Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Sightseeing Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Royal Carriages
Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Sightseeing Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Royal Carriages
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From US$ 60 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the French Quarter in New Orleans in style with a mule-drawn carriage tour. Learn about local history from your guide as you roll past sights like the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


1 hour
  • New Orleans

  • French Quarter (guided tour)

  • St. Louis Cathedral (landmark passed by)

  • Jackson Square, New Orleans (landmark passed by)

  • Napoleon House (landmark passed by)

  • French Market, New Orleans (landmark passed by)

  • Bourbon Street (landmark passed by)

  • Faubourg Marigny (guided tour)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • New Orleans

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Get out of the crowd and off your feet while taking in the French Quarter on a 1-hour mule and carriage ride
  • Enjoy entertaining live narration as you canter past landmarks such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral
  • Roll through the historic Faubourg Marigny with its fabulous architecture and local live music district
Full description

Discover the French Quarter of New Orleans on a traditional mule-drawn carriage ride. Admire sights like Napoleon House, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. Hear about local culture and facinating historical anecdotes from your guide.

Learn the basics of New Orleans's history as you travel in style around its vibrant streets. Discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making New Orleans truly unique and unforgettable from your licensed local guide.

See French Quarter sights like the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. Ride through the Faubourg Marigny with its unique architecture and live music venues.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace. Choose from a private or shared carriage tour depending on which option you book as you enjoy a day out to remember in a horse and cart.

  • 1-Hour mule and carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide
  • Guided tour of French Quarter
  • Guided tour of Faubourg Marigny (if option chosen)
  • Private tour (if option chosen)
  • Gratuities (it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (you may bring your own beverage on board)

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Meeting point

Meet at the red umbrella in front of Jackson Square, normally near St Peter Street - but this may change during festivals. Staff from Royal Carriages will be wearing a red shirt. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All tour routes are subject to street closures due to parades and festivals which may close off certain streets in the French Quarter and Marigny
  • Children 3 and under are free and considered "Lap Children".
  • Wheelchairs can be locked up at Jackson Square meeting point
  • Small Pets under 20lbs are welcome
  • All carriages have covered seating and the carriage tours operate in the rain or shine
  • There are no refunds for missed tour appointments due to rain
  • In extreme inclement weather events, tours might be canceled for safety reasons
  • All mules receive at least 3-6 months of vacation per year on a countryside farm
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 373 reviews

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Our tour was amazing! We had such a great time. Our driver, KJ, was wonderful. He was so friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the French Quarter. He also knew quite a lot about the locations each one of us in the group came from. He answered all our questions and was very entertaining. Our mule house, Lou, was the sweetest girl. She was so smart and pretty. The ride itself was awesome. The Quarter is so beautiful and it was such a great experience seeing it from that perspective. I would recommend that anyone visiting New Orleans take this tour. You'll learn so much and you can't beat seeing the beauty of the French Quarter from a carriage.

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March 22, 2023

KJ and pretty boy were amazing! KJ was exceptionally informative and engaging. He was attentive to the whole booking party. I was very impressed on the story telling and the knowledge KJ gave us!!! You can definitely see the love and passion in his job and the respect given to pretty boy.

March 22, 2023

A very enjoyable experience! Our driver was very knowledgeable of the history of New Orleans! I would highly recommend the carriage ride, in particular the driver we had. I can't recall her name to save my life but she is a young lady with red hair and very polite!

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 235197