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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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30 min tour

What a great tour! Adam and Marie the mule were wonderful! Adam was very knowledgeable, and I would do it again an a heartbeat!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a great tour! Adam and Marie the mule were wonderful! Adam was very knowledgeable, and I would do it again an a heartbeat!!

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Hummelstown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to take a carriage ride through the French Quarter. My husband wasn't as certain that it would be worth the price once we saw the $90 cost for a private carriage. Se we looked at the group carriage and decided to go for it. We got in and it didn't take long for our driver to convince... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The best way to tour the Bourbon Street area is by horse drawn carriage, and this tour company is first rate. We took 2 separate tours, and both times had long time local guides who were very interesting and well informed.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I really didn't plan on going on one of these tours, but while we were visiting Jackson Square, we decided to go for it. We loved our carriage ride. The guide was very energetic and a great story-teller. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun tour while in New Orleans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was the highlight of my trip. My boyfriend and I took a private carriage ride with Cowboy (driver) and Lucille(mule). We took a 30 minute ride for $90. Cowboy was so knowledgeable and entertaining. This is well worth the money.

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Plattsburgh
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We Loved our carriage ride. We had 'Susie' as our guide and Stella was our horse. Susie was interesting and had a lot of knowledge about the city. We Loved the French Quarter and all the history and stories associated with it. We picked up the carriage right down from Café Du Monde...great thing to do. ! Thanks Susie and... More 

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Dayton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a romantic and educational ride for the two of us. Our driver was a local, full of stories and history about old New Orleans. We loved it! Take the 30 minute ride or the 1 hour ride. Either way, you won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Had so much fun! Adam and Marie were awesome!! Highly recommend you go with them Marie is the best mule on the quarter. :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I hadn't intended to take this tour, but I had a bit of time with nothing else planned and decided to go for the full one hour. Good decision!!!. Adam (the guide) and Marie (the mule) were great. Adam was full of useful and interesting information as we toured the French Quarter. The slow pace allows for detailed commentary and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We did a cemetary/French Quarter tour and loved it! The cemetary was fascinating to me and just sight seeing in the French Quarter from a carriage persepective was beautiful and different. Our guide was great and very informative. Even my teen(i.e. hard to please) liked it! Would do it again, no question!

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