French Quarter Carriage Tours in New Orleans, LA

700 Decatur StNew Orleans, LA 70116
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Overview

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.

Description

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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Dee Dee R
Houston, Texas
"Great Way to See the French Quarter"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2020
My college age friend and I took the carriage tour of the French Quarter and the Marigny District. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour for first time visitors to New Orleans as well as those who have been multiple times. It's a great way to see the sights from a different perspective and to learn the interesting history of the French Quarter and its architecture .
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dancrakc
Concord, California
"Excellent carriage ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020
Lofton and pralines were great guides, lots of wonderful history and facts! The cemetery is so historical and the French quarter was perfect to view from our carriage! I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
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Ccraig354
Cleveland, Ohio
"Historic, fun and informative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020
Jonathan was our driver and he did an amazing job with explaining the history of NOLA. Moon was our trusty mule and made sure our ride was fun and smooth. Definitely recommend!
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Cap789
"Haunted tour...super fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020
My teens and I wanted to take a Haunted Quarter tour, but after a full day of walking a carriage ride seemed like a great idea. I’m so glad we found Royal Carriages! Our tour guide Matt was an engaging storyteller and provided lots of historical details along with tales of legendary horrors.
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MIDWAYMEDEL
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Royal Carriage"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2020
Really wanted to experience the French Quarter history and doing it in a carriage was double the fun. Day was beautiful, and our guide was very knowledgeable! Despite all the chaos and closures in New Orleans during this time, it was refreshing to just relax and enjoy the beauty and history!
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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?
No.

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.