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French Quarter Carriage Ride and Cemetery Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Sit back and relax while a carriage driver unfolds 300 years of fun, fact-filled history on a mule-drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter. This 1-hour ride covers the storied history of New Orleans, discussing everything from the resilient culture, to the aging architecture. All tours include a short walking tour inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, is buried. Book a carriage tour today and see the French Quarter in a whole new way!

Activity Highlights
  • Authentic French Quarter carriage ride
  • See the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Awarded 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year
  • Small group experience guaranteed

Duration: 60 Min.

What's Included
  • Mule-drawn carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide/driver
  • French Quarter history tour

Tours scheduled between 9AM - 2PM include a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. Tours scheduled after 2PM include the colorful Creole neighborhoods.

What to bring
  • Cameras
  • A beverage
  • The St. Louis Cemetery is managed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and will be closed to the public during scheduled funerals hours. All tickets booked during that time will be rescheduled.
  • No glass beverage containers allowed on board.
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.
  • Pregnant women and people with back problems can ride at their discretion.
  • Video recording is generally prohibited without advanced permission by the carriage driver.
  • If the outside temperature exceeds 95 degrees, carriage tours are canceled and will resume once the outside temperature drops below 95 degrees. All ticket holders will be given the option to reschedule for a later date or time or can choose to receive a refund for any tours canceled by the city of New Orleans due to high heat.
Additional information
  • This tour is appropriate for all ages.
  • Beverages are allowed on board.
  • No charge for infants & toddlers being held or seated in the lap of an adult.
  • Pregnant women can ride at their discretion.
  • Tour takes place on group carriages holding between 6-8 passengers. Small group experience guaranteed!
  • 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. Service dog entry is up to the discretion of the cemetery.
  • This tour departs at various times throughout the day. It is recommended to book in advance for this tour to guarantee your seats. Please click the "Check Availability" button for up to date availability.

Handicap Information

Carriages are a great way for handicapped or disabled people to experience the French Quarter. If the disabled person can walk up steps with assistance, they may be able to board the carriages. Royal Carriages provides 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. The small 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 Jackson Square boarding location with the Royal Carriages on-site supervising manager, who will look after them. All important items are taken on the ride.


701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

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French Quarter Carriage Ride and Cemetery Tour

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A must add to your bucket list!!!

about 2 years ago
Ryan was a fantastic tour guide & driver, very knowledgeable and a joy to listen to, loved his accent! We saw many turtles, alligators, bald eagles and cranes along the way and learned much about the bayou. What an amazing experience,I didn't want it to end!!
Elsa M

Mike was amazing!

about 2 years ago
Our tour guide Mike was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and showed us the coolest parts of New Orleans and the cemetery! Will definitely recommend him and might try to book him again. So fun! Our kids loved it, too.
Cassie V

Great Host

about 2 years ago
Excellent experience husband wished there was a little more war history but great for our daughter and us.
Channing V

Our tour

about 2 years ago
Better than we expected. We highly recommend it.
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