New York City

Carriage Ride in Central Park (VIP - PRIVATE) Since 1964™

New York City, USA
Central Park Horse and Carriage Ride

From $16.99

per group (up to 1)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don’t settle for seeing Central Park through the window of a non-stop tour bus. Instead, make the most of good weather and enjoy a tour of the park in one of New York City’s iconic horse-drawn carriages. Hear about the history of Central Park and the Big Apple from your driver and take advantage of photo stops at park highlights made famous in so many movies, books and television shows.
  • No sharing with strangers: this carriage ride is private for you and your group
  • If it’s cold out, beat the chill with the provided blankets
  • All carriages are wheelchair accessible
  • Carriage rides suitable for all ages, from a few months old to 100 years old

What's Included

  • Tax , Blankets, Photo stops, Carrots for the horse
  • GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED. You can tip cash or card accepted. Thank you again!

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 200 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Our starting point is 7th ave 59th street just in the Central Park at the end of the carriage line

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

When the weather is fair, there’s no better way to see the sites of New York City’s Central Park than from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.

Easily meet your driver, and horse, in Central Park. If you like you can give your horse a little treat (carrots provided). Then you’ll be on your way.

Your driver will give you loads of information about the places you pass by, including insider information that you wouldn’t get in a guidebook.

Some of the places you’ll pass by are the Wollman Rink, Balto Statue, Loeb Boathouse, Cherry Hill, and much more. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way.

Also, if it’s a tad chilly, you can use blankets provided in your carriage.

Central Park Carriage Rides - Official Booking Site

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues who cannot easily climb steps
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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842 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great Ride Oscar
Michelle_L, Apr 2024
Oscar was very polite. Very knowledgeable and respectful. Thank you so much. We will absolutely take this carriage ride again
Be careful with booking....
Leigh_N, Apr 2024
Be careful with booking. Maximum is 4 adults per carriage. However, second carriage was offered but had to pay more. Drivers were excellent. We still tipped!
Avril_H, Apr 2024
Unfortunately not the joyful experience we were expecting! Both the carriage and the poor bedraggled horse (Strawberry) looked like they needed a rest. Central Park was lovely to see but this was definitely not worth the £100 we paid plus $20 dollar tip that was expected.. This doesn’t reflect the pictures shown on your website
Central Park Carriage ride
KIMBERLY_G, Apr 2024
Beautiful park with great views and pictures. Downside, hard to find carriage so we got started 10 mins late. Ride was supposed to be 50 mins and it was only 30. We were very disappointed.
Great Ride
David_B, Apr 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable driver. Beautiful exploration of Central Park. Would recommend if you have never seen it previously.
James_D, Apr 2024
None !! Allows you to book for 5 adults. When you get there the guy tells you in no uncertain terms you should have read page 2. Why on earth does it; 1) Allow you to book 5 adults 2) Confirm on front page of confirmation 5 Adults 3) Be told you should have read second page 4) 5 Adults means 3 Adults and 2 children Really !! DO NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO BOOK 5 ADULTS ON YOUR WEB PAGE
Lovely sightseeing around the Park
Anne_P, Apr 2024
Oscar our carriage driver was superb. Plenty of information about the Park and also stopped at great photographic points of interest.
I loved Strawberry!
Shaneka_K, Apr 2024
Great service, Oscar our driver was very courteous, timely and took lots of great photos. The horse (Strawberry) was beautiful and photogenic and if I didn’t know any better, posed with us in our pictures. Highly recommend!
Best ride
Xarisa_S, Apr 2024
The ride was so amazing. Our driver was funny and informative. I loved the pictures he took also. I would do it again.
Go with another company
Corinna_B, Apr 2024
booked for 1pm and they text me and told me that time wasn’t available after i already paid. They canceled me and have yet to see refund.
Unpleasant experience
Abigail_W, Apr 2024
Very unprofessional guide, got into argument with the city worker at the park. Gave very little information about the park.
Carriage ride
Shena_K, Apr 2024
Oscar was very nice! Great experience! We all enjoyed ourselves!! Very pretty Don’t have anything else to say 100 character minimum
Sightseeing in Comfort
Katie_D, Apr 2024
I brought my parents to New York for their first time and this was our first tour of the trip and it was brilliant. You see so much of the park and can stop to take beautiful photos. Our tour guide gave us some great tips on things to come back and explore and the carriage was very comfortable. 10/10
No show carriage driver expecting a refund
Andrew_G, Apr 2024
Awaiting a refund. We booked for 1: pm our tickets said 1:pm . We got a text message at 12:15 pm from the carriage guy that he could not do 1:pm and he could do 3:20 pm. We were at the carriage place at 12:50 pm and looked for the guy. We asked a few carriage drivers and they said he was on another ride. Only at 1:30 did we see his text. If we are give a 1:pm time, we expect it to be honored, being that we had a 3 year old and 10 yr old.
Not an enjoyable...
Brandy_M, Mar 2024
Not an enjoyable experience. I wouldn’t recommend this company . Research a little more before booking your ride
Robin_M, Mar 2024
Paid for a 1 hour carriage ride- but it lasted just shy of 40 minutes. Disappointed! The driver, who was polite, gave few facts about Central Park (just 3) I’ve been on a carriage ride previously and it was much more fun and engaging. This one was not.
Brandy_D, Mar 2024
Our driver picked us up 15 minutes late. Our time was 3:15 he picked us up at 3:30. We paid for 1 hour and were dropped back off at 4:05. So we got a 35 minute ride when we paid for an hour but when we said something he said oh it’s not a big deal I have another ride waiting for me.
Oscar and Strawberry
George_S, Mar 2024
Oscar and Strawberry were amazing… flowers and chocolates for my daughter were perfect. Central Park was beautiful, you showed us all the nostalgic spots. Thank you for the memories. Highly recommend!
Fabulous experience
Paul_M, Mar 2024
Oscar was brilliant and took time to explain all the sights. He took pictures of us when we required and nothing was too much trouble.
Wonderful ride through park
Matthew_M, Mar 2024
Feeding the horse at the fountain. Enjoying the weather and all the sites in Central Park. The guide was not chatty but pointed out highlights. It was nice.

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