French Quarter Carriage Ride and Cemetery Tour


Sit back and relax while a carriage driver unfolds 300 years of fun, fact-filled history on guest's mule-drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter. This 1-hour ride covers the storied history of New Orleans, discussing everything from the resilient culture to the aging architecture. All tours include a short walking tour inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where Marie Laveau the Voodoo Queen is buried. Book a carriage tour today and see the French Quarter in a whole new way!

Activity Highlights

  • Authentic French Quarter carriage ride
  • See the French Quarter & St Louis Cemetery No 1
  • Awarded 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year
  • Small group experience guaranteed

What's Included

  • Mule-drawn carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide/driver
  • French Quarter history tour
  • Admission into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and walking tour of the cemetery

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • A beverage


  • The St. Louis Cemetery is managed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and will be closed to the public during scheduled funerals hours. All tickets booked during that time will be rescheduled.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Pregnant women can ride at their discretion.
  • Tour takes place on group carriages holding between 6-8 passengers. Small group experience guaranteed!
  • 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. Service dog entry is up to the discretion of the cemetery.
  • 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

Tours scheduled between 9AM - 2PM include a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. Tours scheduled after 2PM include the colorful Creole neighborhoods. The cemetery may close for unexpectedly due to funerals. 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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  • Marilyn Hunter USA about 7 days ago

    Great Ride

    Ken was a great tour guide! Knowledgeable and entertaining. Ask for his carriage!

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  • Nicole Van Rooy Alabama, USA about 11 days ago


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  • Donald Seay USA about 27 days ago

    Carriage ride

    The person that did the carriage ride was a 5 star excellent!! However we couldn’t do the full ride because of the hard rock hotel issue but you still charged me full price for a ride that I didn’t get full price service

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  • Kristy West USA about 1 month ago

    Best Part of Our Weekend

    Lucy was an outstanding tour guide with lots of passion and knowledge of the history of The French Quarter. I would definitely recommend this carriage tour to people of all ages!!

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  • Georgia Hock USA about 1 month ago

    Carriage ride and cemetery tour

    We enjoyed the carriage ride.

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  • Jeff Seidel USA about 1 month ago

    Carriage tour

    Awesome tour guide

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  • Judy Games USA about 1 month ago

    A don't miss excursion!

    Charlie was fun, informative, and highly entertaining!

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  • Sue Sheffield USA about 1 month ago


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  • Chris Jordan USA about 1 month ago

    If it’s your first time in NOLA, do this

    A one hour ride through the French quarter, cemetery, and town filled with limitless exciting history and tales. The ride was smooth and our guide was extremely knowledgeable, witty and willing to answer any and all questions. Only thing I wish was different is that I’d sat up front (which it was completely my own choice to sit in the back), no fault of the service at all. Guides are still audible from the rear - 3rd row - of the carriage, but some passing vehicles can cause excess noise. Again, not the fault of the service. Overall, money well spent. Make sure to use to use the 10% discount code!

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  • Erin Falconer USA about 1 month ago

    Great tour!!

    Our tour guide was phenomenal and very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans.

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