New York City

Central Park and NYC Horse Carriage Ride OFFICIAL ( ELITE Private) Since 1970™

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Central park joy

From $7.99

per group (up to 4)

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the classic New York City experience of a horse-drawn carriage ride on this private tour of Central Park. You’ll travel through the park like a Gilded Age aristocrat as your guide leads you to landmarks including the Central Park Carousel and the Plaza Hotel, providing informative commentary if you wish. This is a perfect romantic outing for couples, or a fun activity for families.
  • Private tour of Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Learn about the history of the park and its landmarks
  • Tour offers a choice between a short or standard route
  • Carriages can accommodate up to 3 adults plus 2 children

What's Included

  • fully guided tours - Blankets - tax - photo stop - we can get 5 people(3 adult and 2 kids under 12)
  • - tips

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Manhattan, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Corner of 59th street and 7th avenue

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Wollman Rink (Pass By)

Central Park Carousel (Pass By)

Chess & Checkers House Visitor Center (Pass By)

The Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop (Pass By)

The Plaza (Pass By)

Balto Statue

1 minuteAdmission Ticket Free

Rumsey Playfield (Pass By)

Bethesda Terrace

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cherry Hill

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bow Bridge (Pass By)

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial (Pass By)

The Dakota (Pass By)

Tavern On the Green (Pass By)

Columbus Circle (Pass By)

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
  • 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.

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234 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Awesome experience with John and Rambo!
Bryan_S, Apr 2024
A wonderful experience that I can highly recommend. The carriage driver was John and our horse was Rambo. They were exceptional team. John was kind, funny, and allowed us to stop where we wanted for photos. Rambo kept the pace and was beautiful. This is must, particularly with John and Rambo.
Great Experience
Anastasia_C, Apr 2024
Great experience; Emre was the best driver - so friendly and knowledgeable!! We definitely recommend riding with Emre!
Adam and Madison great tour guides across Central Park
Donna_J, Apr 2024
Seeing Central Park via Horse Carriage Ride was a smart and enchanting journey that my kids will cherish forever. From start to finish, every aspect of the experience was seamless and delightful. Meeting up with our carriage ride was incredibly easy. The designated meeting point was conveniently located near Central Park, and our friendly host texted us to let us know where to meet and to confirm. Our host was knowledgeable about the park's history and landmarks and a fantastic storyteller who entertained us throughout the ride. From tales of Central Park's creation to interesting anecdotes about its famous residents, we learned so much while enjoying the leisurely pace of the carriage ride. But perhaps the best part of the experience was seeing the sheer joy and wonder on our children's faces. They were captivated by the sights and sounds of Central Park, eagerly pointing out wildlife and posing for photos at scenic spots along the way. It was a magical moment that we'll always treasure as a family. Overall, the Central Park and NYC Horse Carriage Ride exceeded our expectations in every way. Its easy meet-up process, stunning views, engaging host, and undeniable charm make it a must-do activity for anyone visiting or living in New York City. We can't wait to do it again!
Good tour through Central Park
Benjamin_K, Mar 2024
Ente did a very good Tour and was friendly and nice. He had blankets for everyone and was very reliable
Great experience!
Kate_H, Mar 2024
Adam was Wonderful! He was full of great information and trivia about Central Park, and was happy to answer questions. His horse Destiny was lovely as well! I’m so glad we did the carriage ride as a overall view of Central Park
We got there early, but...
Grace_W, Mar 2024
We got there early, but Adam had no problems taking us early. My grandson giving Madison (the horse) carrots and petting her was definitely the highlight of the tour. Adam was very pleasant the whole tour.
Adam and Madison have us a memorable afternoon
Susan_C, Mar 2024
It was a rather cold day and we arrived very early we contacted the office and they brought forward our ride. Which was excellent. Madison and Adam were beautifully turned out and the carriage was brand new looking, really smart. We were entertained with the commentary as we went around and learnt a lot of interesting facts about the park. Because we all had various issues Adam took lots of pictures for us so we were able to stay in the carriage, which was a great help. We had a great experience and will certainly recommend this excursion to our friends.
So much fun
Sarah_M, Mar 2024
The tour guide, Adam, was so much fun and knowledgeable about the park. I learned a lot from him, I had my older mom and my 10 year old daughter with me and we all really enjoyed this experience!
March in NYC
Cecilia_S, Mar 2024
Adam was very polite and knowledgeable. He stopped where we wanted him to stop. He answered all of our questions took several pictures. Let us feed the horses. We had a wonderful time.!
Amazing experience
Jasmin_S, Feb 2024
Our trip was cancelled due to a snow storm but was rebooked for another day. We arrived earlier than planned but this was not a problem as our guide and horse were ready. Our guide Emre and Horse Rambo were fabulous! Emre told us about the different parts of Central Park that we were passing as well as the different films and movies that had been filmed in Central Park. Emre was incredibly knowledgable. We stopped at several places and Emre took photos for us! The tour lasted around 45 minutes. A beautiful way to end to our fabulous time in NYC!!
A stroll through Central Park
Cristina_A, Feb 2024
We had an amazing time with John & Rambo. He was so patient and kind enough to answer all of our questions.
Great ride and experience
Andrew_C, Feb 2024
Had an excellent trip via horse and carriage with driver Adam and horse called Maddison. Driver was very knowledgeable and full if interesting facts and information, helped take photos for us and made the hour we had very enjoyable! Would highly recommend!
Silas_L, Feb 2024
Our handsome tour guide was exceptional at pointing out the rich history in the park as well as helping us take awesome photos together!!
Memorable evening
Asif_K, Jan 2024
Thanks to Adam for a memorable evening and a nice experience. He was very cooperative and managed to make us happy
Made me feel like royalty
Ansley_D, Jan 2024
Very well done and accommodating, the driver was informative and nice to us the entire time and I highly recommend this experience.
Nice experience.
Karen_D, Jan 2024
Driver (Faith) and Horse (Rambo) were great. Called me in advance to confirm time. Offered a few tips of where to visit near the park after the ride.
ANNA_R, Jan 2024
The carriage ride itself was very enjoyable. I bought it for family with kids and they had great time. The only problem I had was that the meeting point is a place where all the carriages stop and there is nothing in the booking that would indicate which ride was the one booked. We ended up asking multiple drivers and having to run up and down the meeting point. The number in the booking was busy when we called and finally answered at third attempt. The person that answered wasn’t particularly nice. For the price tag of almost 300 bucks I expected it to be better organized.
Carriage Driver of the Year
Donna_C, Jan 2024
Emre was our carriage driver. He was very pleasant, excellent tour guide. He went above and beyond because I could not find him and he came in the direction where I was after FaceTime. He was very kind. He dropped off my girls at the skating rink and then we were on the tour. He did not hesitate to stop for pictures, very pleasant. We did not feel rushed.
Viator and NYC Carriage ride ripped me off
jessica_h, Dec 2023
No one should be paying more than the price listed on the carriage I am still owed a respond about my partial refund Ride did not last the full 40 minutes
Would recommend
Nicola_B, Dec 2023
We had a great ride through Central Park with Adam and Madison! He was very knowledgable and ensured we didn’t miss anything. Madison was clearly well looked after and loved.

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