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Royal Carriages

#5 of 88 Outdoor Activities in New Orleans Features Animals
700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3372
+1 504-943-8820
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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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700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3372
French Quarter
+1 504-943-8820

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came late to the square wanting a private tour. KJ and Dr John filled the bill. Great tour and informative very well done and would ask for KJ again, handled things well even when a thoughtless female driver literally nearly broadsided Dr. John because...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

KJ was an amazing guide. He is from NOLA and it showed in his commentary of the city. He was able to make adjustments when roads where closed and still had information and history. Dr. John was a sweet mule and took great care of...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed yesterday

I booked this carriage ride for our first night there, and we were rushed upon arrival to NOLA. Thankfully, this ride was exactly what we needed. Our tour guide, KJ, was fantastic. We could hear everything he said, and he did a great job teaching...More

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Thank Shannon L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our driver Mark, and donkey, Jockamo were wonderful tour guides! Mark has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgable about New Orleans history and culture. We opted for the French Quarter and Cemetery Tour which lasted an hour. You cannot gain access to...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've taken a number of carriage rides with Royal Carriage and this was by far the best. Lucy really knows this city (and Marie clearly does, too, with a personality just as big as Lucy's). We saw a lot and learned even more. Very enjoyable...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 2 days ago

KJ and Dr. John were a mighty and dynamic duo. You can't do better than this for touring the French Quarter. KJ is an incredible narrator and gives excellent advice about things to do in NOLA. This carriage ride was easily the highlight of my...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family & I sought out Royal Carriages based on Trip Advisor ratings, and it was a very good choice. Our tour guide Talletha took us as a walk-up reservation late on a Sunday morning in June, and we were able to get our tour...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Before I left NOLA I wanted to take a ride on the carriage. I’m sure it would have been a great ride, but I didn’t get the chance to ride through the city. I was told that they like to wait for at least a...More

Thank tktmcnair
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was Caleb with the carriage pulled by Red. We learned and got a good feel for the French Quarter on our first night in NOLA. We covered a lot of ground without walking. The private tour was fun and worth the price,...More

Thank 9Z4MAN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was so fun to see all the history in New Orleans it was fun and also our guide Jonathan and the mule peaches they made it even more fun I recommend this to everyone .

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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
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Any weight limits?
18 March 2017|
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Response from Nancy L | Property representative |
There is no specific weight limit, but there is a passenger limit. While our carriages can seat 12 adults comfortably, the city limit per carriage is 8 passengers per carriage.
where do we get the ride?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Nancy L | Property representative |
All group carriage tours begin at the 700 Block of Decatur Street. We ask that all guests please check in with the on-site supervisor under the red umbrella, and he or she may direct you to the correct carriage. All... More
kraig T
Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel? The Hyatt Regency
7 February 2017|
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Response from Nancy L | Property representative |
By calling our business office at 504-943-8820, we may be able to send a private carriage to pick up you and your guests for an additional cost. We take many different factors (traffic, time, holidays) into consideration... More