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New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

Product ID: 235197
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Relax while your carriage driver unfolds 300 years of history on a mule-drawn carriage ride. Discover New Orleans' diverse and vivacious neighborhoods in style. Gather priceless local insight from your professional guide.
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  • 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
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery — home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau — for a short walking tour
  • Roll through the historic Faubourg Marigny with its fabulous architecture and local live music district
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Discover the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in a traditional mule-drawn carriage, taking in the vibrant history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter. Relax and travel in style through some of the most exciting neighborhoods in America as you learn the basics of New Orleans history. Discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making New Orleans truly unique and unforgettable, all from your licensed local guide.

Highlights of your tour in the French Quarter include Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, the French Market, Bourbon Street and Royal Street. In addition, choose between either a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1 – the oldest above ground cemetery in New Orleans and home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau – or a ride through the Faubourg Marigny with its unique southern colonial architecture and many live music venues.

Group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. For a more exclusive experience you can reserve a private carriage which holds 1 to 4 passengers. Private Tours also give the option to tour either the Cemetery, Faubourg Marigny or the district of Treme – which is considered to be the Home of Jazz. You can also rest easy in knowing that all of the mules receive at least 3-6 months of vacation per year on one of two lovely farms in the southern countryside.
  • 1-Hour mule and carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide
  • Guided tour of French Quarter
  • Guided short walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1 (if option chosen)
  • Guided tour of Faubourg Marigny (if option chosen)
  • Private tour (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • 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)

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Meeting point

Meet at the yellow 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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  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• St Louis Cemetery #1 closes at 3:00 PM, so the last tour including the cemetery option departs at 2:00 PM
• 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
• Visits to Saint Louis Cemetery No.1 are subject to availability and operations of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans - including holidays and funerals. If not available, all Cemetery Tours will tour the Faubourg Marigny instead
• 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 cancelled for safety reasons

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Product ID: 235197