A carriage tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you two hours of steps closer: for $20, you get a carriage-ride tour for two from Olde Towne Carriage Company. Carriages depart daily at 9:30 a.m. and run continually until 4:30 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage Company has dedicated more than 30 years to winding wide-eyed voyagers along Charleston’s 250-year-old streets in its fleet of idyllic horse-drawn carriages. Departing from the corner of Pinckney and Anson, a regal steed will comfortably caravan companions across 25–30 beautiful blocks of the Holy City’s most majestic spectacles, allowing friends to fix their rods and cones on the city’s opulent architecture, verdant gardens, and cobwebbed credit-card machines of the Old Market. Listen as a licensed, knowledgeable tour guide trumps the horse’s rhythmic trots with colorful tidbits about the area’s historical warfare and significant citizens. Tours also offer glimpses of the Old Walled City, numerous churches, and the ornate wrought-iron gates safeguarding any number of grandiose manors and powdered-wig factories. Each group-size carriage can hold up to 16 guests, ensuring intimate sightseeing and unobstructed views.