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A Visit From Deuce McAllister

Posted by Kimmie Carlos on May 13, 2019

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This weekend, we were paid a special visit by The New Orleans Saints' legend - Deuce McAllister! 

Stopping in for a carriage ride this Saturday, "The Deuce" himself joined us for a tour of the French Quarter, along with his awesome family.

We had an excellent time taking in the sights of the city, and our carriage driver, Rich Lofton, was even able to get a photo with the group!

You never know who you'll run into in Jackson Square. Being the BIGGEST Saints fans, ourselves, this particular visit was one for the memory books.

Big, sincere thanks to the McAllisters for coming out. 

We love meeting each and every person who joins us on our ventures. It's one of our favorite things about the "job." If we haven't met YOU yet, we're missing out! We invite you to join us for a tour!

Pro Tip: Book right here on our website for instant availability.

Mules In Training! New Additions to the Royal Carriages Family

Posted by Kimmie Carlos on March 22, 2019

If you're around town in the French Quarter on one of these beautiful New Orleans Spring days, keep an eye out for our new mules in training.

We'll be out and about showing these guys the ropes, welcoming them to the family, and learning each part of their quirky personalities. This is one of the most fun, challenging things that we do here at New Orleans Carriages and it truly is a hoot!

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Royal Carriages Awarded Louisiana Attraction of the Year

Posted by Kimmie Carlos on January 24, 2018

During the Louisiana Travel Association’s Annual Meeting held in Lafayette on January 23rd, Lieutenant Governor William Nungesser presented the Crescent City’s oldest local tour company, Royal Carriages, with the prestigious Louey Award for 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year.

Royal Carriages French Quarter Tours named Louisiana Attraction of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Association

Says James Lauga Jr, third generation owner, “I’m so proud of our team at Royal Carriages! Each day and night our dedicated drivers and wonderful mules go out and are true New Orleans Ambassadors! We’ve been doing this for over 76 years. I want to thank each and every person who made this award possible. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. The Louisiana Attraction of the Year, I’m so proud!”

As the state’s of Louisiana’s economy thrives on tourism, agriculture, and industry, Royal Carriages, its animals, and its team members, bring mule-drawn joy to over 150,000 visitors each year. Royal Carriages is thankful to be recognized for being so much more than a tour company or an attraction, but one of the vital parts of our daily culture that make New Orleans and Louisiana an authentic, unique, and exciting place to live and visit.

If you are considering touring New Orleans, roll with the best and choose Royal Carriages for an authentic and award-winning tour of the famous French Quarter, Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, and more. Royal Carriages specializes in top-rated French Quarter History Tours, Cemetery Tours, Private Carriage Tours and Spooky Nighttime Ghost Tours. 

We had the pleasure of riding with Charlotte and of course Moon. Charlotte was informative, funny and capable of leading a mule and entertaining her guest. The rich history of New Orleans is fascinating, to begin with, but she added such great stories. I would definitely do it again. Thank you!

TripAdvisor Member: Ruby Jo of Seattle, Washington, USA

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