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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 #82 of 242 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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Hervey Bay, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on a carriage ride one evening. I had spotted a Mule with wings while at dinner and was determined if I was going to pay for a mule carriage ride it must be the White Mule with wings. We walked up and down the street until I found her. Claudia the Mule-i-corn (yes she also... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My three sisters and I met up in New Orleans. All three have birthdays in January so I wanted to treat them to something special. I took them on a carriage ride thru the French Quarter. This was truly a highlight of our trip. Well worth it and the driver educated us along the way. Very fun!

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Hattiesburg
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165 reviews 165 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Depending on your guide I think ours was Jake you can learn more in the 30 minutes than walking it yourself. Add in the cemetery and learn twice as much. I know the price is steep but you must pay for knowledge. It gives a great layout of the city. Just talk to all the guides & get one who... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I along with friends wanted to take a carriage tour to see the city and learn some more the the history. Our carriage driver was Charles and the mule was Footloose. Footloose was great, but Charles was less than stellar. The two things we learned on our tour was where celebrities live & that no one lives... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This was fantastic we saw so much of the French Quarter on this tour it was so worth it wish we had done it on the first day. The young lady who was our guide knew the area and put us on to a great resturant for dinner that night. Hearing the stories and the histories of the buildings was... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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19 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took a tour in a carriage for 4 through the French Quarter just before New Years, and had a very nice time. Our guide, Chris, and his mule Dr John took a zig-zag course through the streets, and Chris pointed out a lot of the historical and architectural details. Our 13 year old niece was charmed and delighted; our... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We read some great reviews but ended up with a tour guide who could only tell us where celebrity homes are located and that "third floors with no lights are haunted". The mule was memorable because his name was Footloose and we probably could have done the tour with just him and had a better time. There was little to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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147 reviews 147 reviews
24 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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
86 helpful votes 86 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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