Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

1 hour
Free cancellation
1 - 4
Mobile ticket


Recently awarded the 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year Award, this trip offers a 1-hour private carriage which is perfect for couples or small families who are looking to experience the French Quarter in the most authentic way. Ride through the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans and discover the amazing history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter with your local, professional, and licensed guide who will be guiding you through one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in America with the help of his trusted carriage mule. Learn the basics of New Orleans history and discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making the city truly unique and unforgettable. This is limited to 4 people.


  • 1-Hour Carriage Ride through French Quarter
  • Private Carriage (Seats up to 4)
  • Fully Narrated Historic Tour of French Quarter and surrounding areas
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

The Carriage is boarded at the carriage stand located at 700 St. Louis Street, across the street from the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel and the world-famous restaurants, Brennan's & Antoine's.

Once your private carriage arrives, hop aboard and ask your carriage driver to take a picture of your group. The carriage tour will be 1-hour in duration, traveling through the French Quarter. The guides are top-rated, local, professional, and licensed through the City of New Orleans. There are no set routes or scripts. Cherish the uniqueness of the tour guide's tours and personalities and encourage them to let their passion shine through their curated tour information. With that being said, the Tours provide passengers the opportunity to customize the carriage tour information to suit the needs. If you have a special tour request, make sure the carriage driver knows right away.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, LA

You'll also travel through this charming historic New Orleans neighborhood, dating back to the early 1800s.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Jackson Square, 701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Your private mule-drawn carriage will roll past iconic New Orleans landmarks and locations, such as the Louisiana Supreme Court Building, the Napoleon House, and Jackson Square.

Pass By: St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291

See the Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.

Pass By: French Market, 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3406

The French Market is a historic marketplace along the Mississippi River.

Pass By: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Travel along Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air.

Pass By: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

See Royal Street, full of unusual shops and one of the city's most historic streets.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers with disabilities: If you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, please let us know in advance by calling (504) 943-8820 so that we can be prepared to assist him or her into the carriage. We may arrange for your carriage to board at a different location, where strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs can be left behind, and where we can provide assistance to those individuals.
  • The Cemetery is Currently Closed Due to Covid -Cemetery: visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on all reservations booked between 9am-2pm with the exceptions of holidays and unannounced funerals. Once arrived at the cemetery, tour participants will be granted entry, receiving a private walking tour with her or her guide. The cemetery has lots of uneven and muddy surfaces that are not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers.
  • In favorable weather conditions, including rain. We ask that all tour participants please dress appropriately for this for the weather.
  • This tour activity is subject to be canceled due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning. By providing a contact cell phone number, we are then able to notify you immediately if there are any changes to your tour activity in regards to weather and or traffic conditions and provide you with the opportunity to reschedule to a better date or time.
  • Near public transportation
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard the carriage. Passengers who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to ride the carriage, for safety reasons. This is strictly enforced.
  • Pictures are always allowed and encouraged on the carriage during your tour. Please feel free to share your mule-drawn pictures online with your friends. The personally curated tour is proprietary information of the carriage driver. Video filming is only allowed by first asking permission of your carriage driver.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once a purchase is completed, and cannot be rescheduled. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments. An example of a missed tour appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled time. After this time you will be considered a NO SHOW and will not be refunded .
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Our driver and guide Lucy did a wonderful job she's very knowledgeable of the history of New Orleans and had a great sense of humor.I will highly recommend Royal carriages.

April 2022

Enjoyed our 30 minute tour with Mark. He has great knowledge of NOLA history and adds humor as well. Personal ride is more costly than a group ride but well worth it.

April 2022

Matt was absolutely amazing as a tour guide! My daughter, fiancé, and I genuinely enjoyed our carriage ride with him through the city. If you’re looking for something fun to do in NOLA, especially something kid friendly, please check this out and ask for Matt ☺️

April 2022

Had a wonderful evening tour with Armstrong and our tour guide Matthew! Learned some wonderful history of New Orleans, while soaking in beautiful views of the city! Highly recommend the private tour!

preston w
March 2022

We rode with Matt and our Mule was Armstrong. Matt was very knowledgeable about the history and the towns love of Andrew Jackson. We added a bit to his collection of portraits! I love the non hustle, hustle! Great tour!

March 2022

We had a wonderful private tour. It is a little extra, but for the private tour I highly recommend paying a little extra to be a little more private. My wife and I loved it. Lofton was wonderful and Shine was very good at his job :). We were very happy and learned way more than we could every ta...

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