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This post is a comparison of two top Central Park horse and carriage rides. We list what is included in a ride, and compare the top two providers, including prices and bonus services.
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.
Key sights included in most rides:
For a summary of what you may see on a carriage ride, take a look at our self-guided tour of Central Park.
This company offers the most options for Horse and Carriage Tours with an excellent review profile.
Hours of operation
Daily from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm. Note that between 5:00 and 6:30, there are fewer carriages than normal due to the driver shift change.
Horse and Carriage Rides (Prices are per carriage – up to 4 people):
• 20 Minute Ride – $54.00
• 45 Minute Ride – $119.00
Rides cannot currently be booked in advance. Simply arrive at the departure location at 59th & 6th Ave. and look for the carriages with the “Central Park Sightseeing” sticker.
For any questions, call the operator at 212-975-0785 from 9 am – 7 pm daily.
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.