I bought this for my parents when they came to visit in Minneapolis. They had an amazing time and highly recommend it. Great way to see beautiful downtown and they enjoyed the company of the tour guide.
A beautiful ride on a perfect summer night! Emily and horse were right on time, prim and proper. Our kids, ages 8,8, and 3 enjoyed it. Our 3 yr old got restless, but that’s her nature because she never sits still…ever! Anyway, I’d recommend for any age.
My daughter and her friends were very surprised when the carriage arrived while we were standing in front of the Hyatt awaiting the surprise we had arranged for them. They commented on how, while dressed in their formal gowns for Prom, they felt like princesses touring the city. “People were looking at us and waving at us, and some were taking pictures!” This was a great experience for these young ladies. And as this was their Junior year in High School, I expect they’ll be asking to do this again next year.
Our guides Arthur & DJ took us on a one hour ride of Minneapolis on a beautiful Saturday evening. Weather was great and the scenic ride through Loring Park provided a great backdrop to the in-ride proposal near the park entrance. A memorable evening made better when she answered Yes! Thanks again!
The Hitching Company is always our first stop with out of town guests. We have taken advantage of all three destinations – Nicollet Island, Nicollet Mall and Loring Park. Each one showcases Minneapolis’ assets. Arthur our driver shared stories of unique buildings, history, funny tales, and what ‘s new to the city.
We really enjoyed our trip and our driver gave us some great places to check out while we were downtown. They do a great job.
We happened on Mike and his horse and carriage by the Nicollet Island Inn and he took us on a terrific trip around the island. The lights of Minneapolis and the river were fantastic. It was chilly out, but the blanket were warm and the ride was SOOO relaxing…a nice break from the day. Better than Central Park in New York! I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to have a “blast from the past” carriage ride on a breathtakingly beautiful perspective on Mpls…one you won’t see any other way.
We had a wonderful time. It was a little chilly, but it is February in Minnesota after all. They had a nice warm blanket for us and everyone was extremely friendly. It was our Anniversary as well as Valentine’s Day and they made sure we had plenty of pictures to capture the event. Our horse was Hank and he was beautiful and friendly.
We just want to say thank you for making our engagement special for us. My fiancé planned a wonderful proposal and the experience as well as our driver, Steve, made it awesome!
Ordered a 30 minute carriage ride on Valentine’s Day for my fiancé and I before our dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn. To put it simply, it was great and highly recommend. If you’re looking for a unique, romantic activity to do with that special someone, then do a horse drawn carriage ride with The Hitching Company.
Highly recommend this place. Tour was amazing and our driver Mike even doubled as a fabulous photogragher! Hats off to horse Frank for the hour long ride!
I took my granddaughters on this carriage ride as a surprise, They loved the whole experience from meeting Marble the horse to drinking hot chocolate under warm blankets. The temperature was very nice when we started at 4:30 but was chilly as we came across the stone arch bridge. Ask for a tour of the Nicollet island homes at the end. I’m not sure that they would otherwise take you there.
This was our second stop with the hitching company. Our first big date and our one year anniversary. We met Mike and our driver right where we were supposed to. We were able to take pictures with our house, in our carriage and in front of the amazing hotel we started at. Mike helped make sure the photos were amazing! We got to pet our horse, and bring our own beverages to make things extra romantic and enjoyable. They took us on (as usual) an amazing tour of the city at sunset. The best views of the city and riverfront make things romantic, private, and fun. They even stopped to take amazing pictures for us on the stone arch bridge! Its fun and as private as you want it to be. Warm huge blankets to keep you warm anytime. Best views, best drivers, best horses, best carriages! We will be back again and again. Another perk is its affordable. We were even able to book same day for sunset. They stayed n waited for us late even with a storm coming! They truly give great service!
It was the perfect gift for my 21st Birthday…Best gift ever!!!!! Everyone was so nice and professional , they made me feel like I was a princess and my boyfriend felt like a prince….I will never forget this day……Thank you Hitching Company!!!
From start to finish, this was the best customer service and experience we have ever had. We had difficulties navigating through closed roads and construction on our way to meet our awaiting carriage. We called in to see about rescheduling or assistance getting there on time just to have the person on the other end offer to be our “OnStar”. He stayed on the phone with us, telling us step by step how to get there Once we arrived, we were treated wonderfully. Due to some closed roads, our host took us down a different route, extending our journey by half an hour just so we would see everything as promised on the website. We chatted some, but he also gave us some quiet time as it was our 10th anniversary… It was a perfect evening! We will be doing this again! Thank you to everyone who made our evening so beautiful.
We had the pleasure of taking the 1 hour tour on a beautiful day in the Twin Cities. Our driver was courteous and knew a lot about the local history of the downtown area. Felt like a celebrity as so many people we passed took our picture.
Not only was the ride great, but enroute we passed a number of great looking restaurants from which we chose Mattie’s on Main for dinner. Fantastic!! (Get the cheese curds!!)
For a relaxing time with great scenery, taking the carriage ride in Minneapolis is a MUST DO!!
I took my wife on a carriage ride with The Hitching Company for our twentieth anniversary. I was concerned because it was 90 degrees but the ride on Harriet Island was mostly shady. The houses dating back to the late 1800’s and all of the other historical attractions were pointed out by our driver. He was very friendly and courteous. This ride, and driver, exceeded our expectations and I would recommend this company to anyone.
This was my first horse carriage ride and we were celebrating our anniversary. We did the Grand River Tour and I must say it was the best way to end our night after dinner at Oceanaire. We toured the nicer side of Minneapolis, my husband & I have never seen this part (we usually know the bad side and the club scene, so we try to stay away from Minneapolis). I am happy we went, because it just shows how beautiful Minneapolis can be, especially at night. There were many people walking around and they kept taking pictures/videos. We felt like celebrities. Great customer service all around.
Our driver/tour guide/local historian, Mike, was simply perfect. He loves his job, great people person, and has a special connection with people and his horse. We had a multi-generational group (grandma, age 74, her friend, age 80, mid 40s mom and my 11 year old daughter) and all of us absolutely loved it! Mike told us stories we had never heard about the history of Minneapolis, St. Paul and tidbits about local buildings, bridges and streets. He was so genuinely interested in being a host and guide, but also knew when to let us sit back and talk. I would request him in the future.
It was wonderful. My girlfriend and I did this for a Christmas celebration and we absolutely loved it. They were on time and the driver was very nice, her name was birdie. If you get her tip her big. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone that is looking for something special to do with their loved ones or just looking for something mellow to do on the weekend. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!
Excellent service. Driver was very friendly and informational. Beautiful scenery and well worth the price. Make sure you book in advance because they fill up quickly. A++++++
My friends and I booked a trip for New Year’s Eve along the River. It was very cold, but they gave us blankets. It was so beautiful and everyone was very accommodating. They even took pictures of us, even though it was so cold. We loved it and definitely would do this again. The river and downtown skyline was breathtaking. Highly recommend! Thanks.
My boyfriend bought this trip as a Christmas present for me, and I couldn’t have been happier. It was a little chilly when we went so we grabbed Starbucks on our way (food & drink are allowed!) and the carriage driver provided blankets. Our driver was extremely friendly, as was our beautiful horse, King. The skyline/tour itself was perfect, a great date night experience!
We just did our trip this last Friday and it was wonderful! It was a little cold outside but they provide big blankets to cuddle up in. We also stopped at the coffee shop and had hot tea that we brought with for the ride. Our driver, Steve was very friendly as was our horse, Marble. We forgot our phones in our room at the Nicollet Island Inn and so our driver took a few pictures for us while we were on the Stone Arch Bridge and sent them to us afterward. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great date night!