James, our carriage driver and knowledgeable guide, entertained us and educated us about the rich history of New Orleans, the French Quarter, and the many mysterious residents who still roam the streets and buildings of New Orleans. What a great evening experience!
Eileen, California, USA
We live in the New Orleans area but wanted to share a short tour of our city with visiting family. We had the pleasure of meeting Jamie, our carriage driver, and her mule, Elizabeth. Jamie shared interesting facts about the French Quarter and kept us entertained. Jamie is friendly and a great representative of our city. Elizabeth provided a safe and smooth ride through the streets of New Orleans. Wonderful tour!
New Orleans, USA
Aileen and her mule, Sandy, provided a group of Garden Club of America ladies with a superb overview of the French Quarter. She was informed and imparted her knowledge of history with fun anecdotes. We all heartily recommend her.
Bravo to Royal Carriages for employing such a fantastic tour guide with a passion for the city of New Orleans. Very enjoyable and would highly recommend Royal Carriages for the hour long tour.
Gale & Cindy R., Wisconsin, USA
Hello Royal Carriages: Now that I am back in the office after completing all of our spring tours, I can properly thank Royal Carriages for the excellent experience you provided for our guests back on May. All of the drivers were knowledgeable, fun and safe. Great way to start off our tour, whether people had been to New Orleans many times before or this was their first time. Please pass on my thanks to the drivers for helping make our New Orleans Tour a success!
Byron Cain, Managing Director of Heritage Tours in Dallas, Texas
My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful Royal Carriage hour-long tour of French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery with Mark and Cayenne. As a historian myself, I was happy to see Mark reaching out to the tourists with subjects like real estate and housing and teaching a lot of New Orleans history, including of its many ethnic communities and its slave history, full of enthusiasm and obvious love for his native city. He's what most of my historian colleagues wish to be, someone who can reach audiences and share his knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject. Bravo, Mark and Cayenne! Perfect birthday treat for my other half.
Mark, Arizona, USA
Had a great half-hour tour of the French Quarter this afternoon. We went out about five o'clock and the weather was perfect. Our guide was Amy, and she shared a lot of great info about the history of the area. We've visited many times, but still learned a lot on the tour! Amy was down to earth, knowledgeable, and very fun to chat with. Gus the mule was a total sweetheart. Our year-old son enjoyed meeting him. This was our first carriage tour of the area, and when we do it again we'll look for Amy and the "ninja" mule Gus!
Nicole, California, USA
We had a good time on the History & Haunts Carriage Tour. It was a good way to see the nightlife, safely, without walking around. It's crazy how much history each building there has! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the mules were well taken care of. I liked that the tour guide mentioned the mule's schedule, for those who do care about animals.
South Dakota, USA
My husband and I went on the French Quarter and Marigny tour. We loved seeing everything at a slower pace so we could really take everything in and see it. This is a must-do while in the city.
Lori, Illinois, USA
You can tell that the mules at Royal Carriages are part of the team and treated with kindness and respect. Guests on the tour are invited to give the mule treats after the tour to let the mule know they did a good job.
Melissa, New York, USA
We thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Carriage tour of the French Quarter. Even though we had explored the area prior to our carriage tour, Emily spoke with passion and obviously enjoyed her job! The carriage was in good order and the mule, Bojo, was well looked after! Thank you Royal Carriages.
Bath, United Kingdom
As a treat for our mom's birthday, we arranged for a Private Carriage Tour for 14. Both carriages were clean, comfortable and very well lead by our tour guides. The friendly guides tailored their tour messages to our family, which included small children, adding fun ghost stories as well as historical detail for the older generation. We absolutely loved every minute - highly recommended as a fun family outing. Thank you, Royal Carriages!
Teri L, Texas, USA
I loved it because we were in the action of the French Quarter but we were able to hear and get a great perspective from our seats in the carriage. It helped that our driver was personable and full of interesting stories.
Lynn, Wisconsin, USA
Anyone coming to New Orleans NEEDS to do this tour! We did the History and Haunts Tour and even though I thought I knew a lot about NOLA, I learned so much, those details they don't print in the history books. Our tour guide Frank was SO knowledgeable and friendly, throwing in little-known tips and recommendations - you could tell he loves what he does, it really shows and it's infectious.
Jennifer J, USA
Get out of the crowd and off your feet while taking in the French Quarter on a carriage ride. New Orleans offer many tours, but what sets the Royal Carriage tours apart is the small groups and the ability to relax while taking in the sights and history of the French Quarter. On the tour, you can cover a large area of the French Quarter, learn some of the interesting histories of the area, and get off of your feet and relax. The driver/guide is well-informed and with such a small group can answer individual questions. I especially enjoyed touring the French Quarter in a carriage by night. Lots of fun.
Joseph D, California, USA
I took my 10-year-old history-loving son to New Orleans. We took a carriage ride through this company. Amazing! Best carriage ride we have ever had in New Orleans. The driver shared so much interesting New Orleans history and my son hung on every word. He asked her a million questions throughout the tour. The tour was interesting to me as well and I learned a lot about New Orleans history, I didn't know. At one point, when we passed Pat O'Brian's, one of the waiters threw Mardi Gras beads to my son, which he thought was so cool. He had read a Magic Tree House book about John Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop and told me he wanted to see it when we when went to New Orleans. We actually stopped in front of it on our carriage ride, and the driver talked about it being a meeting place for Andrew Jackson, his pirate buddies, and other infamous characters. But through those meetings, Jackson gathered his army and later won the Battle of New Orleans. My son was beyond excited about this story! Definitely worth the money! This teacher/mom highly recommends it for families interested in seeing New Orleans by carriage and wanting to expose their children to New Orleans history.
ThatGirl1964, AL, USA
We loved this. Our driver, Thiebaud, regaled us with historic tales of Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Andrew Jackson, Tennessee Williams, Lee Harvey Oswald, and, of course, Richard Simmons. Why is it that the locals always bring up Richard Simmons? We also heard about the Great Fire, the Second Great Fire, the Big Hurricane, the Next Big Hurricane, and the flood. Seems that God has done his best to take down this city, but the locals aren't having any of that. Such a relaxing/educating/romantic way to see the French Quarter.
Chznone - TripAdvisor December 2016
We hired the carriage to drive that Father of the Bride and the Bride to the wedding venue. What an arrival! The guest were all taking photos. It was a nice way for the two of them to chill before the big event. The driver took them on a nice little tour of NOLA before the wedding. It was worth every dime. Thanks, Royal Carriages.
Tina J. of Maryland, USA