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Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-943-8820
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Why walk or ride a bus, when an intimate mule-drawn adventure is an option?...

Why walk or ride a bus, when an intimate mule-drawn adventure is an option? As seen on TLC, The History Channel, HBO, The Food Network, TruTV, The Travel Channel, The Travel Channel, and more!! Royal Carriages is one of the best and most authentic experiences offered for both tourists and locals.

Royal Carriages is a 75 year old family-owned tour company operating historic mule-drawn carriages in the heart of New Orleans. Create a mule-drawn moment with one of our six different carriage tours of the city, including the Classic Carre`: French Quarter Carriage Tour, Hallowed Graves: The St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour, Shadow Quest: A Mysterious Spirit Tour, Dixie Bohemia: The Faubourg Marigny Tour, JazzLand: The Faubourg Treme, and Uptown Dynasty: The Garden District Tour.

All Royal Carriage drivers are licensed tour guides for the City of New Orleans, and also licensed by the Archdiocese to enter the cemetery gates of St. Louis #1, the oldest above ground cemetery in existence in North America. Royal Carriage drivers have over 160 years of combined tour guide experience.

Rates start as low as $18 per passenger on group carriage tour. Private carriages also available.

Available Tour Type/s: City/Neighborhood Tours, French Quarter Tours, Carriage Tours, Cemetery Tours, Haunted Tours, Romantic Tours, Private Tours, Night Tours

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Lucy approached and had us join her tour. She is entertaining and knowledgeable about the city. We heard about several other tours but we scored big with Lucy and Cash. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jacqui D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucy approached and had us join her tour. She is entertaining and knowledgeable about the city. We heard about several other tours but we scored big with Lucy and Cash. She kept us entertained from start to finished and had great recommendations for other options for us to do. .We loved Lucy and Cash!

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2 Thank Jacqui D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought tickets for Sunday February 7, 2016 and when we arrived they were nowhere to be found. We spoke to other carriage companies that were there and they informed me and several others that had paid for reservations that Royal Carriages were closed during this time period. After finding out they were closed we called the supervisor about 30... More 

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NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

Typically our company would work until the Monday afternoon before Mardi Gras but due to the chaotic crowds, heavy traffic, and construction surrounding the French Quarter leading up to Mardi Gras day, the company decided to close business early. The safety of our animals, drivers, and passengers will always be a first priority over money. All pre-booked reservations that could... More 

Detroit, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun tour to the cemetery with Dan and Peaches. We learned a lot of fun interesting facts about the French quarter and good tips about the area restaurants. We rode by a filming of NCIS which was fun to see. The cemetery tour was very cool. Dan knew a lot of good info about the individual tombs. Glad we did... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1 hour tour... It was very interesting to see the city through a local's eyes, hearing what the locals called certain spots in the French Quarter and learning about the architecture and history.

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Essex, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very relaxing and fun way to see the sights. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and she was very good with my two kids. The only thing was that it was hard to hear everything that she was saying. They need an audio system. She didn't have a microphone or anything. But that was the only issue... More 

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1 Thank Markoshannon
NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. Unfortunately, the city of New Orleans does not allow the carriage industry to use any amplification, but we do agree that not only would that make it easier for all of our passengers to hear, but also it would save our tour guides voices from overuse. Lastly, most people for forget that our animals are not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The carriage rides are a bit expensive but we decided to do it anyway. The main factor swaying our decision was being able to visit the cemetery. Unfortunately there was road construction near the cemetery and we couldn't get there. Our driver was very nice and she provided a lot of information but in the end we didn't get what... More 

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NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

I spoke to our staff in regards to your review. Your driver was Jamie, a 10 year veteran in our carriage industry, and she was driving Fiona, who is still being trained to handle the obstacles of the French Quarter. There has been major construction on N. Rampart Street due to the installation of a new streetcar line, and in... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

18 bucks a person. I would have paid 25. Our mule was Big Mama, and our guide was Ed. You want those two. Pick this up at Jackson Square. You tour the Quarter, learning the rich history. Ed knew all the restaurants, and how much you would pay for a meal there. Next time I go, I will do that... More 

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucy and Cash were the best. We came one day too late and she talked us for a while and gave us a history lesson. We came back the next day when the weather cleared and she did not disappoint. Cash as it was explained is mule his momma was a horse and daddy a j#a##. Lucy made what could... More 

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2 Thank Beth P
NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment and we appreciate your business! We agree that Cash and Lucy are definitely a 5-Star Team! More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Jackson Square to pick up a carriage ride. They make it very easy! It is less expensive to go as a group but very romantic and historic.

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2 Thank Contessa W
NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome carriage ride and tour of the city . The cemetery was awesome . What history this place has . Thank you to our driver Mark . You should do this .

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NancyRoyalCarriages, Public Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this review

Mark Orfila was awarded the Royal Carriage Tour Guide of the Year Award for 2015! Thank you for your 5-Star Review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return! More 

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Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.