Carriage Rides of the French Quarter & Creole Neighborhoods

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Hop aboard a comfortable carriage and see the French Quarter & its picturesque neighborhoods the way it was meant to be seen! These award-winning carriage tours feature licensed tour guides and are fully narrated, providing you a ride that is both scenic, entertaining, and fact-filled. This particular route travels through the quieter, lesser trafficked areas of the French Quarter and the neighboring areas known for its colorful Creole architecture and live jazz music venues NOT on Bourbon Street.

Activity Highlights

  • Authentic French Quarter carriage ride
  • Sightsee in colorful and quiet NOLA neighborhoods
  • See the live local music district of Frenchmen Street
  • Small group experience guaranteed

What's Included

  • Mule-drawn carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide/driver
  • French Quarter history tour

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • A beverage
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • 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 your 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.
  • Tour takes place on group carriages holding between 6-8 passengers. Small group experience.
  • 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.
  • This tour departs at various times throughout the day. It is recommended to book in advance for this tour to guarantee your seat. 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 they can walk up steps with assistance, they will be able to board the carriages with ease. 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.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. The carriages are covered and therefore operate rain or shine, but if weather is severe, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. There are no refunds or re-schedules for missed tour appointments. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. Tour directors of large groups must make sure the group is on time for scheduled pick-ups.

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  • Dannille Himel USA about 16 days ago


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  • Laura Albanese USA about 19 days ago

    Best tour in NOLA

    Exceeded expectations. Best way to tour the city. Very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Mules well cared for. Highly recommend!

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  • Gloria Ekelchik USA about 28 days ago

    Fun rain or shine

    Liz and Liza Jane were great! It was a nice way to spend an hour on a hot day. My 14y son now knows what Romeo spikes are. He got a kick out of it. My mom loved it too.

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  • Tremika Simmons USA about 2 months ago

    No. 1 on the to do list!!

    We thoroughly enjoyed the carriage ride pulled by the handsome Cole!! The guide was very knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. We did not want to get off at the end of the ride.

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  • annmarie coore USA about 2 months ago


    There wasn't a long wait the driver was very knowledgeable and answered my questions overall the ride was smooth and great

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  • Catherine Klein USA about 2 months ago


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  • Mark Mosby USA about 2 months ago

    Great time.

    It was one of the best things we done or our trip. Very informative and entertaining.

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  • Darla Pegg USA about 2 months ago


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  • Jamie Hovey USA about 2 months ago


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  • Heather Goodman USA about 3 months ago


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