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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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Spunky Driver, Spunky Mule!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The best money spent on the entire trip was here. Stanley and his driver (Cowboy) were outstanding . Had a wonderful tour very entertaining and informative loved it!!!! Highly recommended

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Chatham, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I were looking to get our bearings of New Orleans, so after walking through Jackson Square, we decided to jump on one of the Royal Carriage's. Here is the good. You get to take a nice carriage ride through the French Quarter. Here is the bad. The guide/driver added almost no value to the trip. He pointed... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Adam, and trusty mule, Marie, provided our group of six a very informative, as well as entertaining one-hour tour of the French Quarter, including a tour of the St Louis #1 Cemetery (only accessible by tours). We learned of the history, local culture, architecture - interspersed with great humor. Well worth the cost.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We would have never learned so much about New Orleans had we not gone on this tour! Our guide, Aaron, our guide, gave us an hour and a half tour throughout the French Quarter. We learned about the history, the fun and all of the best places to go throughout the rest of our stay! It's the perfect thing to... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was with a group of 4 visiting New Orleans and while walking in front of Jackson Square we spontaneously decided that I carriage tour of the French Quarter was just the thing we wanted to do. There were at least 10 mule-drawn carriages lined up waiting for passengers. One of the drivers called out to us, so we boarded... More 

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NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

I want to personally apologize for your carriage experience. Do you remember the name of your driver or mule? We like to remind travelers that there are 4 companies out at Jackson Square everyday, but only our company is found on Trip Advisor. It is very likely that you spent your money with a different company. We encourage you to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We toured with Adam and Marie (his mule) yesterday. It was a great way to see the French Quarter. He was an excellent tour guide, had wonderful knowledge of New Orleans and was so much fun. Highly recommend (and look for Adam anndnd Marie)

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Even thou It was extremely cold, our guide was excellent, and all of us had a excellent time. Would do it all over again!

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this experience. It is a great way to see the French Quarter and learn some history as well. The guide was AMAZING. I wish I could remember his name. He was definitely very knowledgeable, and put a fun twist onto the excursion. It is a must do if your are in the area.

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Brunswick, Maine
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a fun and inexpensive way to see the French Quarter. The carriage drivers are fun and knowledgable. They will share fun facts about the sites and make note of places you might want to hit as you walk around. The rides are typically about 30 minutes and cost $18 if you are going with a group. You can... More 

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