French Quarter Carriage Ride with Optional Cemetery Tour

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You and your guests are going to love the opportunity to sit back and relax while your carriage driver unfolds 300 years of fun fact-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. Choose between a 30 minute or 60 minute carriage ride. On our 60 minute tour you also get to explore the above ground tombs of the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis #1.

Activity Highlights
→ Authentic mule-drawn carriage ride.
→ Narrated tour by top-rated guides.
→ Explore New Orleans' oldest cemetery, St. Louis #1.
→ Small group experience guaranteed!

During summer months tour times will change based on temperatures. If your desired tour time is not showing please check back closer to your desired date or call our Customer Care Department at (800) 450-7139 or (850) 424-5125 to check on availability.

Booking Details:

Once the tickets are booked online, an email voucher will be sent automatically. Physical printed tickets are not necessary. To check in, have your reservation name or booking number ready to present to the Royal Carriages Supervisor located at 700 Decatur Street. The supervisor will be found under a red umbrella towards the beginning of the line of carriages. From there he or she will place you on the correct carriage, this may take up to 15 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time, there are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments.

Departure Details:
This tour departs year round at 10am daily. It is recommended to book in advance for this tour. Please click the "Check Availability" button for up to date availability.

Duration: 30 Min carriage tour (without cemetery) or 60 Min carriage and cemetery tour

Parking: Paid public parking lots are located within 2 blocks of the boarding location.

● Taxes
● Paid admission into St. Louis Cemetery #1 (with 60 Min Tour only - excluding the 4pm tour)

● Gratuities (optional)
● 60 minute 4pm tour does not include cemetery as the cemetery closes at 3pm

Additional Information
● Check in with a Royal Carriages Supervisor at 700 Decatur Street. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure of the tour.
● Cameras are allowed on this tour.
● This tour is appropriate for all ages.
● No charge for infants & toddlers being held or seated in the lap of an adult.
● Pregnant women can ride at their discretion.
● Dogs, no matter the size, will be the passenger's responsibility & will have to share the seat with its owners. There is no cost for dogs.
● Larger groups of 8 or more can request for an alternative boarding location, which is located at the corner of Saint Louis Street and Royal Street, located at 700 Saint Louis Street. This location is easily accessed by many nearby hotels (Royal Orleans, Hotel Monteleone, Royal Sonesta) and nearby restaurants (Antoine's, Brennan's, Nola, K-Paul's Kitchen). There is no additional fee for larger groups to board at this location. Please call 850-424-5125 to request an alternate boarding location.
● Royal Carriages can provide large group pick-up or drop-off service for select locations in and around the French Quarter. All pick-ups and drop-offs are a minimum of a 1-hour carriage rental, and additional fees may be applied. Please call our groups department at 1-850-424-5125 for additional information and rates or click on the "Group" tab above this listing to complete a form and an agent will contact you..

Handicap Information
Carriages are a great way for handicapped or disabled people to experience the French Quarter. If they can walk up steps with assistance, they will be able to board our carriages with ease. We do provide stepping stools and assistance. For people with no mobility, no ability to stand, these people may not be able to access the seat of the carriage. Our private carriages are more open air, so there is more ability for these individuals to be placed into those carriages, or larger people. Wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers can be left behind at our Jackson Square boarding location, and our on-site supervising manager will look after them. We suggest that all important items be taken on the ride.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 72 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 72 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. The carriages are covered and therefore operate rain or shine, but if weather is severe and the vendor calls of the tour you may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 72 hour cancellation period. Tour directors of large groups must make sure the group is on time for scheduled pick-ups.
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  • Arlene USA about 2 days ago

    Great Time!!

    We had a great ride through the French quarter and our guide Mark was knowledgeable and funny. Killer Mohawk! I would recommend going on the tour but when booking make sure to double check to that you have selected WITH the cemetery tour. I made the mistake of selecting the cheapest price and didn’t get the cemetery tour. Will have to go next time in town

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  • Kaity Carter USA about 4 days ago


    First time to New Orleans with my girlfriends. Even though they have been before years ago they’ve never done a tour. Mark was our tour guide and he kept it exciting. He was born and raised here and heard/seen it all. From previous post I’ve seen, Mark never once hit his horse, they have a great connection/understanding and he kept us in the shade during the cemetery tour at all times. I highly recommend doing this tour and make sure you ask for Mark so you get the straight facts from someone born and raised here in New Orleans!

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  • Tiffany USA about 9 days ago

    Was not able to enjoy

    Bad customer service, ridiculous policies

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  • Management Response, about 9 days ago

    Hi Tiffany, I'm sorry to hear about your experience and would like to be find out further details. I see that you booked online and don't see notes about any contact with our office, so wanted to see if your trouble was with the tour itself of customer service you were provided by them. We appreciate our customers' feedback and take steps to address any issues so that others don't have similar experiences. Please feel free to contact me anytime and I'd be happy to assist. Best regards, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Judy Lutz USA about 11 days ago

    Carriage ride

    Our driver was great..he knew alot of inform on about every question we had...enjoy it ...will be back to do it again..or tell ppl they need to

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  • Shana Hewitt USA about 11 days ago

    Fun Tour

    Lucy and Fats were great! I learned so much about the French Quarter.

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  • Montraville USA about 16 days ago


    Our tour guide and Little Liza Jane was excellent

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  • Jennifer USA about 27 days ago

    Worth it

    We had a great time! Totally worth it if you have time.

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  • Kimberly Centeno USA about 30 days ago

    Wonderful Guide

    Very nice guide very knowledgeable.

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  • Brad Diemer USA about 1 month ago

    Go, do it

    Best tour in New Orleans. Our guide was fun and informative. Highly Recommend for all sized groups. A must do tour!

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  • Eric USA about 1 month ago

    90 minutes of animal cruelty

    My wife signed us up for the tour as a way to see unique areas of the city. However, we were shocked to see the tour guide spend the entire time whipping the mule, and telling us how it was the mules first day. This had to be as confusing for the mule as it was for us, because she kept praising the mule while striking it. Perhaps we were put off my the animal cruelty, but we found the entire tour to be rather bland.

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