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Discover New Orleans The Authentic Way

Since 1941

Breathtaking views. Authentic New Orleans culture. We've specialized in it for 75 years (and counting.)

Since the birth of New Orleans in 1718, guests have toured the city by carriage. It's the proper way to see the French Quarter and the most authentic view of the city. For generations, our family has been passionate about providing the best tours around and it's this commitment that has made Royal Carriages the oldest commercial carriage operator in the United States. We look forward to keeping the tradition alive and to sharing it with our guests.

Join us on our next venture out.

Our Mule-Drawn Carriage Tours

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French Quarter Tour

Carriage Tours of New Orleans

Our expert guides will fill you in with city knowledge so that you can make the most out of your trip to New Orleans!

$20 - $40 per person

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Ghost Tour

Best Ghost Tour in New Orleans

A carriage ride at night visits famous haunted locations and introduces participants to the ghosts, voodoo, and vampires that New Orleans' French Quarter is known for.

$40 per person

Private Tour

Private Tour of New Orleans

Spend a little more and purchase a private carriage rental that can seat up to 4 passengers comfortable.

$100 - $200 Private Carriage Rental (Seats 4 passengers)

Cemetery Tour

New Orleans Cemetery Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through the tombs of St. Louis Cemetery which tell the colorful and historic stories of those who impacted the city, be it politician, musician, voodoo priestess, gambler or Mardi Gras Indian.

$15 per person

Gift Certificates

Perfect for birthdays, anniversarys, and other special occassions.

E-mail the gift certificate to the person to whom you wish to send it, or you may print the gift certificate at your computer!

Starting at $40

Latest Royal News

KJ's Story: How I Became a French Quarter Carriage Driver

October 30, 2017 - I had the pleasure of meeting Robert French and Nancy Landry in January 2016 at the Delgado Community College, Sidney Collier Campus, which was hosting a hospitalit...read more

I am a local and had friends in from Arizona. In our climate walking in the Quarter in the heat of summer can be difficult. Their time here was limited so I decided to book the private 1-hour carriage ride. Very good choice! So glad we did. Our guide Thiebaud was knowledgeable and funny. We also chatted with another driver while waiting to be picked up. She was very helpful and you could tell she really loved her mule. The mules are cleaned and well cared for. They give them snacks, water, and breaks. Our mule was Blue and he liked carrots. I am a New Orleanean and I learned a few things and was reminded of some I forgot! We did the Quarter and The area around Frenchmen Street. Afterward, we ate lunch at Antoine's. It was a wonderful day I won't soon forget! A splurge but well worth every penny. Thanks, guys!

TripAdvisor Member: Nancy D. of Gretna, Louisiana, USA

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Surprise Engagement Proposals

Brittany & Tyler

Brittany & Tyler

As is a tradition in New Orleans, Brittany & Tyler ended their wedding with a Second Line parade. The bride and groom carried feathered umbrellas as guests waved personalized handkerchiefs. As the parade came to an end, the couple climbed into their wedding carriage and took a relaxing ride through the French Quarter. "It was so magical getting to be alone, sip champagne, and listen to the sounds of the city," says Brittney. "I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ending."

Photographer: Mark Eric Weddings

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