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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans provided by Royal Carriages

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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

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Overview
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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You'll start at
700 Decatur St
700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USAMeet at the Yellow Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
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  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Faubourg Marigny
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Jackson Square
    Pass by St. Louis Cathedral
    Pass by French Market
    Pass by Bourbon Street
    Pass by Royal Street
    Pass by St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
You'll end at
700 Decatur St
700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USAMeet at the Yellow Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Hand washing stations available
  • Carriages are deep cleaned
  • Plexiglass is installed between seats
  • Employees receive temperature checks before each shift
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dennis L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an awesome time with our guide Lofton, and Praline did a great job pulling us around despite increased street cleaning activities. (COVID-19) We were able to see much more of the area than we normally would have as we were at the end of our stay. I would recommend one of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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richmona wrote a review Mar 2020
GA116 contributions28 helpful votes
We took a private tour with Jonathan and a sweet mule name BoJo. We, our 2 granddaughters and 2 tiny dogs had a grand time. We loved the history lesson we were given by Jonathan! He made the tour fun and gave us laughs. I highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you so much! Sounds like a great experience! Thank you for choosing Royal Carriages!
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Carol W wrote a review Mar 2020
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Four of us, in town for a convention were walking along Decatur St. along side the carriages when we were befriended by Stephanie, one of the drivers. She gave us a good deal and we were off to gather much info about the area, while she talked to her horse, Stormy, as if a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Our mules are very much a part of our family! Thank you for your recognition of this :) and for your kind words regarding Stephanie! Thank you for choosing Royal Carriages!
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Michael M wrote a review Mar 2020
Opelika, Alabama1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you for the kind words and recommendation! Jonathan and Bo Jo sincerely appreciate it!!
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david f wrote a review Feb 2020
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Lofton was great giving us info on the city and very personable. We even got curbside service. Praline the mule was awesome.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Sounds wonderful!!! Thank you for touring with Royal, Lofton & Praline :)
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About the operator

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Ana C
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Best guide ever
We visited NOLA just before the world fell apart. Our guide was Thiebaud and his horse Stormy. Thiebaud gave us an
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DawnSteel1
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Wonderful Experience!
I realized that I had forgotten to write a review, but today, I found the card that the driver gave me and had to
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Melanie D
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Excellent tour of French Quarter with Ron Adames
Highly recommend Ron Adames as your tour guide -- he's a native to the area and has such interesting information.
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UTH22
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Sisters from Michigan
Lofton and Praline were the dynamic duo! Lofton was personable and had a great sense of humor. That, coupled with
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123marlal
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Very informational ride through the French Quarter
We boarded the carriage at Jackson Square. Our tour guide was Lucy and her mule, Marie Laveau. Lucy was a great h
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Dee Dee R
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Great Way to See the French Quarter
My college age friend and I took the carriage tour of the French Quarter and the Marigny District. Our tour guide
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dancrakc
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Excellent carriage ride!
Lofton and pralines were great guides, lots of wonderful history and facts! The cemetery is so historical and the F
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Ccraig354
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Historic, fun and informative
Jonathan was our driver and he did an amazing job with explaining the history of NOLA. Moon was our trusty mule and
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kathleensK8379OS
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Awesome carriage ride!
Lofton and Pralines were great tour guides! The cemetery was so very interesting, we learned a lot of fun facts! Wo
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Cap789
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Haunted tour...super fun!
My teens and I wanted to take a Haunted Quarter tour, but after a full day of walking a carriage ride seemed like a
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MIDWAYMEDEL
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Royal Carriage
Really wanted to experience the French Quarter history and doing it in a carriage was double the fun. Day was beaut
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nancysD7902GA
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Do this!
Had a grand time with Mark and mule Patsy Cline, I highly recommend taking this tour! Great way to see part of NOLA
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courtniecae
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AMAZING!
Jonathan & Moon the Mule were great tour guides! So happy I decided to do this before leaving New Orleans :)
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SLAKNLEE
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Must do!!
It was a great tour! Jonathon and Moon (the horse) were great. Jonathon was very informative and made the tour grea
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110ellenl
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Best carriage ride ever
Jonathan and moon were awesome. Very informative and pleasant. Would do it again. We learned a lot about the histor
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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