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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 For those new to New Orleans

A carriage ride a.Great For those new to New Orleans to get information about the history of the French Quarter. You can get a carriage at Jackson Square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A carriage ride a.Great For those new to New Orleans to get information about the history of the French Quarter. You can get a carriage at Jackson Square.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

as a first time visitor to french quarter this a very informative. we did the quarter & cemetery tour. Driver Lucy and Mule power Blue are great

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Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You can go in a larger group for less money or a small private carriage for more. If you have a good driver, you will learn so much about the history of the city and the quarter. It was worth every penny. Tip: Don't forget to tip!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Big John, the guide, and his horse Hot Stuff made for a nice visit of the French quarter. The guide was funny and interesting. We did this tour on our first day in New Orleans and I think it helped us get a better idea of the place and where was what in the French quarter. I recommend it. Not... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had James for the guide. Wonderful time, very informative. I had taken a 2 hour walking tour and learned more from James in 30 minutes than on the walking tour. Very worthwhile. I was the first person on and had a short wait for 5 other people to get on. Six others got on so I got to sit in... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great way to see the French Quarter and learn so much! We had the most amazing guide, Blanche, not only was she knowledgeable but you could tell she loved what she did and that made it so much better! Yes, it was the middle of the day and was very VERY hot, but that is what happens... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

97 degrees in the French Quarter, one mule pulls a cart of 8 tourists, all covered in shade except for the mule, on the hot pavement. The whole thing is heartbreaking to watch a mule being forced to work under these conditions.

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Washington, DC
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

All my votes are for Adam and Cash! Took the one hour tour this past Sunday that included a stop at the cemetery. Adam is a great storyteller and gave us lots of great information. Cash did a great job listening to his driver! Good boy Cash! They were awesome would love to do another tour with them!

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We opted for the carriage tour that took us to visit the cemetaries. You can take this tour privately or in a group. JMO private is better.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This ride took me places I would not have seen on foot. Really interesting and very knowledgeable driver. The horse was being retired the next day but I enjoyed his last day.

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Additional Information about Royal Carriages

Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-943-8820
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 am

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