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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston provided by Palmetto Carriage Works

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
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£29.61
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
A Southern-style carriage ride is a classic activity in Charleston. This quick tour offers a look at the historical sights of downtown and the Commercial District. Relax while you ride through the streets, from Joe Riley Waterfront Park past the City Market to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Evening carriage ride in downtown Charleston
  • Ride through Waterfront Park and the Commercial District
  • Learn about Charleston’s architecture and inhabitants
  • Small-group tour: passenger limit is 14 people
What to expect
  • Make your own way to central Charleston to begin your tour in the early evening. Meet your guide and the team of mules that gently pull your carriage around the heart of Charleston. Head into downtown Charleston's Commercial District and hear the history of the buildings along the route. Pass the Old Exchange Building, once visited by George Washington, and learn about the architecture of several historic churches. Continue through Waterfront Park, which is situated on the Cooper River before returning to your starting point to end your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Evening carriage ride in downtown Charleston
  • Ride through Waterfront Park and the Commercial District
  • Learn about Charleston’s architecture and inhabitants
  • Small-group tour: passenger limit is 14 people
What to expect
  • Make your own way to central Charleston to begin your tour in the early evening. Meet your guide and the team of mules that gently pull your carriage around the heart of Charleston. Head into downtown Charleston's Commercial District and hear the history of the buildings along the route. Pass the Old Exchange Building, once visited by George Washington, and learn about the architecture of several historic churches. Continue through Waterfront Park, which is situated on the Cooper River before returning to your starting point to end your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40128P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Narrated Evening Horse & Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Learn more about Charleston's Commercial District and Waterfront Park
  • Evening carriage tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches, and public buildings
  • Pass by sites such as The Old Exchange Building where George Washington visited, and Waterfront Park
  • Evening tours are a great way to avoid the summer sun
  • Learn about Charleston’s history, architecture, flora, and people
  • Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
35m
Departure details
  • 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Look for the Big Red Barn!
Additional information
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Narrated Evening Horse & Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Learn more about Charleston's Commercial District and Waterfront Park
  • Evening carriage tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches, and public buildings
  • Pass by sites such as The Old Exchange Building where George Washington visited, and Waterfront Park
  • Evening tours are a great way to avoid the summer sun
  • Learn about Charleston’s history, architecture, flora, and people
  • Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Look for the Big Red Barn!
Duration
35m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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4.5
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Trina M
1 contribution
Great staff, nice tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. She made it entertaining. The sunset tour is short, I didn't realize that so was a little disappointed for the price.
Written 10 October 2021
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Bill P
Baton Rouge, LA9 contributions
Nice carriage tour
Aug 2021
Stopped by early in the day and booked our tour for the evening tour at 500pm. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, personable and had a good sense of humor. Our horses, Rhyme and Reason had their movements also. Rhyme had to urinate followed by Reason. Guide said when one goes the other follows every time. Guide summoned clean patrol. Very good tour and highly recommend.
Written 22 August 2021
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Shawna J
9 contributions
First night in Charleston
Jul 2021
Excellent way to start our trip in Charleston! We had a wonderful tour guide during the evening. He provided great restaurant recommendations during the routes as well as must see places. Highly recommend doing this to get a lay of the town, history tidbits prior to planning out the rest of the visit. We were able to then walk around to sites he had mentioned after the tour.
Written 1 August 2021
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LBOH2
Atlantic City, NJ12 contributions
Wonderful Charleston Experience
Wonderful experience with Palmetto Carriage! Scott our tour guide was very entertaining and informative. Highly recommend!
Written 29 July 2021
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alovell69
Glasgow, KY3 contributions
Enjoyable Charleston Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Sean was so great at being our tour guide. He had a lot of interesting history of Charleston that he shared with us. Carriage tours are the way to go with seeing Charleston. Thumbs up to Sean and Palmetto Carriage Tours.
Written 26 July 2021
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Jeff clapp
13 contributions
Great guide, great city overviews, great price
Local.guide was funny, informative and it was cool to see the city this way at a slow pace. Highly recommend these folks.
Written 23 July 2021
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Maceo Kemp
2 contributions
Great Southern charm
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great learned a lot I’ll do it again. Very interesting and informative. I had no idea Charleston has so many historical homes and stories.
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan B
Apex, NC42 contributions
Fun way to learn about the city
Jun 2021 • Couples
I loved hearing about the history of the town and it was nice to go when it was a little cooler out in the evening. My only complaint was that because it was after hours, they couldn't go to the residential parts which is what I was hoping to see (the battery, and rainbow row for example). There was a ton of construction happening in Charleston when we went and quite a long stretch of the tour was through the construction. Not their fault at all. I would definitely recommend going though, just to learn a bit more about the city and see the sites from a different view!
Written 29 June 2021
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Ashley P
Lafayette, LA17 contributions
Carriage Tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
I wish you were this evening was wonderful. Jason and Carol were a perfect team. Carol's knowledge of Charleston was astounding. This trip is a must-do!!
Written 22 June 2021
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Mcgrawfan_1
Elberton, GA1 contribution
Great experience.
May 2021 • Friends
Gay was very nice & knowledgeable. Enjoyed the ride. A great way to see the city. We would do this again.
Written 22 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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krboyle01
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Fabulous memory maker
Private carriage tour of historic Charleston with our 9 and 10 year old grandchildren and our daughter their mom .
brittinin2021
brittinin2021
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Carriage Ride
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!! We had a family of 6… 2 adults and 4 younger children. We all enjo
Jodi J
Jodi J
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Carriage ride
Nice guide with humor and good information. It was a good way to learn some history of Charleston. Thank you
T9614PZjohnc
T9614PZjohnc
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Nice
Great way to introduce friends to Charleston. Two tours, covering different parts of the city, are relaxing, inform
ghudson13
ghudson13
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30th Anniversary
The private carriage ride was great!! Our guide Mike was excellent!! We would highly recommend Palmetto Carriage Wo
ihoffice
ihoffice
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Excellent
Our tour guide was awesome, funny, knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. The horse was beautiful too an
Charlene N
Charlene N
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Private carriage tour
I would have rated this tour 5 stars if we had been able to hear all that the tour guide was telling us. When we we
Caryl C
Caryl C
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Great experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed our carriage ride! Our driver was knowledgeable and made it fun! Everyone there was friendly
ellenpaytas
ellenpaytas
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Very informative and fun
Sims our driver and DeBlasio our horse could not have been a better team. Sims was so kind and gentle with the hor
garybarbfreeman
garybarbfreeman
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Great tour experience
Palmetto Carriage is the best. Great valiue and the guidew was exceptional - yoiung, very understandable and knowl
nancyvan18
nancyvan18
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Great way to begin yur Charlest visit!
We so enjoyed our carriage ride through the streets of Charleston, and Gay kept us informed and thoroughly entertai
christinemontone
christinemontone
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Top-notch tour
Cannot say enough about this company. The tour was amazing and our guide was so knowledgeable! If visiting Charle
PJRadmom
PJRadmom
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Excellent carriage tour
Totally enjoyed our carriage ride. Sam was an excellent guide, giving us interesting historical information in a ve
WYPegLeg67
WYPegLeg67
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Recommended
Van (the Guide) was great and made the tour very enjoyable and we learned a lot. Would recommend this tour to anyon
3NLS
3NLS
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A "Must-Do" when visiting Charleston.
I was told this was "cheesy but a must do." I disagree - I didn't find it cheesy at all, but absolutely was the hig
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