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Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-943-8820
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Description: Royal Carriages is the oldest and largest carriage company in the United...
Royal Carriages is the oldest and largest carriage company in the United States, and is one of four companies licensed to operate fully narrated historic mule-drawn carriage tours throughout the old city of New Orleans. Tours typically provide guests with deep insight into the history, culture, architecture, food, and music of the city. Historic carriage tours depart in front of Jackson Square, and rates start at just $18 per person. Private carriages are also available for an additional cost. If you have any questions or concerns, please look for our on-site supervisor. He or she can help find the right driver for you.
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Great way to see the quarter

Save your feet and take a carriage ride through the french quarter. Great way to learn a little history and see some unique places. Enjoyed stopping at Jean Lafittes Blacksmith... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Pleasanton, Tx.
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Pleasanton, Tx.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Save your feet and take a carriage ride through the french quarter. Great way to learn a little history and see some unique places. Enjoyed stopping at Jean Lafittes Blacksmith shop. Lots of photo ops.

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Ocean City, Md
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203 reviews 203 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We did a carriage ride around town and found it to be average at best. Maybe it was our driver but didn't seem to be as a formative as carriage rides of other towns have been. I imagine it's pretty much determined by who's driving the carriage sick pay close attention to my pictures don't get him lol

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We took a private, 4-person carriage excursion for one hour that included a tour of the St. Louis Cemetery #1 for $182. It was a pleasant break from walking around the French Quarter and gave yet another perspective on the area as we drove through it en route to the cemetery, which now requires a tour guide presumably to minimize... More 

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Nanaimo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a coupon so doubled up to a one hour tour (two different regularly half hour tours back to back) our guide Sophie really knew her stuff and we were taken on not just a tour of the french quarter but the adjacent neighborhood for a little more local history. If you have to go to the bathroom, do... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's a great way to look at the French Quarter without having to walk all of it. The guide made it interesting and gave us a lot of info on the local history. He also took the time to answer any questions. I would do it again, the only down side was the drivers in cars on the street. Pulling... More 

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Portland, OR
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167 reviews 167 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Four of us took the French Quarter Carriage ride in the afternoon and it was such a fun way to see the city. We had done a 3 hour bike tour in the morning and were pretty tired so the carriage ride was a perfect way to multi-task (rest our legs and learn more about the city). Our guide was... More 

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Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun. It was definitely a highlight of our visit to the French Quarter.

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Griffith
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I reserved the royal Carriage a week in advance to pick us up at our hotel and take us for a tour. When that time and date came there was no royal Carriage. After contacting Eric the supervisor he said they were busy and simply forgot. We agreed to walk over to were they were and get to take our... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A group of 8 of us wanted to take a buggy ride around the city. We walked past the line of buggies and hoped to find a driver with a great personality who would provide an excellent tour. We were lucky to find Mark from Royal Carriages and selected his one-hour tour with a visit to the cemetery. He is... More 

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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We loved our private carriage ride through the French Quarter with Kim (driver) and Cole (mule). We had taken both a bus tour and a cemetery tour and had heard just about all similar stories about NOLA. Taking this carriage ride, we learned a lot more and interesting facts as well as an introduction to the architecture of that part... More 

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