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Discover New Orleans The Authentic Way

Since 1941

Breathtaking views. Authentic New Orleans culture. We've specialized in historic carriage tours for 75 years (and counting.)

Since the birth of New Orleans in 1718, guests have toured the city by carriage. It's the proper way to see the French Quarter and the most authentic view of the city. For generations, our family has been passionate about providing the best tours around and it's this commitment that has made Royal Carriages the oldest commercial carriage operator in the United States. We look forward to keeping the tradition alive and to sharing it with our guests.

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Our Mule-Drawn Carriage Tours

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French Quarter History

French Quarter Carriage Tours

The daytime carriage tour is perfect for those looking for a historic exploration of more than just Bourbon Street. You'll learn all about the French Quarter, plus can even visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 or the historic Faubourg Marigny.

$20 - $40 per person

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History & Haunts

The Haunted Carriage Tour

The nighttime carriage tour highlights both the history and the hauntings that the French Quarter is most known for! Visit famous haunted locations and learn about the ghosts, voodoo spirits, and demons who refuse to leave.

$40 per person

Ride Royal Private Tour

Have it all to yourself!

Spend a little more and purchase a private carriage rental that can seat up to 4 passengers comfortable.

$100 - $200 Private Carriage Rental (Seats 4 passengers)

Bare Bones

St. Louis Cemetery #1 Walking Tour

The tombs of St. Louis Cemetery tell the colorful and historic stories of those who impacted the city, be it politician, musician, voodoo priestess, gambler or Mardi Gras indian.

$15 per person

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A very enjoyable ride! Mules are very well trained/relaxed. We even pet ours after the ride. I was amazed at how strong these animals are. They are treated very well by the company. As for the tour, our guide was very informative and enjoyable. We took the one hour tour that goes to the graveyard. You won't want to miss this! Very good information on why and how New Orleans buried their dead above ground as well as some very cool mausoleums. If you like history at all, this is for you. Also, since 2015 you cannot visit protected burial grounds without a tour guide. There is parking you can pay for around on Decatur Street that will run you around $40 for 9-10 hours if you're staying awhile. Once you see carriages on Decatur St, you're there!

Jessica H of Alexandria, Louisiana - TripAdvisor.com

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Surprise Engagement Proposals

Vincent & Amy

Vincent & Amy

In 2014, Vincent called Royal Carriages to set up a surprise marriage proposal on a carriage in New Orleans. He wanted this special moment to be unforgettable. In addition to purchasing a private carriage for his surprise marriage proposal, he also contacted a local photographer, Babs Evangelista, to capture the moment via her French Quarter balcony.

"I was agog at the sheer romance of his proposal and helped him concoct a plan that involved a balcony, a talented driver, and a very well-behaved mule. The carriage rounded the corner and I was ready with my zoom lens. It stopped beneath my balcony and BAM! Vincent presented a ring in a light up box. It was on. Amy was smiley and happy and of course said yes."

Photographer: Babs Evangelista

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