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This post is a comparison of two top Central Park horse and carriage rides. Here you will find exactly what is covered on a ride, as well the differences between the top two providers, including prices and bonus services. Tours vary in length, tour guides take different routes, and there are some spots frequented more often than others.
Pricing for all tours
Good to know
When planning your trip, keep in mind that horses do not go out if the temperature is above 89 or below 19 degrees Fahrenheit (31 or -7 Celsius), during heavy weather conditions, and if special events are occurring in the park. Always check the weather. This could be important for night carriage rides in colder weather.
For a summary of what you may see on a carriage ride, take a look at our self-guided tour of Central Park. Generally, you can expect to see these key sights:
This company offers the most options for Horse and Carriage Tours with an excellent review profile. Best of all, you get a 20% discount off the prices below if you enter promo code FTBF at checkout. This discount applies as well to their other products, including walking, pedicab and bike tours as well as horseback riding.
Hours of operation
Daily from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm. Because of the shift change, you cannot book online for tours between 5:00 and 6:30.
Horse and Carriage Rides (Prices are per carriage – up to 4 people):
Date packages These packages conclude the tour with lunch at Central Park’s famous Tavern on the Green.
Proposal package Price is $256.71 if you book online which includes:
Pedicab Tour Pedicabs can fit either 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Central Park Sightseeing is the second highest rated out of all horse and carriage rides in NYC on TripAdvisor with hundreds of 5-star reviews. Guests frequently mention how much they appreciate the blankets and the ease of getting from the front desk to their driver.
With over ten years of experience in the horse and carriage business, ECO promises customer satisfaction, guides that are licensed, genuine, personable, and very flexible. Every tour ends with a photo taken with the carriage. In addition, they are the only of the three services to offer a price match guarantee. They will match the price of all of their competitors.
Hours of Operation
Daily from 10 am until midnight.
This company is rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Reviews speak of how comfortable the ride was, as well as how knowledgeable the guides were. One guest wrote of how wise it is to book the tours at night time.
An additional company is NYC Horse Carriage Rides.
We hope you found this post useful in choosing which horse and carriage company is right for you. Remember, that horse and carriage is not the only way to experience Central Park.
In addition, we offer private Central Park Tours on foot or bike which you can request here.