Private Carriage Tours

Visitors admire Two Meeting Street Inn just past White Point Gardens Visitors admire Two Meeting Street Inn just past White Point Gardens Image courtesy of Palmetto Carriage Works


Carriage tours are one of the best ways to see the city, and taking a private tour is a great treat for those who would like a more luxurious ride and the undivided attention of their own personal tour guide. Private carriages are a favorite for those enjoying an anniversary, a family vacation, or a fun day exploring downtown.


Private tours start at $135.00 for the hour long residential tour. All tour routes cover approximately 30 blocks of the downtown historic district. Tours include downtown homes, churches, and historic public buildings as well as full narration by a tour guide certified by the City of Charleston. A private carriage can be scheduled to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel (as long as it is located within a certain distance of the barn) for an additional fee.



The smaller vis-avis carriages can hold up to four people (as well as additional children three years of age or under who would sit on a lap). If your party is larger and you still prefer a private tour, a mid-size wagonette carriage can be reserved for $30 a head. Wagonette carriages can seat up to eight people. 



To check availability and book a private carriage tour, call (843) 633 -1338 or click the button below to book online. It is recommended that you reserve private carriage tours at least two days in advance for weekends and holidays.

Check availability and book a private carriage tour of Charleston



Carriage Tours run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. (hours are extended to 5:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Unlike group tours, reservations are accepted and highly recommended for private tours. Reservations can be made days, weeks, or months in advance. Call today to find out what times are available.



Camera, sunglasses, a jacket or sweater in cooler months. Guests are able to bring nonacoholic drinks and snacks on the tour with them. Drinks and snacks may also be purchased in the Barn Shop at Palmetto Carriage Works.



While you're in the area, check out the open air market located just one block south of the carriage tour. Guests may also want to consider a tour at one of the downtown house museums or a harbor tour.

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:09
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