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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"Haunted Carriage Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2019 NEW
This was an excellent tour. Our guide KJ and his trusty mule Magnolia were great hosts. The tour was very informative, interesting and at times funny. KJ is a very personable guy who made the tour great fun. Very worthwhile tour.
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"Very dissatisfied"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2019 NEW
It is touted as a haunted carriage ride. We expected to be told the scary stories of the French Quarter. Our guide while perfectly pleasant laughed and made jokes about any scary place he showed us. Obviously if we book a haunted carriage ride we’re into the folklore that comes with it. We wanted our guide to appreciate that and not make it all a joke.
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"A must do activity."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2019 NEW
I went on this ride with my dog, husband and in-laws. They are dog friendly and even offered water from the hose for my dog. They were very patient in helping my mother in law into the carriage as she is handicapped. We enjoyed the ride with Chicopee and her driver, it was informative and fun to listen to. A must do activity.
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Ben H
Melbourne, Australia
"Awesome tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2019 NEW
Mark and Jackamo gave us a fantastic tour of the French quarter and cemetery which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our 4 year old daughter was busting for a restroom half way through and he was very patient with this request and found a way to make it happen. Could not recommend this team of mile and guide more highly. Thanks guys!
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Mill Valley, California
"Mark is awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2019 NEW
We loved our tour! Great information, and I’ve visited NOLA several times before. Mark was extremely patient and accommodating with my physically challenged elderly mom. He was also funny, kind and passionate about his city. An excellent experience.
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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.