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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 introduction to the city

My husband and I took a 60 minute French Quarter and cemetery tour on our first morning in the city. We thought it was a great leisurely way to get a feel for the layout and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a 60 minute French Quarter and cemetery tour on our first morning in the city. We thought it was a great leisurely way to get a feel for the layout and history. Our guide, Carlo, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions; he also made great sightseeing recommendations. The mule, Prince, was in... More 

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

After receiving one negative review in regards to our most popular cemetery tour, we are happy to see that others, like yourself, see the value in the service we provide. Royal Carriages, and Carlo (and Prince) would like to thank you! Please keep Royal Carriages in mind next time you visit. Carlo would love to show off other parts of... More 

Brookshire, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Run ride and tour of the French Quarter! I don't remember the name of our driver/ guide (sorry!) but she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Pretty Woman was the mule :)

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

Lucy! Her name was Lucy! Lucy has driven carriages for MORE than 10 years! Her tour is bursting at the seams, filled with tons of history and lots of current things that effect the city today! We appreciate your kind review, and we'll let Lucy, and Pretty Woman, know!! More 

McKinney, Texas
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to take a carriage from Jackson square. We took a private carriage which was very romantic. Our guide gave us a great overview of the French Quarter; the sights history and people. The entrance to the cemetery was worth it alone. It was a great way to see stuff and then go back and visit specific sights and... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I took a carriage ride through the French Quarter at night. It was romantic, half hour ride. The driver pointed out unique places in the French Quarter, and answered all our questions. The driver even let my girlfriend feed Claude the mule who pulled out carriage( a treat). To me, 90.00 is a little pricey for a... More 

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

A private carriage in Savannah GA is $115, Denver CO $115, and $125 Charlotte NC. We believe our current pricing is fair, especially considering the fact that your are provided a historical tour along with the ride. If our prices were lower, then yes, we would do more business...but, it isn't necessary here in New Orleans. Like you mentioned, we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the way to start your NOLA visit. The 30 to 45 minute tour gives you a load of information and points out places to visit afterwards. Friendly guides and the mules are the best, plus you get to feed them at the end of the ride. A great way to beat the heat.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the hour long tour that included St Louis Cemetery. We knew you had to have a guide to go in. Carlo was very well informed and knew his local history and colour very well. We came off the tour knowing a little more of New Orleans with tips on where to go next. Thank you Carlo

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just completed a royal carriage tour. First let me say our diver was very polite and professional. My complaint the value of the tour. They charged $36 per person. We were gone for less than an hour. We visited a cemetery then a short ride through the French quarter. For the cost we expected more explanation of the history of... More 

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

We are sorry that you did not see the value in the tour as other customer's do. All tourist must enter St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 with a licensed tour guide, and all walking tours that enter the cemetery are 2 hours long costing $25 each. A $36 carriage ride not only provides you transportation to and from the cemetery,... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our guide was great. Very informative and fun. She took us on the route by one of the oldest bars in the city that is still lite by candle light only. They came out for a curbside order and even did virgin drinks for kids which was great since it was so hot and muggy out. They by far have... More 

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

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

Tom, we apologize that you misunderstood what seemed to be...everything. The coupon provided clearly states $10 OFF of a Private Carriage Ride (a $180 value), not a Public Carriage Ride ($18 value). The $4 Credit Card Surcharge pays for the service of providing you the ability to pay by card. This is not uncommon, and not a self created tip.... More 

Lavon, Texas
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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