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French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride with Optional Cemetery Tour

From US$ 40.00
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  • 1-hour horse and carriage tour of New Orleans' French Quarter
  • See more New Orleans' landmarks in far less time than a walking tour
  • Glide past sights such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral
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French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride with Optional Cemetery Tour
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2:00pm Cemetery Carriage Tour
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Royal Carriages 1-Hour French Quarter Group Carriage Tour provides the history, culture, and architecture of New Orleans, with access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
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11:00am Cemetery Carriage Tour
Royal Carriages 1-Hour French Quarter Group Carriage Tour provides the history, culture, and architecture of New Orleans, with access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
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10:00am Cemetery Carriage Tour
Royal Carriages 1-Hour French Quarter Group Carriage Tour provides the history, culture, and architecture of New Orleans, with access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
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Overview
Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of New Orleans during a 1-hour horse and carriage tour of the French Quarter, undoubtedly the city’s most captivating enclave. While your guide provides entertaining narration, you’ll canter past landmarks such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral. Plus, you’ll stop at St. Louis Cemetery — home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau — for a short walking tour.
What to Expect

All aboard! All group carriage tours board at the carriage stand located at 700 Decatur Street. All tour participants must check in with a Royal Carriages Representative at least 5 mins prior to your reservation time. He or she can be found near the beginning of the line of carriages under the red umbrella wearing a bright red company shirt. Boarding for all group carriage tours may take up to 15 mins. 

Let's ride! As your carriage departs from Jackson Square, your driver/guide will regale you with stories of the city's founding as the carriage passes through the historic French Quarter streets, past landmarks such as Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and more. Expect stories that are both historical, entertaining and appropriate for all visitors. 

Optional Cemetery Tour! Carriage Tours booked between the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm include a visit to Saint Louis Cemetery #1. After a 1-mile carriage ride, your carriage will park outside of the gates of Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. You'll disembark the carriage and follow your driver/guide on a 15 to 20-minute walking tour of the cemetery where you'll discover why New Orleans uses above ground burials. The most famous burial in all of New Orleans is where the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, was laid to rest. Your carriage driver will show you this sought-after tomb and explain to you the story of Marie Laveau, in addition to answering questions you may have about the religion of Voodoo. 

Optional Neighborhood Tour! While Carriage Tours booked after 2:00pm do not include a visit to the cemetery, they do include a visit to a second historic neighborhood known as the Faubourg Marigny. This route gives visitors an opportunity to see more of New Orleans. This Creole Neighborhood, adored by lovers of architecture, is known for its colorful bohemian Creole Cottages, Shotgun Homes, and the Grand Mansions of Esplanade Avenue. This route also features Frenchmen Street, which is "where to locals go" for live jazz and more. 

Get back! After exploring one of the above mentioned destinations, you carriage will reroute itself back through the beautiful French Quarter before returning to Jackson Square. 

Reviews (203)
1 - 5 of 191 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
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We had a great time with Mark and Patsy Cline on the french quarter and cemetary tour. I have been on other tours at times the tour guide is just going through the script, but it was clear that Mark had a deep depth of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank madmatt192
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Experience! Best of New Orleans

The funny part is that it's called FQ Horse and Carriage but it's actually against the law in NOLA to use horses for drawn carriages! They use mules, which are better suited to the heat and humidity of New Orleans summers. Our tour started out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LeeK73065
Reviewed 1 week ago
Blanche and Elizabeth

We had a wonderful time on the tour. Amazing history, and trivia wonderfully told by Blanche. The mule elizabeth was very gentile and smart. Blanche was so kind to the mule which makes the trip very relaxed. Would definitely do it again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lizzybass
RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was wonderful having you on tour, Lizzybass! Thank you for the sweet review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
An entertaining ride

My wife and I had a lovely and informative journey with Jonathan and Cloudy. Bit pricey at $100 for 30 minutes, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Thank StephenL844
RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for touring with us, StephenL844! We appreciate the kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Royal Carriage Tours

Royal Carriage Tours was a wonderful open air tour right in the heart of the French Quarter and great way to take in the atmosphere of the city's history, people, and entertainment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jill P
RoyalC1941, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Carriages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, Jill P. We loved having you on tour with us.

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Doug H
13 December 2018|
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Response from LeeK73065 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you have to specifically book the St Louis Cemetery #1 tour.
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Andrea T
8 October 2018|
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Response from Jani P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know about ticket but I didn’t see and car seats. People held their little ones. There are several different companies so you can find out if this varies from company to company. Sorry I’m not more helpful.
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Teresa O
20 September 2018|
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Response from globalride | Reviewed this property |
All the carriages that we say were NOT accessible to handicap needs.
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