The Big Blue Wagon is BYOB. We welcome beer and wine. We welcome non-alcoholic beverages, and we highly recommend bringing along a bit of water as well! NO hard liquor, shots or mixed drinks. NO glass containers. We provide an on board drink cooler that will hold up to 76 cans plus ice. Ice is not provided, so don't forget to bring your own!
Tours with alcoholic beverages on board:All riders must be 21 years old with a valid Photo I.D. to drink alcohol on board our carriage. Identification will be checked by our coachman as you board the carriage. No exceptions.
Tours with NO alcoholic beverages on board: We require everyone in the group to be at least 10 years old for safety purposes. At least two adult (18 years or older) riders are required in each group.
All tours start and end at Crowne Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station. The address is 123 West Louisiana Street.
Bookings for the Big Blue Wagon must be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Tours may be booked online using our self-service portal, or over the phone with one of our representatives at 317-631-4169.
Cancellations require 24 hours advance notice in order to receive a refund, less a cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will be given a gift certificate for future use only. No-shows or late arrivals will receive no refund of any kind.
LATE FEES & OVERAGES
If your arrive late to you reservation, your carriage ride time will be shortened. Simply put, if you are 10 minutes late, you lose 10 minutes of ride time. Late arrivals that still wish to receive a full 2 hour tour will be charged an additional fee of $2.50 per minute that they were late, and the tour will go on as scheduled (unless there is a group book immediately following your tour, in which case this would not be allowed).
If you are excessively late (30 minutes or more) your reservation will be cancelled with no refund issued.
Any tour that runs over the reserved 2 hour reservation through no fault of Blue Ribbon Carriages (EXAMPLE: Your group takes too long at one of our pit-stop locations and the ride is delayed) the credit card on file will be charged an additional fee at the prorate of $2.50 per minute that the ride runs over.
Blue Ribbon Carriages offers private horse-drawn carriage rides and guided tours in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Available for weddings, anniversaries, parades and other private events.