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French Quarter History Carriage Tours

Carriage tours are 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 schedule a visit St Louis Cemetery #1 or explore other beautiful creole neighborhoods.

"An awesome way to see and learn the history of The French Quarter and New Orleans."

You and your guests are going to love the opportunity to sit back and relax while your carriage driver unfolds 300 years of fun-filled history on your mule-drawn carriage ride. We cover the storied history of New Orleans, discussing everything from our resilient culture to the aging architecture.  

"Get out of the crowd and off your feet while taking in the French Quarter on a carriage ride. New Orleans offer many tours, but what sets the Royal Carriage tours apart is the small groups and the ability to relax while taking in the sights and history. On the tour, you can cover a large area of the French Quarter, learn interesting history of the area, and get off of your feet and relax. The driver/guide is well-informed and with such a small group can answer individual questions. Lots of fun!" 

-Trip Advisor Review by Joseph D

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French Quarter and Cemetery Carriage Tours in New Orleans

The 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm 1-Hour French Quarter History  Carriage Tours include a tour inside the oldest above ground cemetery in New Orleans, Saint Louis Cemetery #1. Admission into the cemetery is included. The 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:00 pm 1-hour carriage tours roll through a second historic neighborhood known as the Faubourg Marigny to show off more fabulous architecture in addition to local live music districts. All 30-Minute Carriage Tours feature just the French Quarter. 

Purchase your tickets now to guarantee your seat!

Special Notes:

  • 30-Minute or 1-Hour French Quarter Carriage available.
  • Group carriage tour travels at a leisurely pace and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. 
  • This tour departs from 700 Decatur. All tour participants must check in with Royal Carriages on-site supervisor. He or she will place you on the correct carriage for the tour. 
  • Due to the popular nature of these tours, tickets are required to guarantee your seat on the carriage. We are usually unable to accommodate those guests who arrive without pre-purchased tickets. 
  • Tickets and boarding instructions are emailed immediately after purchase. Having printed tickets is not necessary.

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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 Express

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

MuleTown Stable Tour

History of Working Animals in New Orleans

This fully narrated tour illustrates the integral part mules and horses played in the founding and development of New Orleans and includes a stop at the Royal Carriages Stables where guests will get to meet our mules!

$40 per person

Gift Certificates

Perfect for birthdays, anniversarys, and other special occassions.

E-mail the gift certificate to the person to whom you wish to send it, or you may print the gift certificate at your computer!

Starting at $40

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This is my first Trip Advisor review. I had to make sure Peaches gets an apple! My husband, mother in law, and I stumbled upon Royal Carriages on our trip to New Orleans a couple weeks ago and Jonathan greeted us right away and answered our questions about what the ride would entail. We were sold right away and took the hour tour. Jonathan was super knowledgeable and friendly and answered all of our questions. I am still telling people about some of the historical facts we learned on our ride and walk through the cemetery. I wanted to do it all again but we were there for a short time and couldn't fit it in. I would highly recommend taking this tour and even told our uber driver (a local) about it. We will see you next time!

Mich Nuss of Brooklyn, New York - TripAdvisor.com

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