Private Carriage Tour of the French Quarter

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Travel in your own private carriage while listening to the stories of the city by your private tour guide. Private Horse Carriage Tours are provided daily and nightly throughout the 300-year old French Quarter. Small Carriages hold 2-4 passengers in each, making this activity perfect for a romantic date or family fun.

Activity Highlights

  • Licensed city tour guide and narrated tour
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your own private tour guide
  • Tours can be personally customized to suit your interests
  • Private carriage tours are ideal for romantic dates or small family adventures

What's Included

  • Narrated carriage tour of the French Quarter
  • Short walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1 (optional)

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • A beverage


  • No more than 4 adult passengers.
  • 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

  • St. Louis Cemetery #1 closes daily at 3:00 PM. If you would like to include a short walking tour with your carriage tour, please make sure you book a tour time prior to 2:00 PM. The cemetery is closed for holidays and unannounced funerals. The tour company is not responsible for cemetery hours of operation.
  • This tour is appropriate for all ages.
  • Guest 21 and older are welcome to bring adult beverages on board the carriage.
  • Pregnant women can ride at their discretion.
  • 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. Please keep all dogs away from the carriage mules.
  • Larger groups of 5 or more can call 850-424-5125 to make reservations.

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 our carriages with ease. We do provide 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. Our 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 our Jackson Square boarding location, and our on-site supervising manager will look after them. We suggest that all important items be 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. No-shows will not be refunded. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments: a missed appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled tour time. 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.

Check Availability/Book online

Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Private Carriage Tour of the French Quarter. 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.

1-10 of 21
  • Charles Gray USA about 9 days ago

    JR Horse

    The tour guide was great!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Cydell Jarquin USA about 23 days ago

    Best experience ever!

    Took friends who had never been to New Orleans. They said this was the highlight of their visit. Stet and Stormy were great!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Tymothy Johnson USA about 28 days ago


    The ride was very romantic and relaxing. My wife and I had a great time as this was a ride for our 10 year Anniversary, Awesome!

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Wilfredo Torres Alabama, USA about 2 months ago



    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Jeff Lamartiniere USA about 2 months ago


    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Malcolm Emfinger USA about 2 months ago

    Great carriage ride

    Awesome. From beginning to the end of ride around New Orleans.

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • leigh bloom USA about 2 months ago

    Private Tour with Royal Carraiges

    The tour was excellent. The guide was excellent. Highly recommend this activity

    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • David Abel USA about 4 months ago


    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Jennifer Myracle USA about 4 months ago


    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
  • Lisa Hulbert USA about 5 months ago


    Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
1-10 of 21
Note: It is the responsibility of the activity/tour company to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.
to the top