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Royal Carriages

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Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-943-8820
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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.

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.

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KJ and Dookie Chase were the best!

We are in New Orleans for a generational trip (grandmother, mother and granddaughter). We decided to take a carriage ride and were greeted by KJ. We decided to do the hour tour... read more

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Youngsville, NC

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Youngsville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We are in New Orleans for a generational trip (grandmother, mother and granddaughter). We decided to take a carriage ride and were greeted by KJ. We decided to do the hour tour. From the second we got in the carriage, KJ was friendly and engaging. He told us about our mule Dookie Chase and about the route. We learned quite... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first night in the Big Easy, my boyfriend and I wanted something relaxing that allowed us to see the sights and hear about the extensive history of the incredible city of New Orleans. We decided to do the "History and Haunts Carriage Tour." We knew we wanted to only use Royal Carriages for our ride as we had read... More 

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Wadsworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter, granddaughter and I recently took a trip to New Orleans. While visiting the city, we decided to take a carriage tour. Our driver was KJ with his mule Dookey Chase. We had such an enjoyable time. KJ gave us a great tour and was interesting to listen to. He gave us a lot of history of the city,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The guy's name was Matt and he was the most informative out of all the tour guide members of Royal Carriages. 👍 Patsy was a wonderful mule!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our host, Matt and his trusty steed Polly were great. Matt had a good grip on the history of N.O. As we navigated the narrow streets we had and interesting ride and learned things. A 30 + min. ride was $20.00

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

Thanks so much, Rick, for your 5-Star review of Matt and his working partner, Patsy the carriage mule. We are happy to hear that your ride was enjoyable, and we hope you think about us next time you visit New Orleans! Nancy Landry, RC Public Relations NewOrleansCarriages.com (504) 943-8820 Facebook/Instagram: @NewOrleansCarriages More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been visiting NOLA for years and wanted to learn more about the history in the French quarter; we got that in spades. Our tour guide, Matt was super knowledgable and funny as well and our mule, Slim was quirky which kept things light. I sometimes find walking tours to be a little tedious by the end but this tour... More 

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

Our 30-minute carriage tour covers more ground and more information than a 2-hour walking tour, and it's a wonderful way to see and learn about the history of New Orleans while sitting comfortable aboard a mule-drawn carriage! We're happy you agree! Thanks so much for your 5-Star review of Matt and Slim. He loves the opportunity to be hands on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip with knowledgeable and funny guide, Aileen, and our 4-legged guide, Sandy! From grandparents to teenagers, we all had a good time!

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

Thanks, Kim, for bringing along the entire family! Aileen is a wonderful tour guide, and Sandy the carriage mule sure knows her way around the French Quarter. They will both be happy to hear your had a nice time. Nancy Landry, RC Public Relations NewOrleansCarriages.com (504) 943-8820 Facebook/Instagram: @NewOrleansCarriages More 

Lewisburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on a haunted carriage tour with his parents while on vacation. Frank was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm from New Orleans, but my husband and I thought it would be fun to take a Haunted History carriage ride with Jonathan and the mule, Desire. While the ghost stories weren't very scary, Jonathan really new them well and new the history of the city. He was entertaining and covered a lot of information. I also appreciated that he... More 

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

Thanks, Michelle, for being locals who just decide to take a carriage ride. Often times, locals are our favorite passengers to ride because the carriage drivers are so excited to share the stories of the city with our neighbors, with hopes they will tell others of the great experience they had aboard our carriages. Jonathan will be thankful that your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour on the Royal Carriage while visiting New Orleans in July. Matt was our tour guide and Patsy was the power on the carriage. Matt's tour and history of the area was impressive. We learned quite a bit in the 30 minute ride. Highly recommend Matt's tour. Thank you, Matt!

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

Thanks for choosing Royal Carriages during your visit to New Orleans. I love that you referred to Patsy as the "power" because she absolutely is!! Not only is she super strong, but she is also super sweet. Matt's pretty great too. He's been working as a carriage driver for years and loves the opportunity to be hands on with animals... 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.