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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans provided by Royal Carriages

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
New Orleans carriage ride through the French Quarter
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Take a romantic carriage ride through the French Quarter and cover more ground than you would on foot—including Faubourg Marigny. The private four passenger carriage typically passes by highlights like Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, Bourbon Street, and Royal Street, but the guided route can be customized to personal interests.
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
  • Comprehensive intro to neighborhood landmarks
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, depending on availability
  • Narrated historical tour includes surrounding areas like Marigny
What to expect
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
  • Comprehensive intro to neighborhood landmarks
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, depending on availability
  • Narrated historical tour includes surrounding areas like Marigny
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33024P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-Hour Carriage Ride through French Quarter
  • Private Carriage (Seats up to 4)
  • Fully Narrated Historic Tour of French Quarter and surrounding areas
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are not included but are recommended.
  • Snacks and beverages are not included but are allowed.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included but can be purchased nearby.
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers with disabilities: If you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, please let us know in advance by calling (504) 943-8820 so that we can be prepared to assist him or her into the carriage. We may arrange for your carriage to board at a different location, where strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs can be left behind, and where we can provide assistance to those individuals.
  • The Cemetery is Currently Closed Due to Covid -Cemetery: visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on all reservations booked between 9am-2pm with the exceptions of holidays and unannounced funerals. Once arrived at the cemetery, tour participants will be granted entry, receiving a private walking tour with her or her guide. The cemetery has lots of uneven and muddy surfaces that are not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers.
  • In favorable weather conditions, including rain. We ask that all tour participants please dress appropriately for this for the weather.
  • This tour activity is subject to be canceled due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning. By providing a contact cell phone number, we are then able to notify you immediately if there are any changes to your tour activity in regards to weather and or traffic conditions and provide you with the opportunity to reschedule to a better date or time.
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard the carriage. Passengers who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to ride the carriage, for safety reasons. This is strictly enforced.
  • Pictures are always allowed and encouraged on the carriage during your tour. Please feel free to share your mule-drawn pictures online with your friends. The personally curated tour is proprietary information of the carriage driver. Video filming is only allowed by first asking permission of your carriage driver.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once a purchase is completed, and cannot be rescheduled. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments. An example of a missed tour appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled time. After this time you will be considered a NO SHOW and will not be refunded .
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 1-Hour Carriage Ride through French Quarter
  • Private Carriage (Seats up to 4)
  • Fully Narrated Historic Tour of French Quarter and surrounding areas
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are not included but are recommended.
  • Snacks and beverages are not included but are allowed.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included but can be purchased nearby.
Departure details
  • 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers with disabilities: If you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, please let us know in advance by calling (504) 943-8820 so that we can be prepared to assist him or her into the carriage. We may arrange for your carriage to board at a different location, where strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs can be left behind, and where we can provide assistance to those individuals.
  • The Cemetery is Currently Closed Due to Covid -Cemetery: visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on all reservations booked between 9am-2pm with the exceptions of holidays and unannounced funerals. Once arrived at the cemetery, tour participants will be granted entry, receiving a private walking tour with her or her guide. The cemetery has lots of uneven and muddy surfaces that are not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers.
  • In favorable weather conditions, including rain. We ask that all tour participants please dress appropriately for this for the weather.
  • This tour activity is subject to be canceled due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning. By providing a contact cell phone number, we are then able to notify you immediately if there are any changes to your tour activity in regards to weather and or traffic conditions and provide you with the opportunity to reschedule to a better date or time.
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard the carriage. Passengers who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to ride the carriage, for safety reasons. This is strictly enforced.
  • Pictures are always allowed and encouraged on the carriage during your tour. Please feel free to share your mule-drawn pictures online with your friends. The personally curated tour is proprietary information of the carriage driver. Video filming is only allowed by first asking permission of your carriage driver.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once a purchase is completed, and cannot be rescheduled. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments. An example of a missed tour appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled time. After this time you will be considered a NO SHOW and will not be refunded .
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    700 Decatur St
    700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Faubourg Marigny
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jackson Square
    St. Louis Cathedral
    French Market
    Bourbon Street
    Royal Street
    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • You'll return to the starting point
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LARUEG
Kinston, NC20 contributions
This past Friday we ( parents with son and daughter-in-law) took the private carriage ride . I pre booked and our guide Jonathan with his mule Cloudy were right on time to pick us up. The weather was brutally hot last week but Jonathan kept out trip light , friendly ,animated and informative . We would definitely recommend Jonathan (Cloudy) if you’re planning a trip to NewOrleans . We stayed in the French quarter area and it was nice to hear about the history of the area and how the areas came to be . We love the history , culture and colors of the city . Thanks Jonathan for a job well done!
Written June 26, 2022
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buffie p
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The history we received along with the guide hitting specific spots was really interesting.

Our guide, Fiona, was super friendly and had a lot of relative information to provide us. She talked about the local history, the best places to visit, to eat and explained a lot about the lifestyle that our sweet mule Chicory enjoys as a beloved employee of Royal Carriages.

Both Chicory and the carriage were in tip-top form and presented beautifully!! Chicory was a very good girl and the ride was perfectly paced and comfortable.

We LOVED our experience and would absolutely recommend the activity to anyone who wants a bit of relaxing and romantic NOLA charm!!

Buffie & Torin
Written November 16, 2021
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Jason G
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We had a wonderful private tour. It is a little extra, but for the private tour I highly recommend paying a little extra to be a little more private. My wife and I loved it. Lofton was wonderful and Shine was very good at his job :). We were very happy and learned way more than we could every take in on our tour, but it was relaxing and wonderful. Would do it again if we came back into town.
Written March 22, 2022
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Holly
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
It honestly was about as expensive as a 3 hour city tour and the guide was not interested in what we wanted to hear. I felt as though it was rushed and we did not get the experience we were hoping for. IMO i would go with a 3 hr limo private city tour. Thet provided us with more information and taylored the experience to our liking. Also, 3 hours vs 1 rushed hour. We also were looking for a more involved history on the voodoo information and oyr guide was not very interested in providing that.
Written September 18, 2021
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luvtotrvlChicago
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions
Nov 2021
t’s been a long time since we’ve been on a carriage tour in New Orleans. We visit the city at least twice a year and really just wanted to enjoy the streets on a private carriage tour with a knowledgeable driver who could provide some interest facts about the sights and the city.

Boy, did we find one! Fiona S and her mule Chicory took us on a tour catered to what we were seeking. She was fun, very informative and also gave us an interesting education on mule behavior, We fell in love with Chicory too!

Great tour and a thoroughly enjoyable time! I strongly recommend this tour and suggest that you seek Fiona and Chicory out!
Written November 9, 2021
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Robert L
Bethesda, MD579 contributions
We had a fun time on the carriage ride. Our guide, Mark, was humorous and didn’t fill our heads with too much in the way of facts and meaningless data. In spite of the fact that he wasn’t born in NoLa he captured the sense of the French Quarter in an hour mule and buggy tour.
Written March 21, 2022
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Jen D
Limerick, ME6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
My girlfriends and I recently visited New Orleans. The private carriage tour was our favorite experience! Lofton and his mule, Shine, were our guides. Lofton was very knowledgeable of the sites around New Orleans. He spoke to us by name and made sure we had every opportunity to see all we could on our hour tour, even catching quick glimpses into the beautiful courtyards beyond the fences of the beautiful city. Lofton was entertaining and seemed to connect well with our group.

I would recommend that you book this tour as one of your first experiences of New Orleans. Lofton will provide you with sites you may want to incorporate into your visit and can provide suggestions of the best places to go. Atta-boy, Lofton! Thanks for an experience of a lifetime!

The Maine Soul Sisters ☺️
Written June 24, 2022
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Jen
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
We went on the 30 min. private carriage ride with Fiona S and Chicary. For the 30 minute tour you need to walk up and check for availability instead of getting a reservation. We went about 9 AM and were able to get right on. Fiona was very friendly and knowledgeable about the French Quarter and was able to give a lot of insider knowledge.
Written June 14, 2021
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Phb
1 contribution
Mark and cloudy were a fun team to ride around New Orleans with. Mark was very friendly and shared a lot of new information with us about the city, even my son in law who grew up in Louisiana learned something new. Great way to spend the morning
Written March 29, 2021
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William M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Just lovely. Fiona S. Took such good care of us. She was so informative and spoke loudly to were we could hear wonderfully. And Chicory was the cutest and most well behaved mule on the block. Cool as a cucumber and I got to feed her a carrot 🥰
Written December 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fantastic Tour!
We had a phenomenal time with Mark today on our tour of NOLA. He and his mule Cole showed us a private and intimate
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sarahrJ9124UD
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Must do!!
This tour was my favorite! Riding in a mule drawn carriage at night was a first and so much better than walking or
AgainTraveling
AgainTraveling
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Enjoyable
Very friendly staff and mules! Mules were great! They are amazing! All that traffic and noise doesn’t bother them a
BagelHunter
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Matt and Kentucky were great!
Loved this!! Matt was friendly and the tour was great. He was loud enough for us all to hear and we learned a lot.
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great day in the French Quarter
the personal experience and one on one conversation with the driver. the knowledge of the driver and his (Marty) fr
lwitt2022
lwitt2022
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Ghost tour booking but not ghostly
We booked a 1030pm tour thinking it would be fairly spooky or more involved with creepy or ghostly stories and buil
mciavolino
mciavolino
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70 Minutes of Fact, Fiction, and Reality that Kept us All Amused
We needed a last day activity for New Orleans and this carriage ride was the perfect ticket. About 70 minutes of co
Pamela H
Pamela H
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Relaxing and interesting
Our driver was nice and knowledgeable. It was a great, relaxing way to see the city and learn some interesting info
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kstoddard955
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History and Haunts Tour 06/22
Our history and haunts tour was excellent! Rory our tour guide was amazing and Ivan our mule was just as awesome! I
jacobFeese
jacobFeese
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Matt was awesome
Matt was awesome guy and we loved miss Kentucky all in all we loved it it was by far my favorite thing to do in New
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Ms Kentucky is a must see
Matt was an awesome narrator and Mrs Kentucky was awesome as well. Enjoyed the tour. You will definitely enjoy
AbbyFromTexas
AbbyFromTexas
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Do this!
Yes! Do this! Monte was a fantastic guide! We’ve been to NOLA several times, and decided to do this tour today. Onl
OHIOMedic
OHIOMedic
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Great carriage ride!
We had a great time with our carriage ride, despite a very hot day. Our driver was informative and entertaining.
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Meander23238303364
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It was ok
It was difficult to hear the tour guide, especially with the consistent traffic/street noise. Amplification would b
setaradesigns
setaradesigns
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Highly recommend your own private carriage tour!
We had an excellent night time ghost tour with Rory and Ivan. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with
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