New York City

NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (Up to 4 Adults)

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the natural beauty and main attractions of Central Park during a horse-and-carriage ride. Perfect for a romantic occasion or fun-loving families, the tour is the ideal way to see the landmarks of the world-famous park without getting worn out. Set a leisurely pace on the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) trail, which includes views of Cherry Hill, the Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, and more.
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Guarantee your ride when you book in advance
  • See Central Park from a unique perspective
  • Pay one convenient fee per carriage

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Prices are per carriage, NOT per person. A carriage takes up to four adults.
  • Licensed professional guide (licenses are authorized by New York City authorities)
  • Roof (for rain or sun, optional)
  • Blankets (during winter)
  • Photos taken by the guide
  • Treats for the horses
  • Live customer service
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • José Julián Martí Statue
    W 59th St &, Center Drive, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Enter the park on 6th Avenue & 59th street, meet us in front of Jose Julian Marti Statue on the right.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Monumento General Jose de San Martin

1 minuteAdmission Ticket Included

Wollman Rink

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park Carousel

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Balto Statue

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Women's Rights Pioneers Monument

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bethesda Fountain

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Central Park Boathouse

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tavern On the Green

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bow Bridge

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Columbus Circle

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Popular for romantic couples
  • Popular with kids
  • Stroller accessible
  • Maximum of 4 adults for each carriage. 2 kids under the age of 7 are considered one adult.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Ticket. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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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231 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Honor was an amazing tour...
Jackie_B, Mar 2024
Honor was an amazing tour guide that gave us very interesting information through out the ride. We rode through Central Park and a little ride through the city. Would definitely recommend…
Don’t waste your money!
dave_d, Feb 2024
Overpriced 20 minute rushed ride. Could have got a ride for less. Didn’t need to book thru this app. Rushed
Christmas in Central Park
James_B, Jan 2024
Luis was a great carriage driver and made the trip in Central Park on Christmas Day enjoyable and memorable
Great ride around Central Park
Karen_G, Jan 2024
We arrived early for our trip but that was not a problem. The carriage driver Louis was very helpful and full of interesting information. His horse Duke was lovely and well cared for. We had a wonderful drive around the park on a bright, fresh morning. I would thoroughly recommend this company.
The tour and sites seen...
Karen_C, Dec 2023
The tour and sites seen were great but our driver had zero energy, barely spoke to us and spoke so low we could barely hear him.
Dream ride
Betsy_P, Dec 2023
Amazing experience! The driver of the carriage was awesome and very helpful! It was the highlight of the day
Unforgettable highlight
Shane_F, Dec 2023
What an idyllic, memorable experience having a peaceful carriage ride through Central Park at night. On of the highlights of our trip! Thanks Parviz for sharing key facts and chauffeuring us so safely around the park.
too short - thought we would see more
Brad_G, Dec 2023
Advertised ride as 45 minutes only lasted 30 ?? Thought we would see more of the overall park but only saw a little of the southern 1/4
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Brad, Thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the duration and scope of your tour. While our standard ride is advertised as 45 minutes and typically covers a larger portion of the park, there may be variations in routes and durations for specific tour options. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will work to improve our communication with our team to ensure that such misunderstandings do not occur in the future. If you would like to reach us with further detail, we would like to compensate for our shortcomings. Best wishes, Jay
Lovely experience and informational
Jeff_B, Dec 2023
We loved our horse Keeper and our driver. It was a lovely ride through Central Park learning the history of the statues and parts of the park. Taking the ride in the park in the evening was particularly nice in that it was quiet with fewer crowds. I would definitely recommend the experience.
Great trip
Michael_M, Dec 2023
Our guide was knowledgable and funny. Kept us entertained the whole trip. The views of the NYC skyline at night were breathtaking...Thank you Rauf!!!
We had a hard time...
Michael_C, Dec 2023
We had a hard time understanding the driver. Would have been good for him to have a microphone . Just a so so ride.
Must Do, Bucket List!
rcesaitis, Dec 2023
Great experience, checked off the bucket list. Great to find calm in an otherwise bustling place. Highly recommend to others
Definitely Worth it
Julia_A, Dec 2023
We had a great time with our guide! Definitely recommend, super easy to see everything! Thank you for a great holiday experience!
Excellent evening!
Julie_L, Dec 2023
The drivers were all incredibly friendly and helpful as we were looking for where to wait and also while waiting for our carriage. We did show up a little early, so no waiting on their part.
Enjoyable ride
Mark_L, Dec 2023
Absolutely loved the horse and driver! They were very hospitable and the driver was very knowledgeable about Central Park. The only thing I would have changed was the time of day we went. I was told ( not by Viator) that the park was decorated with Christmas lights this time of year. This is not correct , so it was really dark so didn’t see a whole lot, but the ride was very enjoyable!
Afternoon in Central Park
Barbara_D, Dec 2023
Was just my husband and myself. Was a bucket list event. Our driver was great and we had a nice time
A must do especially at Christmas!!!! Loved it!!!
Diane_C, Dec 2023
Fabulous experience. Took my 4 granddaughters to NYC for a Grandmas Christmas weekend. They were so excited and all of them felt like princesses riding in the carriage. Luis our guide was amazing. Kind and patient he answered all their little girl questions. He even let them feed his horse who was so beautiful. Luis was very informative giving us a wonderful guided tour. Thank you Luis for a wonderful experience. I Was not able to upload pictures site issue. But we got some wonderful ones thanks to Luis. I’m so glad we did this, The kids will remember it always. Memories the gift that keeps giving.
Perfect- would recommend
Andrea_C, Dec 2023
Absolutely perfect. Our carriage driver was funny and informative. I read some reviews about drivers who just sped through- ours had a passion for horses and told us how he loves riding with his horse Abbey. He was gentle and kind and you could tell he loved his job.
Margaret_M, Dec 2023
Unfortunately I consider our ride a waste of money and I would not do it again. They advertise 40-45 minutes and we felt like it was a rushed half hour at most. They advertise blankets (We went in early December) and were not offered a blanket so I gave my coat to my sister to put on her legs. They advertise pictures will be taken - our guide rushed some at Cherry Hill but the horse kept moving away and he didn’t get everyone in our group of four in the picture frame. They advertise feeding the horse after and that was not offered. Have to say we were disappointed!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Margar, I want to sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we are committed to addressing the concerns you raised to improve our services. I'm truly sorry to hear about the discrepancies in the ride duration, the absence of a blanket, and the challenges you faced with the guide's photography efforts. Your discomfort and the missed photo opportunity do not align with our standards, and we will work diligently to ensure such issues are rectified promptly. Regarding the option to feed the horse, we will review our communication and ensure that this experience is consistently offered to our guests, as advertised. Your feedback serves as an opportunity for us to make necessary adjustments and enhance the overall experience for our future guests. We hope you will consider giving NYC Adventures another chance in the future, as we are committed to providing a more satisfying experience. If you would like to discuss your experience further or have any additional feedback to share, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We appreciate your time in sharing your concerns and thank you for helping us improve. Sincerely Jay
Thank you Ihlan, Marshmallow, and viator
Mary_S, Nov 2023
Can't thank viator enough. I made a time change to my original registration, and actually messed up my date. They were able to get me the carriage I was expecting! I highly recommend a daytime carriage over a night ride though.

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per group (up to 4)

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

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