Private Carriage Tour: Explore New Orleans' History
459 Ratings
New Orleans
Experience the charm of New Orleans' French Quarter on a private carriage tour. Explore the city's history, culture, and architecture with a knowledgeable guide. Limited to 4 people.
Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - The Carriage is boarded at the carriage stand located at 700 St. Louis Street, across the street from the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel and the world-famous restaurants, Brennan’s & Antoine’s.

Once your private carriage arrives, hop aboard and ask your carriage driver to take a picture of your group. The carriage tour will be 1-hour in duration, traveling through the French Quarter. The guides are top-rated, local, professional, and licensed through the City of New Orleans. There are no set routes or scripts. Cherish the uniqueness of the tour guide’s tours and personalities and encourage them to let their passion shine through their curated tour information. With that being said, the Tours provide passengers the opportunity to customize the carriage tour information to suit the needs. If you have a special tour request, make sure the carriage driver knows right away.

  • Faubourg Marigny - You’ll also travel through this charming historic New Orleans neighborhood, dating back to the early 1800s.
  • Jackson Square - Your private mule-drawn carriage will roll past iconic New Orleans landmarks and locations, such as the Louisiana Supreme Court Building, the Napoleon House, and Jackson Square.
  • St. Louis Cathedral - See the Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
  • French Market - The French Market is a historic marketplace along the Mississippi River.
  • Bourbon Street - Travel along Bourbon Street, the French Quarter’s liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air.
  • Royal Street - See Royal Street, full of unusual shops and one of the city’s most historic streets.
What's Included
  • 1-Hour Carriage Ride through French Quarter
  • Fully Narrated Historic Tour of French Quarter and surrounding areas
  • Private Carriage (Seats up to 4)
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities are not included but are recommended.
  • Snacks and beverages are not included but are allowed.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included but can be purchased nearby.
Additional Information

Crowned as the 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year, this expedition provides a 1-hour private carriage ideally suited for pairs or small kin groups aiming to explore the French Quarter in the most genuine style. Journey through the historical suburbs of New Orleans and unearth the remarkable history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter, escorted by your local, proficient, and certified guide. This guide will navigate you through one of America’s most lively regions with his reliable carriage mule. Absorb the fundamentals of New Orleans’ history and uncover fascinating tales about the individuals and spots that have played a part in the city’s uniquely unforgettable character. This activity is capped at 4 participants.

  • Passengers with disabilities: If you are traveling with someone with limited mobility, please let us know in advance by calling (504) 943-8820 so that we can be prepared to assist him or her into the carriage. We may arrange for your carriage to board at a different location, where strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs can be left behind, and where we can provide assistance to those individuals.
  • The Cemetery is Currently Closed Due to Covid -Cemetery: visit Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on all reservations booked between 9am-2pm with the exceptions of holidays and unannounced funerals. Once arrived at the cemetery, tour participants will be granted entry, receiving a private walking tour with her or her guide. The cemetery has lots of uneven and muddy surfaces that are not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers.
  • In favorable weather conditions, including rain. We ask that all tour participants please dress appropriately for this for the weather.
  • This tour activity is subject to be canceled due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning. By providing a contact cell phone number, we are then able to notify you immediately if there are any changes to your tour activity in regards to weather and or traffic conditions and provide you with the opportunity to reschedule to a better date or time.
  • Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages onboard the carriage. Passengers who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to ride the carriage, for safety reasons. This is strictly enforced.
  • Pictures are always allowed and encouraged on the carriage during your tour. Please feel free to share your mule-drawn pictures online with your friends. The personally curated tour is proprietary information of the carriage driver. Video filming is only allowed by first asking permission of your carriage driver.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once a purchase is completed, and cannot be rescheduled. There are no refunds or reschedules for missed tour appointments. An example of a missed tour appointment is 5 minutes past the scheduled time. After this time you will be considered a NO SHOW and will not be refunded .
700 Decatur St
Decatur Street
Meet at the Red Umbrella in front of Jackson Square.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(459 Ratings)
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Apr 9, 2024
Very informative - Guide was very professional and informative. Everyone should do this. Not only for tourist. Nice ride and very comfortable
Review provided by Viator
Apr 5, 2024
Needed more time - Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a nice stroll through certain parts of the French Quarter, providing context to the rich history of New Orleans. I recommend the hour tour, because the 1/2 hour was too short.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 10, 2024
Favorite attraction. - Amazing ride! Our tour guide was very informative and he also made sure we had a grand time throughout the whole ride. Would 100% do this again.
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Feb 25, 2024
French quarter history ride - Wonderful ride with Tbow, he was funny and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed learning about the history of the French quarter. We do recommend the private tour.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 20, 2024
Great Time! - Wonderful adventure. I highly recommend if you have an hour to spare. Tibo was our guide, very nice man and very knowledgeable.
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Feb 19, 2024
Enjoyable Tour - We did a tour during the evening hours. The tour was very nice. The guide and pleasant and informative. Nice outings for a couple or small family
Review provided by Viator
Feb 17, 2024
Great tour, fun , very good learning experience of French Quaters! Would definitely do again and highly recommend - Tour was great! My driver can’t remember his name was phenomenal! Loads of information! Would definitely book again
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Feb 14, 2024
Beautiful ride around a beautiful city. - A wonderful ride around the French Quarter! Beignet was exceptional and had a great personality. Her driver was great as well. ;)
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Jan 28, 2024
Good times - Our friendly and knowledgeable guide was John and the sweet mule was Armstrong. This was a comfortable way to explore the city. 10/10, would recommend.
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Jan 8, 2024
New Years Day Tour - We had the 30 minute private tour of the quarter. Our driver was very friendly and informative. He even managed to engage my 2 teenagers. I would definitely recommend to others.
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up to 4 guests
June 2024