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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

By Royal Carriages
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About
Take a romantic carriage ride through the French Quarter and cover more ground than you would on foot—including Faubourg Marigny. The private four passenger carriage typically passes by highlights like Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, Bourbon Street, and Royal Street, but the guided route can be customized to personal interests.
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Duration: 1h
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Highlights
  • New Orleans carriage ride through the French Quarter
  • Comprehensive intro to neighborhood landmarks
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, depending on availability
  • Narrated historical tour includes surrounding areas like Marigny

  • 1-Hour Carriage Ride through French Quarter
  • Private Carriage (Seats up to 4)
  • Fully Narrated Historic Tour of French Quarter and surrounding areas
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities are not included but are recommended.
  • Snacks and beverages are not included but are allowed.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included but can be purchased nearby.


Departure details
  • 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33024P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passengers with disabilities: If you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, please let us know in advance by calling (504) 943-8820 so that we can be prepared to assist him or her into the carriage. We may arrange for your carriage to board at a different location, where strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs can be left behind, and where we can provide assistance to those individuals.
  • The Cemetery is Currently Closed Due to Covid -Cemetery: visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on all reservations booked between 9am-2pm with the exceptions of holidays and unannounced funerals. Once arrived at the cemetery, tour participants will be granted entry, receiving a private walking tour with her or her guide. The cemetery has lots of uneven and muddy surfaces that are not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers.
  • In favorable weather conditions, including rain. We ask that all tour participants please dress appropriately for this for the weather.
  • This tour activity is subject to be canceled due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning. By providing a contact cell phone number, we are then able to notify you immediately if there are any changes to your tour activity in regards to weather and or traffic conditions and provide you with the opportunity to reschedule to a better date or time.
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard the carriage. Passengers who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to ride the carriage, for safety reasons. This is strictly enforced.
  • Pictures are always allowed and encouraged on the carriage during your tour. Please feel free to share your mule-drawn pictures online with your friends. The personally curated tour is proprietary information of the carriage driver. Video filming is only allowed by first asking permission of your carriage driver.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once a purchase is completed, and cannot be rescheduled. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments. An example of a missed tour appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled time. After this time you will be considered a NO SHOW and will not be refunded .
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans?
How much is Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans?
Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans price starts from €137.66. Discover and book Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans cancellation policy?
Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans?
Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans is hosted by Royal Carriages. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Royal Carriages on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33024P7

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    700 Decatur St
    700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Faubourg Marigny
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jackson Square
    St. Louis Cathedral
    French Market
    Bourbon Street
    Royal Street
  • You'll return to the starting point
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    This is a great tour. Our guide Mark made it happen for us by squeezing us in on one of his tours and advocating for us. He was extremely knowledgeable, made every effort to be heard and added his own humour to make it an enjoyable experience. The one hour tour is the best way to go!!!
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    Very interesting and informative
    Our driver was very informative on the actions that took place in another time. The tour was enjoyable and I would recommend this carriage ride
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    Fun History Lesson
    Our guide and his wonderful mule took us on an hour-long carriage ride through the French Quarter. His knowledge of history and legends was remarkable and entertaining. I would purchase this again.
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    Camelia
    KJ was great! His ability to engage the guest by his on spot commentary and history, made the ride even better; and of course Camelia was just the best.
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    Interesting
    The carriage ride with Marty and Pretty Boy was very informative, accommodating, and interesting. Thank you for the experience.
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    Mark @ Royal Carriages: A gem in a gem of a city
    If you're ever in NOLA and are looking to learn the rich history of the Vieux Carré, by all means book a tour with Mark at Royal Carriages. Aside from guiding with charm and kindness, Mark is astoundingly well-versed in the history of one of America's great urban centers. Thanks to him, at the end of the tour I felt not only culturally-enriched, but a closer intimacy with the city I love.
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    Amazing
    Tony and Jellyroll were the best! This tour is something that everyone should do. The history alone makes it worth it let alone all the haunted and crazy things that have happened there.
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    This was our 3rd historical tour of New Orleans but it still had information we had not heard before. Stef had a great sense of humor and Ivan was a great mule even for juvenile! We really enjoyed our time. Highly recommend.
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    Wonderful for both young and old
    We visited NOLA with our young boys and they can’t stopped talking about the carriage ride with our mule Beignet. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and very entertaining. We will definitely do it again when we are back in town.
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    French Quarter carriage ride!
    We did this tour as a couple, it was a wonderful, relaxing way to see a lot of the area and we learned so much about the area! Our driver/guide Mike was great!!
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    Enjoyable ride through the historic French Quarter. Tebow was very informative. Since it was four of us, I opted for a private carriage for an extra $20. It was worth it. The information tied in nicely with the cemetery tour and other activities that we did later on during our visit.
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    Worth it!!!
    Amazing carriage ride around town. Lucas and Liza Jane were great and engaging. New Orleans history suits itself well to a haunted tour. The stories were crazy and outrageous but true (we googled them, lol). And we found out our hotel in the French Quarter is haunted!!! Definitely recommend, 10/10.
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    A must tour when in New Orleans. LA of the French Quarter.
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Holly
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
It honestly was about as expensive as a 3 hour city tour and the guide was not interested in what we wanted to hear. I felt as though it was rushed and we did not get the experience we were hoping for. IMO i would go with a 3 hr limo private city tour. Thet provided us with more information and taylored the experience to our liking. Also, 3 hours vs 1 rushed hour. We also were looking for a more involved history on the voodoo information and oyr guide was not very interested in providing that.
Written 18 September 2021
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buffie p
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The history we received along with the guide hitting specific spots was really interesting.

Our guide, Fiona, was super friendly and had a lot of relative information to provide us. She talked about the local history, the best places to visit, to eat and explained a lot about the lifestyle that our sweet mule Chicory enjoys as a beloved employee of Royal Carriages.

Both Chicory and the carriage were in tip-top form and presented beautifully!! Chicory was a very good girl and the ride was perfectly paced and comfortable.

We LOVED our experience and would absolutely recommend the activity to anyone who wants a bit of relaxing and romantic NOLA charm!!

Buffie & Torin
Written 16 November 2021
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Suze
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I am a history buff and let me tell you I rarely meet a tour guide who meets yet alone exceeds my enthusiasm with history and the macabre world. Lori was not just extremely knowledgeable but she was friendly, fun and enthusiastic. Lagniappee the mule was also integral part of the tour in her sassy and motivated equestrian self, she had her own amazing personality and was ready to go and show! She was a adorable and fun mule. I am jealous of lori’s extreme education and knowledge of the history of New Orleans and the personal history of haunts. Bravo! Much recommend.
Written 10 February 2020
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WOW, just WOW! This review means so much and we will definitely let Lori know!!! Thank you for your sincere appreciation of her hard work and Royal's and we hope you return again soon!! Thank you for choosing right and choosing Royal!
Written 14 February 2020
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luvtotrvlChicago
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions
Nov 2021
t’s been a long time since we’ve been on a carriage tour in New Orleans. We visit the city at least twice a year and really just wanted to enjoy the streets on a private carriage tour with a knowledgeable driver who could provide some interest facts about the sights and the city.

Boy, did we find one! Fiona S and her mule Chicory took us on a tour catered to what we were seeking. She was fun, very informative and also gave us an interesting education on mule behavior, We fell in love with Chicory too!

Great tour and a thoroughly enjoyable time! I strongly recommend this tour and suggest that you seek Fiona and Chicory out!
Written 9 November 2021
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Michael M
Opelika, AL1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our guide Jonathan did a fantastic job and was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the area. He was both entertaining and thoughtful regarding casual conversation.

Bo Jo our guide mule did a fantastic job as well.

We would recommend anyone that is looking for a guided tour to use Royal Carriages and ask for Jonathan and Bo Jo.
Written 2 March 2020
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Thank you for the kind words and recommendation! Jonathan and Bo Jo sincerely appreciate it!!
Written 7 March 2020
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Tracy
Oakley, CA16 contributions
Feb 2020
It was very fun on the tour, my husband and I took the private tour so it was just the two of us and we had a great time. The driver was very knowlegeable and the Mule was great and his story was funny too. It was a good pace and very relaxing riding and learning the history of the French Quarter.
Written 26 February 2020
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Sounds romantic and fun! Thank you for choosing Royal!
Written 1 March 2020
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Keith K
2 contributions
Dec 2019
Great entertainment and too bad the weather was dreary but still not too cold - 50 degree weather . And the 4 person carriage was quite comfortable for 3 people with an interesting tour right after XMAS day. The Jackson square was very busy that day.
Written 3 January 2020
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Sounds like a great tour for the day after Christmas, despite the weather! So happy y'all had a great time!!
Written 5 January 2020
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Phb
1 contribution
Mark and cloudy were a fun team to ride around New Orleans with. Mark was very friendly and shared a lot of new information with us about the city, even my son in law who grew up in Louisiana learned something new. Great way to spend the morning
Written 29 March 2021
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Jen
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Jun 2021 • Family
We went on the 30 min. private carriage ride with Fiona S and Chicary. For the 30 minute tour you need to walk up and check for availability instead of getting a reservation. We went about 9 AM and were able to get right on. Fiona was very friendly and knowledgeable about the French Quarter and was able to give a lot of insider knowledge.
Written 14 June 2021
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Jason G
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We had a wonderful private tour. It is a little extra, but for the private tour I highly recommend paying a little extra to be a little more private. My wife and I loved it. Lofton was wonderful and Shine was very good at his job :). We were very happy and learned way more than we could every take in on our tour, but it was relaxing and wonderful. Would do it again if we came back into town.
Written 22 March 2022
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