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Royal Carriages

#5 of 89 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

4 teenagers (1 visiting from France), 2 adults - we all loved Sue, Princess Fiona & the tour. Sue gave just enough history mixed with humor to keep the teens' interest (no texting or Instagramming during the tour, believe it or not) and everyone said...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our family took two carriage tours while in New Orleans; both with Royal Carriages. We were lucky enough to be with Fiona on both tours, Chicory was our mule! Fiona was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the city and the history...More

Thank jojo8769
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Tour Guide Jonathan was Great! He knew a lot of information about the city. He was also able to give us some great suggestions that were much appreciated in our group. His Mule Elizabeth was beautiful. Would suggest tour to small or large groups...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Royal provided a nice leisurely and informative tour. Our guide Mark made the tour fun and pointed out things you could just walk by and totally miss. The cemetery portion of the tour was interesting and gave the mule (Jockamo) a needed break in the...More

Thank Dave57966
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mark gave us a wonderful experience along with Jackamo!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We picked up this carriage tour at Jackson square. It was a cool way to see the french quarter & cemetary. Our guide, Mark, was fun, enthusiastic, and full of interesting facts and stories. We felt safe with his noble steed, Jockano leading the way!...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came to New Orleans with 11 ladies for a bachlorette party. When I contacted Royal Carriages they knew exactly what to recommend for us. The tour was fun and the guides were super knowledgeable about the city. Starting off at the stables was a nice...More

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Thank 726wade
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our second visit to New Orleans in mid-June, one of the items on our want-to-do list was a carriage ride through the French Quarter. We had a wonderful half hour tour with Jonathan and Peaches the mule. Jonathan is knowledgeable, humourous, and shared information...More

Thank adistewart
Reviewed 3 days ago

Emily was a superb driver and guide. She helped make our engagement moment perfect, despite the red dress run making New Orleans a madhouse. We had such an amazing time! Certainly an hour we'll never forget.

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Thank clayhackett
Reviewed 3 days ago

Jonathan and Elizabeth were great! Jonathan was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and Elizabeth kept us on track and safe. Thank you for great time!

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French Quarter
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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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.
1 March 2017|
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Response from JMagee0126 |
Our tours start at Jackson Square (700 Decatur Street).
kraig T
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