Private Carriage Tour: Explore New Orleans' History
463 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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May 22, 2024
Amazing Story! - Very kind and knowledgeable of the history! They took the time delving into the beauty of the quarter. We learned so much!
Review provided by Viator
May 20, 2024
Lovely tour - Lovely way to get out of the crowds and see the French Quarter and surrounding areas. Friendly driver with a ton of great history and information. Perfect hour tour!
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May 13, 2024
Awesome - Excellent tour !! Our guide was fantastic, she was so knowledgable !! The best way to see New Orleans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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May 12, 2024
Best thing we did the whole trip! - Our driver, Sarah was awesome! Super knowledgeable and fun to listen to! That ended up being the favor part of everyone’s trip! These rides are totally worth it!
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May 12, 2024
Great private tour. - My daughter and I went on a 30 min private tour. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable. Really enjoyed our first time experiencing. Sorry can’t remember our guides name.
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Apr 30, 2024
Great History Tour - Excellent tour through the French Quarter. Our guide was very informative. Highly recommend this if you want to learn some history of the French Quarter without walking.
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Apr 27, 2024
Great Food, Great Time, Great Lesson!!!!! - What a great experience, Lofton was our guide and he was amazing. A Louisiana local knew the area the history and took a short break to have a hurricane. Most definitely recommend the private tour.
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Apr 25, 2024
Good - The Driver he was very pleasant and informative and funny. He was able to give points for individuals coming into the city.
Review provided by Viator
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 24, 2024
Great driver and tour guide, very pleasant and informative. No organization of the tour operator on the front end. - Great driver/ guide, interesting historical tour. The tour operator had no organization on the front end, no one in charge, wandered until we found someone to take us.
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up to 4 guests
July 2024