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!

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)

● Gratuities (optional)

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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  • Joshua Halter USA about 2 days ago

    A must do!

    what a wonderful experience. Our guide had a great personality with knowledge and humor to keep us entertained. The most shocking part to me as an animal lover was how well kept the horses were. You can tell they are well fed and taken care of which means a lot to me. The tour was great too though. Lots of history and he pointed out the places to check out. My mom has had horses get whole life and this 30 minute tour made her whole trip. Strongly recommended a

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  • Randall Cutlip USA about 3 days ago

    Great time

    Hannah was an awesome driver. Tours were definitely the best organized out of the fleet of carriages. Thanks for a great time!

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  • Elizabeth USA about 4 days ago

    Fierce, Knowledgeable, and Patient

    Mark was a great guide. He did a nice job moving us through different challenges, including 2 guests not showing up, a crowd at the cemetery, and a fire truck trying to make its way through the French quarter traffic. He kept us on time and well informed. I never felt rushed, but definitely well informed. I appreciated his positive nature, direct communication, and playful engagement. Overall, a great tour!

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  • Shirlita Briggs USA about 8 days ago

    Nice experience!

    My family had a great time with Josephine and Desire!

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  • Timothy Craven USA about 18 days ago


    Very informative

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  • Natasha Williams USA about 21 days ago

    Horse ride

    Great tour guide with lots of laughs

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  • Shannon McClattie USA about 24 days ago


    The driver was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I asked about a place on Royal Street and he was able to drive us by there and give us a little more detail than I already knew. My 70 year old mother enjoyed it as well.

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  • Taylor USA about 25 days ago

    Don't do it

    Bookes a carriage ride. Due to unforseen circumstances, arrived exactly on time, and couldn't find the correct carriage and had to ask several. After locating the supervisor, he was very rude and said they left and there's nothing he could do. Did not help us or offer anything. Tried calling and they put us on hold and gave us a number that didn't work. We tried talking with a different supervisor later just to see if anything could be done, and he was also very rude and said oh ya I heard all about it. You were late. And was very rude about it. Completely ruining the day.

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  • Christina Gill USA about 25 days ago

    The best

    Michael was great!!! He was pleasant,very Imforative,funny, would highly recommend again.

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  • Shelly Borne USA about 1 month ago

    Carriage ride

    The only thing that would've made it better is if I had booked 1 he instead of 30 mins.

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