French Quarter Carriage Tours in New Orleans, LA

Royal Carriages700 Decatur StNew Orleans, LA 70116
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To maximize your time in New Orleans, book a seat on the French Quarter Carriage Tour. You’ll see all of the French Quarter’s top sights including the St. Louis Cemetery, the Napoleon House, Jackson Square, The Saint Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, and more. From the comfort of your carriage, you’ll discover more than 300 years of New Orleans’ history over the course of an hour!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New Orleans Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately one hour long.
  • To see the St. Louis Cemetery, book a tour departing before 3:00 pm.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
  • Tours between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm will visit the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood.
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard.


from French Quarter Carriage Tours
Just as authentic as a plate of beignets or ride on a steamboat, a carriage tour through old New Orleans is a must for any visitor. For years, carriage tours have been one of the best ways for both locals and visitors to be introduced to the history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter and surrounding areas. Each carriage driver is a local, professional, and licensed tour guide offering a unique, personal presentation of each historically accurate tour.

Carriage Tours that visit Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery include a full walking tour inside the cemetery, lasting approx 20 mins, and admission into the cemetery is included. Visitors will see the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, the Italian Benevolent Society Tomb, the pyramid owned by Nicolas Cage, and more.

Carriage Tours that visit the Marigny Neighborhood known as the Faubourg Marigny (pronounced Foe-Berg Mare-iny) will experience many Creole Mansions, Colorful Cottages and Shotgun Homes, and the local jazz-filled music district of Frenchmen Street.

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Woodland, California
"Great way to end a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
On our last day in New Orleans we decided to take a carriage ride/30 minute tour of the French Quarter. Just by happenstance, we rode with Ron Adames. What a delight! Ron is a local, born (?) and raised in the quarter. He was personable, funny and a natural raconteur. We heard lots of great anecdotes and personal stories. Take a ride with Ron, even if you’re not “tour people.” You won’t regret it.
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"Must do!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, learned a lot of interesting facts about the French Quarter and New Orleans history.
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"Excellent Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
Excellent Guide. Enjoyed every second of it. You learn a lot of history of Nee Orleans. The French Quarter and other areas are outstanding.
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Akron, Ohio
"Fun with Mike & Zydeco!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
Had a great French Quarter & Cemetery tour! Mike, our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. Our tour was one hour. Just the right amount of time to ride a bit, get off and walk the cemetery, then back on to ride some more.
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"Great way to start the day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2019 NEW
We decided to go early in the day, before it got too warm. Our guide Thiebaud ("T-Bo") and his trusty steed Moonshine took us around the Quarter and then over to St. Louis #1. It was a fun, easy ride and Thiebaud had great nuggets of New Orleans history for us. The walking tour through the Cemetary was great, and it was just the right amount of time. The pick-up/drop-off is right across from Cafe Du Monde, so we finished the morning with beignets and coffee and then headed into the Quarter on foot. Definitely recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about French Quarter Carriage Tours

How long is the tour?
The tour is one hour long.

How many people can go on the tour?
Carriages can accommodate up to 4 passengers.

Where does the tour begin?
Tours begin at 700 St. Louis Street, across the street from the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel and the world-famous restaurants, Brennan’s & Antoine’s. All tour participants must check in with the Royal Carriages manager at this location prior to their tour.

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes. Due to the popular nature of the tour, it is advised that guests purchase tickets in advance to guarantee their spot on a tour.

Is hotel transportation provided?

Can children come on the tour?
Yes, however, they must be accompanied by their parents.

Is photography allowed?
Yes. Photography is encouraged.

What should I wear?
Dress for the weather forecast.

What happens if I arrive late?
Tours do not wait for late arrivals. Please do your best to arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

If I want to see the St. Louis Cemetery, which tour should I go on?
Book the St. Louis Cemetery tour for a time before 3:00 pm. The cemetery closes at 3:00 pm daily.

Can I bring food and beverages on the tour?
Yes. Adults over the age of 21 may also drink alcoholic beverages onboard.