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New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour provided by Royal Carriages

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit one of America's most haunted cities during this New Orleans tour 
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This New Orleans French Quarter haunted history tour sets itself apart from others like it by getting you off your feet and into an old-time, mule-drawn carriage during one of the spookiest times of day: nighttime. Pass by haunted hot spots such as the LaLaurie Mansion, and listen to twisted tales of dark magic, ghosts, and pure evil. With three tour times to choose from, it’s easy to add to your New Orleans itinerary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hear tales about the French Quarter’s history in a creepy nighttime setting
  • Your carriage is covered, so you stay comfortable in any weather 
  • A group limited to eight allows for a more intimate experience
What to expect
Meet for this New Orleans haunted history tour in Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Once you meet your guide, hop aboard a mule-drawn carriage to begin a spooky night of haunted tales. Travel at a leisurely pace taking in sights of mansions, bars, and St. Louis Cathedral. Your guide tells stories of murder, deception, torture, contagious epidemics, medical experiments, and unexplained events that are sure to give you goosebumps. Your tour group is limited to eight people, so you can have a more intimate experience and ask your guide any questions you many have as you ride. Your carriage is also covered to keep you dry if the weather starts to turn south. Your New Orleans haunted history tour ends back where it started in Jackson Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear tales about the French Quarter’s history in a creepy nighttime setting
  • Your carriage is covered, so you stay comfortable in any weather 
  • A group limited to eight allows for a more intimate experience
What to expect
Meet for this New Orleans haunted history tour in Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Once you meet your guide, hop aboard a mule-drawn carriage to begin a spooky night of haunted tales. Travel at a leisurely pace taking in sights of mansions, bars, and St. Louis Cathedral. Your guide tells stories of murder, deception, torture, contagious epidemics, medical experiments, and unexplained events that are sure to give you goosebumps. Your tour group is limited to eight people, so you can have a more intimate experience and ask your guide any questions you many have as you ride. Your carriage is also covered to keep you dry if the weather starts to turn south. Your New Orleans haunted history tour ends back where it started in Jackson Square.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33024P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Awarded 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year
  • 1-hour mule-drawn carriage ride
  • Licensed professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Parking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet at the Red Umbrella at Jackson Square
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All tour participants must arrive 15 minutes early to the boarding location. Late arrivals will miss the tour and not be provided with a second opportunity to ride or a refund.
  • This tour activity is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning.
  • Tours operate in favorable weather conditions, including rain. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Tickets prices apply to each passenger onboard the carriage, with the exception of infants or toddlers up to 4 years of age. All infants and toddlers must remain in the lap of their parent or guardian throughout the carriage tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Awarded 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year
  • 1-hour mule-drawn carriage ride
  • Licensed professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Parking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet at the Red Umbrella at Jackson Square
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All tour participants must arrive 15 minutes early to the boarding location. Late arrivals will miss the tour and not be provided with a second opportunity to ride or a refund.
  • This tour activity is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning.
  • Tours operate in favorable weather conditions, including rain. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Tickets prices apply to each passenger onboard the carriage, with the exception of infants or toddlers up to 4 years of age. All infants and toddlers must remain in the lap of their parent or guardian throughout the carriage tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    700 Decatur St
    700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Meet at the Red Umbrella at Jackson Square
    See address & details
  • 1
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    French Quarter
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Louis Cathedral
    Lalaurie Mansion
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
445 reviews
Excellent
357
Very good
41
Average
25
Poor
12
Terrible
10

Larisa R
2 contributions
Friends
It was very informative and entertaining. Our tour guide spoke loudly and clearly so that all of us in the carriage could hear over street noise. He made it personable with stories from other riders and locals. The amount of time on the tour was perfect and didn’t feel rushed.

Would recommend the tour at night and also Sun-Thursday to keep it less crowded on the streets.
Written August 15, 2021
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MImom
Bloomfield Hills, MI2 contributions
Family
I booked this tour for my family of four including a 12 year old son and 10 year old daughter. It was a very rainy evening, so we had the whole carriage to ourselves. Our guide was great! He asked how scary we wanted it and got it just right for a 10 year old at night. We went passed all of the important haunted locations and got to hear about their stories. One note, you should check the route ahead of time to make sure that your hotel isn’t one of the haunted locations if your crew scares easily - it’s basically the area northeast of Jackson square. I would recommend this tour over a walking tour as it feels a little safer from the spirits to be in a carriage. In all, we enjoyed it and were sufficiently spooked.
Written December 30, 2021
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IreneB
Needville, TX232 contributions
Family
Sarah(tour guide) and Blondie(mule) were absolutely the treat we were looking for in a ghost tour. After having walked all day in NOLA, you cannot go wrong with a carriage ride!
I took my 11 year old son and Sarah’s ability to communicate loudly and clearly plus story-telling just held his attention the entire time. We saw parts of New Orleans and learned history and fun facts- all while getting the chills from the ghost stories and ambiance!
We absolutely loved it- book this tour, it is a great way to sit back and relax and enjoy the supernatural element of New Orleans.
Thanks Sarah!!! (We also have a new respect for bikes lol)
Written November 21, 2021
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jbwinn
1 contribution
We were on vacation as a three generation family. This tour was enjoyed by EVERYONE! Rory the guide and Ivan the mule did a fantastic job. Rory was very personable-engaged with the 12-year-olds (almost 13), spoke clearly enough for the older generation to hear 😉, and entertained us the entire time. It was a perfect way to end our trip.
Written June 3, 2022
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Tami L
Sanger, TX47 contributions
We really enjoyed our tour with Kaycee (tour guide) and Jinger (mule). They did a great job navigating the streets when cars would not yield to them. They kept us very safe.

Our first night in New Orleans and we took a 9pm tour. The tour itself was also very entertaining. Kaycee was easy to understand, answered questions, and told interesting stories. The ride was very comfortable - though I did see some carriages that were not as nice as ours was - I think we got lucky.

It was a comfortable way to get an introduction to the French Quarter and New Orleans history. And it left us with a desire to learn more of the history behind the stories (we were particularly fascinated with the Casket Girls).

I would recommend this for families - even young kids. Sometimes the stories would get mildly gruesome, but never scary. It might vary by tour guide though. The company seemed accommodating, so you might ask for a less scary guide.
Written August 2, 2022
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DIANECYMRU
Cardiff, UK227 contributions
Carriage rides can be expensive, and we avoided others as we travelled around the Deep South. Most tours are about 20 minutes, and cost around $50.

But we prebooked an hour's ride in the evening at New Orleans at $60, because it was a historical tour and took in many areas/streets we would otherwise have missed

Sarah, and mule Blondie, did not disappoint, and we felt the money was really, really well spent.

We would recommend theRoyal Carriage Company - you will be pleased.
Written May 22, 2022
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TravelB
Texas380 contributions
Overall we had a good experience it’s just a little too pricey for the experience. $60 per person for a one hour ride seemed excessive. We did the ghost tour. Although a great way to see the Quarter, it was difficult to hear the guide at all with all of the street noise.
Written July 22, 2022
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Greg D
Belvidere, IL6 contributions
Couples
My fiance and I took a 30 minute tour with Bernard and Matt. Five minutes into the tour we realized we had made a mistake. We should have taken the hour tour. I was very impressed with Bernard's knowledge of the route. Matt's knowledge of the city's history , architecture and his way of telling the story of the French Quarter made this tour one that we recommend.
Written November 28, 2020
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Green
2 contributions
Driver KJ and Mule Lou were amazing. The commentary was detailed and delivery was most humorous. The mule knew where it was going, so KJ could expound on the places were we were traveling. Thanks for such a great time.

Ellen & Tony from NJ Edna & Dennis from England
Written August 12, 2022
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Melanie M
New Jersey2 contributions
The guide was informative, had many stories to share, and made the tour very interesting. There were amazing photo opportunities and we may have even caught some ghosts on camera. I would highly recommend this tour because it is different from other tours and a great way to see the city without all the walking.

The pictures below are two picture of what we think are ghosts and a picture of the mule that was leading us, Footloose.
Written December 25, 2021
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Disgal4546
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Marty and Blaze
We had a wonderful tour of the French Quarter and much more. Marty (and Blaze) was very knowledgeable and spoke at
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Royal Carriages
We nooked the haunted new Orleans Tour. It was entertaining and fun. The driver was great. We enjoyed it.
dianated
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Knowledgeable History and Delightful Ride
Wonderful and thorough historical tour of the French Quarter and Marigny by Jonathan our guide and lovely carriage
TSolberg1972
TSolberg1972
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interesting !
The carriage ride was fun and interesting. I wish it wouldve been more of Bourbon street but I understand the traff
indigochild2022
indigochild2022
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Outstanding !
Loved the haunted tour and our driver was excellent. Had a younger mule that was still acclimating but he did fine
jjgshopping
jjgshopping
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Disappointed
Tour guide was very nice but not enthusiastic and though facts were interesting, she did not put in any neat humor
Brenda H
Brenda H
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My daughter and I loved it!
The ride was great! We took an evening ghost & history ride and our guide was very informative and entertaining.
Debra S
Debra S
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Thanks Matt and Kentucky.
Matt and Kentucky were fabulous. We had a wonderful time. Matt’s delivery was great. Kentucky gave a smooth ride a
James A
James A
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Great Experience!
We enjoyed our tour with RJ! He has a great personality and was a great tour guide! We will be back!
pnatzke221
pnatzke221
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Supurb group tour prior to wedding
We got married on 5-14 in NOLA and booked 4 carraiges to take us from the Renaissance Pere Marquette to the Natchez
jam852022
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KJ is the man!!
KJ was professional, funny, and VERY informative. We did the 1 hour haunted tour and learned so much about NO hist
cldorning
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Carriage Ride
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our Royal Carriages ride through the French Quarter and the Marigny neighborhood
brightis
brightis
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Loved Shannon and Ranchard!
My husband and I decided to make reservations for a carriage ride on Thursday, July 21. Our guide was Shannon alon
TrailBlazer651994
TrailBlazer651994
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Carriage Ride
For our initiation to New Orleans , we so enjoyed the information and history from our tour guide. Casey was funny
shifty_travels
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Above & Beyond Customer Service
Hubby, daughters (ages 9 & 15), and I decided to do a haunted carriage tour. Our driver, Kaysee, was friendly and t
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