Carriage Tours

Carriage tours provide a relaxed and nostalgic way to explore the French Quarter, taking you back in time while providing fascinating historical and cultural insights. They offer a unique perspective on the architecture, landmarks, and stories that make the French Quarter such a cherished destination.

French Quarter Carriage Tours

Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and enlightenment as you and your friends ride on a horse-drawn carriage with Royal Carriages. Your carriage driver will unravel 300 years of captivating history during your journey, exploring New Orleans’ culture and its enduring architectural treasures.

But fear not, carriage tours aren’t just dry history lessons. In addition to historical insights, we’ll dive into the mouthwatering world of cuisine, the allure of cocktails, the vibrant nightclub scene, the soulful melodies of jazz, and must-see attractions.


  • Unearth the history and enigma of the French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carre
  • Behold iconic landmarks like the St. Louis Cathedral, French Market, Spanish Cabildo, Pontalba Buildings, Place D’Armes, and Napoleon House
  • Learn about pivotal events such as the Great Fire of 1788 and the Battle of New Orleans
  • Marvel at the architectural marvels of Creole Esplanade, Old Slave Quarters, French Coffee Houses, Spanish Patios, and Ornate Ironwork Balconies.
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Royal Carriages understands that plans may change, and that flexibility is appreciated by our guests. To make your booking process as stress-free as possible, we are pleased to offer the following change and cancellation policies:
• Reservations may be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the tour time to receive a full refund.
• Reservations may be rescheduled for another time and/or date, based upon availability, with at least 3 hours advance notice.
• Reservations not cancelled or rescheduled as indicated above will be considered as a ‘no-show’ and will not be changed or refunded.

If you are looking to cancel your reservation – you may do so from your confirmation email! Please click “Cancel Booking” right above the orange “Your Tickets” banner.


New Orleans is well-known for both sporadic and day-long rain showers. To protect our guests, we have roofs over the passenger area of all our carriages, and will operate “rain or shine”. If you have concerns about the rain, you may reschedule your tour based upon the change policy above.

In the event severe thunderstorms (strong winds, significant thunder and lightning) are forecast, Royal Carriages reserves the right to suspend our operations until the forecast improves. Should your tour be suspended, you will be notified as far in advance as possible. If this occurs, you will be given the option to reschedule your reservation for another time and/or date (based upon availability), cancel with a full refund, or convert the funds to a gift certificate to be used for an undetermined future date.

Tour Length: 1 Hour

Pickup Location: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA

***When booking please ensure that your email address is entered correctly in order to receive the confirmation email***