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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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Fun way to pass sometime.

We took the boys on this tour to kill some time before dinner. They thought it was OK but not as good as the ghost tour or segways. I thought it was a great way to see the quarter... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Evansville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took the boys on this tour to kill some time before dinner. They thought it was OK but not as good as the ghost tour or segways. I thought it was a great way to see the quarter while resting my aching feet.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's suppose to be a horse carriage but Doc was a donkey. A very funny donkey so mostly minded his driver. We didn't really want a full tour we just wanted a ride back to our hotel. This is not normal the carriage rides start and finish at the same location. Our guide agreed to let us do the tour... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You can learn so much more and enhance your experience so much by spending an hour or so with one of the local Carriage drivers! We chose our driver from those that were set out by the following! First, we wanted to be able to choose an hour long tour, and being the first to "hire" one of the larger... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

After 15 years we finally decided to take a carriage ride around the French Quarter. And since we had waited we opted for the small carriage to have a more personal tour. Our driver, Mitch, was very friendly and educational. We took an hour long trip ($180 for 2-4 people) and this took us all around the French Quarter and... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Matt and his mule Cayenne provided an informative and enjoyable jaunt through some of the French Quarter. Taking a carriage ride is a great way to learn of the history of the area and see the historic buildings. The $18 fee per person is money well spent. The ride is approximately 30-40 minutes.

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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

if you have limited time and wish to see as much of the French Quarter as possible, I recommend this. It was informative and fun. Paula was a delightful driver with lots of good information. I saw parts that I wouldn't have on my own.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
79 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I went on a carriage ride one evening. I had spotted a Mule with wings while at dinner and was determined if I was going to pay for a mule carriage ride it must be the White Mule with wings. We walked up and down the street until I found her. Claudia the Mule-i-corn (yes she also... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My three sisters and I met up in New Orleans. All three have birthdays in January so I wanted to treat them to something special. I took them on a carriage ride thru the French Quarter. This was truly a highlight of our trip. Well worth it and the driver educated us along the way. Very fun!

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Hattiesburg
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171 reviews 171 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Depending on your guide I think ours was Jake you can learn more in the 30 minutes than walking it yourself. Add in the cemetery and learn twice as much. I know the price is steep but you must pay for knowledge. It gives a great layout of the city. Just talk to all the guides & get one who... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I along with friends wanted to take a carriage tour to see the city and learn some more the the history. Our carriage driver was Charles and the mule was Footloose. Footloose was great, but Charles was less than stellar. The two things we learned on our tour was where celebrities live & that no one lives... More 

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