NH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I have to say I planned my trip to NYC just for this carriage ride through Central Park.
This has been my life long dream to have a carriage ride through Central Park , I never had used this company or heard of it , I just looked it up on the internet and booked a ride and I have to say it was easy to book. Once I got to nyc I went to scout out where they had told me they would be and they were right on point with directions.
The day of my ride they sent me reminders via text for my ride I had booked , which was wonderful as we all know that going to the big city can be for a non stop busy day.
When I arrived to the park I met with the gentleman that was taking me for my dream ride Mario and his horse Barney .
Mario offered us a couple blankets as we took a night ride. I have to say Mario was Knowledgeable about the park , Mario is also a great Photographer if you want him to take pictures of you with your device, he knows where the best views to take photos is.
Barney was a great horse, he didn’t like the carrots we tried to give him but he did take his cookies.
You can tell Mario loves what he does for a living. My trip in all was wonderful and would book with this company again in my future trips.
Written January 7, 2020
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woodburyfootball
Woodbury, MN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We took an evening carriage ride with Adam and Winter (horse). It was awesome. He was able to point out lots of interesting parts of the park and the city, and he took some great pictures for us at a couple of different stops. Will definitely recommend this to any friends traveling to NYC!
Written January 2, 2020
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pamelagc91
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My niece and I were in NYC for her 18th birthday. This was honestly a great experience. We went on a Sunday morning to avoid a lot of crowds. Carriage was easy to find and well-marked. Weather couldn't have been better. Driver, Troy, was friendly, informative, and took great photos of us. I want to come back and do this again with my husband.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thanks for this review! We're so happy you and your niece enjoyed your Central Park Horse Carriage Ride with us. Our drivers are always very friendly and knowledgeable about the park and share fun facts along the way. :) The Official NYC Horse Carriage Rides Company
Written March 11, 2020
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