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 guests with 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 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 seating. 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 guests 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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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Carriage Rides of the French Quarter & Creole Neighborhoods. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Donald Vescovi USA about 15 hours ago


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  • Lori Marois USA about 22 days ago


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  • Rachel Reece USA about 1 month ago

    My favorite part of my trip

    This was the best part of my trip. The guide was fantastic and my group had a great time!

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  • Carolyn Routh USA about 2 months ago


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  • Lewis Jackson USA about 2 months ago

    Great way to explore the French Quarter

    Enjoyed the trip. Jen and Benson were great tour guides.

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  • Alfred Lozano USA about 2 months ago

    Nice evening ride!

    Great ride and very informative

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  • Bradley Yates USA about 2 months ago

    Tricia a great guide.

    Very informative was our guide Tricia. A nice ride in the early evening around the French quarter.

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  • Jonathan Roberts USA about 3 months ago

    Excellent tour

    Bob our tour guide and Footlites our mule was fabulous during the French quarter tour.

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  • Tacey Clover USA about 3 months ago

    What an amazing your.

    Our driver, KJ, was excellent!! He was funny, nice and gave us Soo much information. I'm so glad we did this tour. This should be the first tour everyone goes on when they come to the French Quarter.

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  • Bruce King USA about 3 months ago

    Carriage Ride

    Over-all it was an excellent experience and tour of the French Quarter with some history of New Orleans. I thought an hour was to short, but it was alot and well worth it.

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