Guided tour

New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

From US$ 50 per person

Relax while your carriage driver unfolds 300 years of history on a mule-drawn carriage ride. Discover New Orleans' diverse and vivacious neighborhoods in style. Gather priceless local insight from your professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • 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
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery — home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau — for a short walking tour
  • Roll through the historic Faubourg Marigny with its fabulous architecture and local live music district
Full description

Discover the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in a traditional mule-drawn carriage, taking in the vibrant history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter. Relax and travel in style through some of the most exciting neighborhoods in America.

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. Choose between a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1, or a 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 and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. A private carriage tour for 1 to 4 passengers is also available (if option selected).

  • 1-Hour mule and carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide
  • Guided tour of French Quarter
  • Guided short walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1 (if option chosen)
  • 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)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at the yellow 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

  • St Louis Cemetery #1 closes at 3:00 PM, so the last tour including the cemetery option departs at 2:00 PM
  • 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
  • Visits to Saint Louis Cemetery No.1 are subject to availability and operations of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans - including holidays and funerals. If not available, all Cemetery Tours will tour the Faubourg Marigny instead
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 193 reviews

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Our driver was very knowledgeable about the history of the New Orleans French Quarter. He had great stories to highlight the facts about the buildings and areas passed. While I have been to New Orleans many times, I learned more about the city in a fun conversational way. On top of that, it was very easy to book the tour online. I would highly recommend them.

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January 21, 2022

It Was A Very Educational Ride About New Orleans. We Had DAVE As Our Guide, He Was Awesome. He Shared As Much Information w Us As He Could. It Was Nice To See All The History From When It All Started Up To Now. I Would Do This Again. Oh, I Can’t Forget About Cole (The Mule), He Was So Adorable.

July 23, 2021

Given that my husband and I were tourists, we got turned around a bit, as for the actual meeting place for the tour. However, once we received proper instructions, we were all set. The people of New Orleans are SO hospitable. Our tour guide, Virgil,was so delightfully friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city, and exuded a fun, lighthearted personality throughout.

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June 6, 2021

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