A guide to Charleston carriage tours. Experience Charleston’s downtown historic district by horse-drawn carriage. Take a relaxing one hour narrated tour through the picturesque and charming streets of downtown Charleston while engaging guides bring to life the history and architecture of the "Holy City."
One of the fun things to do when visiting Charleston is take a guided carriage tour. Several companies offer guided tours of the historic downtown district. Most of the tours last around an hour and during the tour you will learn about the history, architecture, and people of Charleston. The guides encourage riders to ask questions, so this is a great way to get an insider's view on the best places to eat and the best attractions to visit.
The tickets for the group carriage ride are about $35 for adults and $25 for children and the tickets for a private carriage ride for two are $150 - $160. Most carriage companies give discounts for purchasing tickets online in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the carriage tour booths located outside the Old City Market.
Be advised that after your carriage is loaded, the tour guide will go to a designated location where a random lottery system is utilized to choose which route your carriage will take. This ensures that there are not too many carriages in the same part of town at the same time which can back up traffic. Unfortunately this also makes it impossible to choose in advance which part of town you want to tour.