Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Sightseeing Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Royal Carriages

New Orleans: French Quarter Sightseeing Carriage Ride

Activity provider: Royal Carriages

From US$ 60 per person

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.

About this activity

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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
  • 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)
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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 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 329 reviews

Review summary

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We arrived to an upbeat and great guide on Monday, April 25th. Unfortunately I forgot our guide's name but she was a female and with the company for 15 years (don't know why I remember that but not her name). On this morning we were the only guests so we had the carriage to ourselves. As we toured FC, our guide was very informative and humorous. My girlfriend said she could have ridden and just enjoyed the views but I enjoyed learning about the history of FC (definitely doing the tourist thing). The ride was comfortable and at a good pace. Definitely would recommend as a good way to see FC (we also did a hop on/hop off tour which took us through more areas). Value for the experience was worth it too.

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May 1, 2022

This was a great experience. Surpassed all expectations. We did upgrade to a private tour. Although a bit more pricey I am sure is that much better as well. Our guide, I do not recall his name but I know he takes care of Moonshine, went above and beyond to ensure we had a great tour.

March 18, 2022

This was the best experience that we’ve had in New Orleans. Our driver was young, vibrant, hilarious and he took the time out to make sure we had a great time. He knew his history, very polite and we didn’t want to stop riding with Shine. He had the mule named shine. Great team and awesome hospitality.

March 16, 2022

Product ID: 235197