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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston provided by Carolina Polo and Carriage Company

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the beauty and history of downtown Charleston from underneath the awning of a horse drawn carriage. Listen to the rich stories told by your engaging guide as you are lead through a time of revolution and splendor. This relaxing 1-hour, fully narrated group tour leads you through the quaint and charming streets of downtown Charleston. You will see beautiful gardens and parks, stately mansions, historic churches and buildings all the while learning about the people and events that shaped the history of this "Holy City".
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7331P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-hour carriage ride
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 45 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Directions: Please check in with an attendant at the desk inside our barn at 45 Pinckney Street. Dates: Tours depart approximately every 20 to 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 5pm during daylight savings (the last carriage will depart at 4pm during non-daylight savings time)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Routes are chosen prior to departure on the date of travel. This is determined by a City of Charleston Tourism official and is out of the control of the local operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1-hour carriage ride
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 45 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Directions: Please check in with an attendant at the desk inside our barn at 45 Pinckney Street. Dates: Tours depart approximately every 20 to 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 5pm during daylight savings (the last carriage will depart at 4pm during non-daylight savings time)
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Routes are chosen prior to departure on the date of travel. This is determined by a City of Charleston Tourism official and is out of the control of the local operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    45 Pinckney St
    45 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Directions: Please check in with an attendant at the desk inside our barn at 45 Pinckney Street. Dates: Tours depart approximately every 20 to 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 5pm during daylight savings (the last carriage will depart at 4pm during non-daylight savings time)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Charleston City Market
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nathaniel Russell House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
148 reviews
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Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Family
First the time was not as posted, and they ask you to come early so we waited for 45 minutes. Then the location to pickup tickets is not location to board, and there is no place to wait comfortably. I was asked by shop owner not to stand by her shop. There is no signage where to meet the carriage. Please note these are older carriages so the ride is not comfortable, it isn't easy to board or get off. I personally do not recommend.
Written 20 January 2022
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Peyton H
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Couples
I loved this tour! Great areas of Charleston, a lot of backroads and history of homes, and assurance of the proper treatment of the horses (very meaningful for my animal loving wife!) We will definitely be bringing our kids back!
Written 18 January 2022
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Karen D
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Ricky was a fantastic guide. Funny, informative and a delightful person. Our horse was Ironside and such a sweet horse. Our group of 6 was very pleased and will be back.
Written 16 January 2022
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Freddi H
Bluffton, SC17 contributions
Great hour learning so much history and exploring Charleston. The guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable. A great way to begin our visit.
Written 9 January 2022
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Carl B
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Family
Great tour. Lots of information. Enjoyed myself and so did the other 5 people with me! Blah blah blah
Written 5 January 2022
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B Callaway
1 contribution
Dec. 2021
Purchased tickets in advance to make a day trip to fit in as much of the Charleston area as possible with my family. We fit in as much as possible before rushing to Carolina Polo and Carriage before 3:30 - thinking in the case that the 3:30 tour was booked, there would be another after. Told they had been sold out for the day 40 minutes prior and was assured my tickets would be good for the following day... What?! What is the point in purchasing tickets for any day if they are going to oversell?! By that time in the day, all of the other carriage rides were fully booked. Website needs to have a time reservation or a notice that you may not ride so make backup plans. I drove over 3 hours home with two bummed little girls.
Written 28 December 2021
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Heidi R
1 contribution
Dec. 2021
Would have given a 5 because our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable, but our tour was only 45 minutes almost exactly, not the 1-hour tour we were promised. So we were happy to save on cost, but I guess it ended up being the same price as the other carriage companies since the tour was 15 minutes shorter than the other companies.
Written 26 December 2021
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Jeannine D
Mount Pleasant, SC20 contributions
Dec. 2021
Our tour guide, David, was excellent. David added a lot of personal information since he has lived in Charleston a long time. We learned so much, it was a beautiful day, and every employee of this company was so friendly and professional.
Written 18 December 2021
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Ann S
3 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
We had an enjoyable and very informative tour with David. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city's history and explained many different aspects of the city. This was one of the best tours we've been on.
Written 3 December 2021
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Barbara L
9 contributions
We toured the city on the Ashley River side. The carriage companies are in a lottery system so that all the carriages are not in the same place. We had an opportunity to tour the beautiful homes from Broad Street to the Ashley River. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and its diverse architecture. I learned so much about how Charleston was settled and the history of the city through the years. I would definitely do this when I visit again.
Written 2 December 2021
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By: Carolina Polo and Carriage Company
Quest564101
Quest564101
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Entertaining and Educational
We had a great tour of the historic Charleston, residential area. It was very educational, including the global eve
deweycarey57
deweycarey57
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Carriage Tour
Family/Couples trip! The Carriage tour was the best! Our guide was so so good! History and stories were historical
Stephanie B
Stephanie B
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Great way to see city
This was a great way to see parts of the city hard to walk by foot with senior parents and young kids. Fun for us a
Peggy G
Peggy G
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Great Ride!!!
We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a personal carriage ride and it was wonderful. Eric was our driver
Butch H
Butch H
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Great Experience
Deanna, our driver and guide was awesome! We could tell she was a history teacher from the way she presented the in
mamiller2022
mamiller2022
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MUST DO!
EXCELLENT! Many carriage companies in Charleston-confident we chose the best! The 10 year Army Vet carriage driver
jenmichgan
jenmichgan
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Fun way to learn about Charleston
Our family enjoyed learning about Charleston. Our driver was informative and pleasant to be around. We recommend t
geralds2022
geralds2022
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disappointed with charleston hospitality
your customer service needs to be more informed. and the carriage company needs to honor their refunds
kristabommarito1
kristabommarito1
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Fun way to see houses!
Enjoyed the tour to view different houses - I would recommend doing it a earlier in the day / beginning of your tri
Rich E
Rich E
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Carriage TOur
Guide was not very informative. Took more time talking with folks on the sidewalk. Had to be asked questions oppo
mzprentice
mzprentice
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Carriage ride
Our tour guide was fantastic. He knew Charleston’s history like the back of his hand! Highly recommended
FairyGodmother2000
FairyGodmother2000
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Best Tour Ever of Charleston
Special kudos to our draft horse, Picasso, and our outstanding tour guide! We have been to Charleston many times, y
Trail724989
Trail724989
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Great carriage tour
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative, as well as entertaining and courteous. Charleston is such a
pattyj2428
pattyj2428
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Private carriage
Yemesi and Eric were great! By far the Best way to tour Charleston. Don’t forget your peppermints. Yemessi was the
454slad1234
454slad1234
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Fantastic!
We could have walked around for days, and never learned what David and his sweet draft horse Gibbs taught us in an
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