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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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A great tour

My family took a 30 minute group carriage ride with our guide, Carl. He provided some great information and fun facts during the tour and even let the kids take turns siting up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Lavon, Texas

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You pay after the ride. The $10 off per person coupon from web site was NOT accepted. After trip ended driver also added a $4 pp 'surcharge' on our credit card but didn't know 'why' when asked. Driver (Chris) said "It is some fee the company charges but I don't know why". Must be his self created tip. Pricing scam!!... More 

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Lavon, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family took a 30 minute group carriage ride with our guide, Carl. He provided some great information and fun facts during the tour and even let the kids take turns siting up front with him. At the end of the tour, he let the kids feed the mule carrots and offered to take our photo with the mule. Highly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't expect to receive friendly service with this group. We approached two different staff members and tried to get information about the rides. We didn't take the tour, because of the rude staff members.

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TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow... that word pretty much sums up the hour carriage ride through the Quarter and St.Louis Cemetery. 36 dollars for the combo. Since the cemetery is now closed to the public you have to be part of a tour and this was by far the best. We had Adam and he was awesome! !Very informative and you could tell he... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good tour of the city and very informative, albeit a bit short. Our tour guide knew what she was talking about and gave tons of interesting facts and stories about the city.

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Seattle, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Chris was great and we had a blast. This is a great way to see the French quarter and if you get the combo cemetery tour for St. Louis #1 it knocks multiple highlights off your list of must do's. It is also cool it is right by Jackson square so you can really see a lot of stuff in... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a wonderful tour of the quarter! We loved our guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and very entertaining. We learned so much in that hour! It is well worth the price. SO ENJOYABLE!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were attacked by several different vendors to take a carriage tour. Before we made the trip to NOLA, I did my research. I knew we were going to select Royal Carriages. They did not disappoint. Our tour guide was Ron and was exceptional. He gave us a wonderful tour filled with architecture, history and a little insight into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a great tour of the French quarter! Adam our driver was a incredible assets to learn about the city! Cash our mule was the best, so friendly wanting petting after our tour the kids loved that! Learning the history was cool!!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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