Private NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride With Photo Stop (35 min)
Let yourself enjoy Central Park during a comfortable and exciting private horse carriage ride. This narrated tour has a well-thought-out itinerary which includes the most famous and worth seeing sights in Central Park.
Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, and Columbus Circle.
And do not hesitate to ask your driver to take memorable pictures of your group.
One photo stop at Bethesda Fountain.
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What's included :
- Entertaining and informative tour (driver's story about the park and its attractions)
- One photo stop at Bethesda Fountain
- Warm blankets in winter time
- Driver will gladly take memorable pictures of your group
- All Fees and Taxes
What's excluded :
- Gratuities and tips
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Wollman Rink, 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
Wollman Rink is the largest public ice rink in NYC and also famous for scenes from movies such as Home Alone 2, Limitless, and Serendipity.
Pass By: Central Park Carousel, 1802 65th St Transverse, New York City, NY 10065
Originally crafted in 1908, the current Carousel is one of the nation's largest merry-go-rounds, featuring 57 hand-carved horses and two decorative chariots.
Pass By: Chess & Checkers House Visitor Center, Center Drive, New York, NY 10019, USA
The 24 tables surrounding this rustic pagoda are blessed with ample shade, ideal for a checkers game any time of year.
Pass By: The Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop, E 65th St, New York City, NY 10065
Back in time, one of the critical needs of children was for fresh milk. Unfortunately, a series of scandals and cholera outbreaks placed the dairy production of the city under a cloud of suspicion. To lift suspicion and fulfill the Dairy needs of the people, the city provided a place where families could find a ready supply of fresh milk when traveling to the park. Thus, the dairy was built.
Today, the Dairy serves as a general visitor center and provides the public with information on the design of Central Park, current park events and programs.
Pass By: Central Park's Literary Walk, 66th St To 72nd St Central Park, New York City, NY 10022
This quarter-mile promenade is flanked by towering American elm trees. A stroll along the Mall can be a transcendent experience, precisely what Olmsted and Vaux envisioned for the Park’s only formal promenade. The elegant path is surrounded by North America’s largest remaining stand of American elms, whose interlocking branches create a stained-glass effect as sunlight trickles to the ground.
Pass By: Balto Statue, East Drive at 67th Street, New York City, NY 10024
A heroic sled dog immortalized in bronze, Balto is a beloved fixture in the Park.
Pass By: Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield 5th Ave. and E. 72nd St, New York City, NY
A spacious outdoor entertainment venue just off the eastern edge of the Mall, Rumsey Playfield features all types of cultural delights—music, dance, spoken word, film.
Pass By: Conservatory Water, 5th Ave & E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021
This ornamental pond was originally constructed in 1858 as a reflecting pool for a glass conservatory, but the plan for the structure was abandoned. Instead, in the tradition of Parisian parks, it became a playground for model boats—and, consequently, one of the Park’s most beloved children’s attractions.
Pass By: The Loeb Boathouse, Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Loeb Boathouse is best known as the launch point for the rowboats dotting Central Park's iconic Lake.
From Loeb Boathouse, visitors can also take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola or enjoy a meal with a view at the Lakeside Restaurant. More casual fare can be found at the cafeteria-style Boathouse Express Cafe, where an inviting fireplace provides a cozy respite in winter.
Stop At: Bethesda Fountain, Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse Central Park, New York City, NY
At 26 feet high and 96 feet in diameter, this fountain is one of the largest in the City. Created by sculptor Emma Stebbins, it commemorates the 1842 opening of the Croton Aqueduct, which brought fresh water from Westchester County into New York City and ended the cholera epidemic. Angel of the Waters—the City’s first major piece of public art commissioned from a woman—references the gospel of John, which describes an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda and giving it healing powers. The lily in her left hand represents purity, and the four figures surrounding the pedestal below signify peace, health, purity, and temperance.
The carriage will stop by the Bethesda Fountain, you will be able to have a short walk to the fountain and take pictures.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Cherry Hill, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
The carriage will stop at the Cherry Hill (aka Friends Fountain) to have a short walk and take memorable pictures. Offering plenty of benches and shade, it is a popular spot to picnic, relax, and take in the views of rowboats and nearby Bow Bridge.
Pass By: The Lake, New York, NY 10024, USA
Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux imagined the Lake as a place for ice skating in the winter—a pastime not available to New Yorkers at the time—and boating in the summer. On December 19, 1858, some 300 ice skaters took to the Lake at an unofficial “opening” of Central Park. The activity was an instant hit and soon skyrocketed in popularity; on Christmas morning the following year, nearly 8,000 skaters showed up. Though ice skating on the Lake is a thing of the past, the warm-weather tradition of rowboats and gondolas has endured for over 150 years.
Pass By: Sheep Meadow, 1802 65th Street Transverse, New York, NY 10065, USA
Sheep Meadow was by far the most expensive part of Central Park’s original construction. Transforming the rocky swampland into a lush lawn was not easy. To build it, designers blasted out rock and put in several feet of soil in its place. From 1864 to 1934, the meadow had a dedicated team of somewhat unusual caretakers: a flock of grazing pedigree sheep. The sheep tended the meadow during the day and spent their evenings in the Sheepfold, in what is now Tavern on the Green.
Pass By: Pinebank Arch, New York, NY 10019, USA
Pinebank Arch is one of the five remaining original cast-iron bridges in Central Park. It looks over the bridle path 11 feet below, a peaceful and scenic sight. In the winter when the trees are bare, look instead for views of the grand midtown skyline. The bridge is also famous for the movie "Elf" was filmed.
Pass By: Columbus Circle, Broadway & 59th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Columbus Circle is remarkable not only for its central monument but also for the subways beneath it and the collection of buildings clustered around it.
Departure Point :Central Park South & 7th Avenue, Central Park S & 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended for travelers with serious Horse Allergy
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- **Update: Our drivers are fully vaccinated** At NYC Fancy Rides, we are committed to the universal goal to end the coronavirus pandemic. We strongly believe that every one of us plays an important role on the path to success by being responsible and diligent. NYC Fancy Rides operates accordingly.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.