Vis-a-Vis Private Tour

Up to 4 people • 1 Hour • Private Carriage Ride! • All ages welcome!

Carolina Polo and Carriage Company is the only carriage company in Charleston owned and operated by Charlestonians whose families have been here since the 1600's.

Don't just take a buggy ride, come see the real thing as we show you sights that will leave you breathless and tours that will leave you speechless.

Private carriages are available for tours, weddings and other festive occasions.
Give us sixty minutes and we'll give you Charleston as you've never experienced it before.

Experience Charleston's beauty and charm while touring in style and elegance in one of our private carriages

Enjoy a private tour for up to 4 people!
Experience Charleston’s beauty and charm in one of our intimate vis-à-vis carriages. The term is French for “face-to-face” and refers to the seating position of the guests in the carriage. You will see beautiful gardens and parks, stately mansions, historic churches, and buildings all the while learning about the people and events that shaped the history of this “Holy City.”

Tour Details

  • Duration: one-hour private historic tours or special events
  • Capacity: up to 4 passengers
  • All Ages Welcome

What to Expect
Once guests are loaded onto the carriage and cleared for departure, it is a requirement by the City of Charleston Tourism Officials that they check in at the gate prior to departure. For tax reasons and traffic flow, the city is in charge of randomly doling out one of four routes that each carriage will receive through the historic district of Charleston. This is determined by a spin of a bingo ball machine. The color that comes up determines the route or “zone” that particular carriage is allowed to tour.

Itinerary Description
Your tour will begin near the 200 year old Historic City Market which spans 4 blocks and is one of the oldest public markets in the United States.

Depending on the route you are given, highlights of your tour could include notable sites such as Rainbow Row. One of the longest contiguous rows of pre-revolutionary buildings left in America, Rainbow Row is probably the most recognized set of buildings in Charleston.

You might also pass and hear the history behind several historic homes and mansions, including the Villa Marguerite, the William Washington House and the Famous #2 Meeting Street Inn which overlooks White Point Gardens and is one of the most photographed buildings in the southeast.

You can see the Four Corners of Law located at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Street, famously coined the Four Corners of Law by Robert Ripley from Ripley’s Believe It or Not fame.

Several routes are possible for your tour, and these are just a few examples of the sights to be seen! All tours finish in the Historic City Market where you are free to enjoy your next Charleston adventure.

Booking Notes

Please note that during non-daylight savings time, the last carriage will depart at 4:00pm daily. You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the last carriage of the day or your spot is not guaranteed.

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