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Royal Carriages

Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-943-8820
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Ranked #63 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Royal Carriages is the oldest and largest carriage company in the United States, and is one of four...
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I love taking these rides. You can learn so much from the driver, and what a romantic way to see the quarter. The private coaches are expensive - $90 for about a 30 minute ride, but it becomes much more reasonable if you can get a larger carriage and share with other riders - $18. pp. Plus it's fun to... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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24 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were in NOLA in Jan 2014 and again in December 2014. We had thought about doing a mule ride during our first visit but ran out of time. I'm glad we waited since my mom joined my husband and I in December. The carrigages are lined up in Jackson Square along Decatur St and we were very lucky to... More 

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Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

On a whim, we hopped on one of the carriages in front of Jackson Square. We had 8 people, so we went for the big one. That turned out to be lucky, as we got Pete as our driver/narrator and he was awesome! He said he was a former teacher - he was definitely well-read on the history of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Max, our tour guide, took us on an interesting narrated tour throughout the streets of the French quarter. He gave a thorough explanation of the history of the area. He grew up in New Orleans and had a deep knowledge of the local architecture as well as specific points of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a last minute impulse but we are so glad we took the carriage ride. Robin was our driver /tour guide and was worth the price just to listen to her! Don't pass this one up, just take the longest tour you can with her.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

While wandering in the French Quarter looking for something significant to do, I stumbled across Benjamin and his friendly mule in front of Jackson Square. Something said "Just do it" and next thing I know I am up in the carriage and we started off. I don't know what I was expecting but was certainly surprised to find the tour... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the one hour carriage tour and it was definitely well worth the money. We had an excellent tour guide who gave us a lot of historical information about New Orleans and the architecture in and surrounding the area. We also toured St. Louis Cemetary which was quite interesting. Highly recommend.

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NancyRoyalCarriages, Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

Linda, thank you very much for you recent response to our business. St. Louis Cemetery #1 is a very unique part of our city, filled with history and spirit, and we just love to share the history of these above ground burials with others. Next time, you can always hop on a carriage, and for the same price explore the... More 

Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked Royal Carriages for our elopement to New Orleans almost a year in advance. I spoke with Sherman several times to ensure our package & he booked us with a driver, Matt. We chose the $600 package & had the carriage pick us up at our hotel & take us to Steamboat Natchez for our wedding & pick us... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We did a daytime ghost tour. It was fun. The guide was great but did not stray from his script despite the fact that we told him we had been to some of the places he talked about. His script was interesting and we had a great time. Great way to see the French Quarter.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After walking around Jackson Square, we decided to try a carriage ride around the French Quarter. We were not dissapointed. Our tour guide provided us with the history of the area, took us by important buildings of the French Quarter, and showed us examples of the different house styles they used when building the French Quarter. Its a little bit... More 

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