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Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Private horse-and-carriage tour of historic downtown Charleston
  • Learn about the city’s 200-year history on a fully narrated tour
  • Ride past parks, historic homes, churches, and more
Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
From US$200.00
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Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston departing at 3:40pm. Seats 1 to 4 people. This is 1 private carriage for your group!
From US$200.00
10:20am Private Carriage
Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston departing at 10:20am. Seats 1 to 4 people. This is 1 private carriage for your group!
From US$200.00
2:20pm Private Carriage
Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston departing at 2:20pm. Seats 1 to 4 people. This is 1 private carriage for your group!
From US$200.00
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This private horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown Charleston offers the flexibility to explore the Holy City at your own pace. You and your private party have the guide’s full attention, making it easy to ask unlimited questions and customize your itinerary. Plus, moving by horse-drawn carriage means covering more ground in less time.
What to Expect
Make your way to a centrally located stable in downtown Charleston to meet your private guide and board your carriage. Unlike most Charleston horse-and-carriage tours, this one has face-to-face seating for a more intimate experience with your private party.

Tour through 20 blocks of the Charleston Historic District, visiting top sites, such as City Market, the Battery, or Rainbow Row. Your guide fills you in on more than 200 years of Charleston history—from its early days as a small colony to its recent revival—and you have plenty of time to ask questions. Plus, because this is a private tour, you can make special requests to take photos or stay and admire the views.

After one hour, the tour concludes at the original departure point.
Reviews (39)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Making Memories with wonderful friends

Palmetto Carriage made my wish of sharing beautiful Charleston with dear friends come true. I reserved a private carriage tour as a Christmas present surprise. Our tour guide, Ross B., was absolutely wonderful, warm, patient, accurate in his presentation, and an integral part of this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1950lucy2015
peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your "Making Memories" review. I'm so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your tour. We appreciate your kind words and we would love to see y'all again. Deb PCW Guest Services

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Another enjoyable ride

We have now taken 3 private rides with Palmetto over a 2 year period and have loved them all. We learn something new every time. David was our guide and he is excellent. Highly recommend doing this when in Charleston.

Thank 560RichardG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great private tour

David is an extremely knowledgeable and entertaining Charleston native who provides the perfect narration around town. The whole venue with Red Barn was very pleasant and accommodating. Glad we chose a private tour as it felt intimate and slow paced. Beautiful tour (section 5B) of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JayB34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Comfortable way to see the city!

Thanks Bubba for a great trip ! Enjoyed seeing the old homes . Comfortable carriage for two ( splurge for this instead of the large group if you can) . Tour last an hour and I recommend it as a great way to see Charlestown!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Beautiful Way To See Charleston

My husband and I took a private tour with Daniel. We were truly blessed to have a native Charlestonian to give us our tour. He was not only friendly and personable but a true book of knowledge of the charming town and its history. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from JBB430 | Reviewed this property |
Our private tour carriage was not large enough to hold your party.