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Discover New Orleans The Authentic Way

Since 1941

Breathtaking views. Authentic New Orleans culture. We've specialized in historic carriage tours 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.

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Our Mule-Drawn Carriage Tours

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French Quarter History

French Quarter Carriage Tours

The daytime carriage tour is perfect for those looking for a historic exploration of more than just Bourbon Street. You'll learn all about the French Quarter, plus can even visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 or the historic Faubourg Marigny.

$20 - $40 per person

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History & Haunts

The Haunted Carriage Tour

The nighttime carriage tour highlights both the history and the hauntings that the French Quarter is most known for! Visit famous haunted locations and learn about the ghosts, voodoo spirits, and demons who refuse to leave.

$40 per person

Ride Royal Private Tour

Have it all to yourself!

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)

Bare Bones

St. Louis Cemetery #1 Walking Tour

The tombs of St. Louis Cemetery 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

Latest Royal News

5 Reasons Why A Carriage Tour is the Best Way to Discover New Orleans

July 08, 2017 - New Orleans is a city unlike any other. We are lovingly referred to as "The Northernmost Part of the Carribean" due to our sub-tropical vibes, and sometimes people even compare New Orl...read more

We had a private carriage ride with Jason and Professor LongHair. It was absolutely worth it. We went on a walking tour the night before, and there were obnoxious folks on it that had to be the center of attention that marred the tour. This is exactly why I booked a private carriage ride for an hour. I wanted to hear some history of the city in an environment that I could ask questions and was tailored to my interests. I'm a history buff, which is why I was being persnickety. Jason was great. He had jokes for my husband and entertained him while educating me, which was the perfect combination. He also explained how the Professor LongHair is treated in the off hours and how he (the mule) gets months long sabbaticals every year. It was a wonderful experience and I'd definitely do it again in a heartbeat.

Traveler46077 - TripAdvisor.com

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Surprise Engagement Proposals

Vincent & Amy

Vincent & Amy

In 2014, Vincent called Royal Carriages to set up a surprise marriage proposal on a carriage in New Orleans. He wanted this special moment to be unforgettable. In addition to purchasing a private carriage for his surprise marriage proposal, he also contacted a local photographer, Babs Evangelista, to capture the moment via her French Quarter balcony.

"I was agog at the sheer romance of his proposal and helped him concoct a plan that involved a balcony, a talented driver, and a very well-behaved mule. The carriage rounded the corner and I was ready with my zoom lens. It stopped beneath my balcony and BAM! Vincent presented a ring in a light up box. It was on. Amy was smiley and happy and of course said yes."

Photographer: Babs Evangelista

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