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Royal Carriages

700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 943-8820
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Ranked #49 of 172 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I paid in advance for a carriage ride. I was told that the 2 person private ride was $18 each, so that is what I purchased in advance. Apparently the person I spoke to at that time didn't understand me because when my girlfriend and I arrived at the spoke for our 2 person ride, we learned that I paid... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife loves horses so of course when she saw the rides she subtly begged me to go we didn't know how the system worked as in the front carriage fills up the fastest and picked a middle one. Which meant we had to wait awhile but that wasn't bad because we weren't in a hurry and got to watch... More

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Houston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took a 1 hr ride with Mark Orfila as the driver...he told us a bunch of history, took us to the first graveyard in New Orleans, and made the overall experience AWESOME! The ride actually took almost 1 1/2 hrs, but who is compalining about extra time!!!!!! LOL :) Good Job Mark Orfila!!

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Corrales, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While in New Orleans my wife and I took one of the Royal Carriage rides. You have two choices -- the French Quarter ride which focuses on the FQ and lasts about 40 minutes, or the French Quarter and Cemetery ride which lasts an hour. Besides the French Quarter you can spend some time at once of New Orleans iconic... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a lovely ride through the French quarter and the cemetery just outside the quarter. Had a very knowledgable, local driver that would stop at many points and give colorful details of history.

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Benton, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I did not want to go on this tour thinking it would be nothing more than a history tour and too boring. I was wrong! It was fun, entertaining and very informative. I just wish I had agreed to go when we first got there instead of a couple of hours before we had to go home. Our carriage driver... More

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northwest Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Oh sure, the carriages are cute and its nice to have the narrative and not be rushed. The prices are supposed to be set, but they aren't. Anyhow, expect to pay anywhere from $20 per person on up. And you'll sit there until your horse is next in line, so just get on the first one and go, don't pick... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was fun but watch out with guides and mules. They are Mules not horses leading and ours was slow, scared and not interested in listening too well. I would like to say our guide has weathered the New Orleans Lifestyle a little too long....

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Chestertown, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did half-hour and we loved our mule Queenie. He gave us so much info about the city's great characters: Tennessee Williams, Armstrong, Napoleon, and so much more. It was great and we learned and enjoyed it. He had a strong accent so my husband had a hard time but I was very happy and my son, just by looking... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We took a private carriage for the four of us with Dumaine, and his mule Pearl. The trip was nice and showed some areas of NOLA we had not seen. At first, we received a lot of historical information from Dumaine, the driver, which then turned into non-stop restaurant recommendations. Unfortunately, we also received his political views and some politically... More

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