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Royal Carriages, New Orleans

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#1 of 68 in Outdoors in New Orleans
Nightlife · Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
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Royal Carriages was started in 1941 by my parents, Clem and Violet Lauga, with one horse and carriage. Over the years, our company has grown steadily into a full-service carriage company employing 50 people and stabling a like number of young draft mules.

Through all these years of ownership, the company has remained in our family -- one that has a legacy of over 70 years experience in the New Orleans sightseeing industry. The fact that Royal Carriages is a family-run business is one reason why we are the oldest continually-operating sightseeing carriage company in America.

All our mules receive at least 3 months of vacation per year on our lovely 30-acre farm in the Mississippi countryside. We usually stable about 34 mules here in the city and the balance are kept on pasture.

If we treat our animals this good, you can imagine how well we'll treat you! Royal Carriages prides itself on providing our guests with that personal touch. We invite you to visit us on your next visit to New Orleans, and hope your stay in New Orleans is a pleasant one!

James C. Lauga

Owner

Royal Carriages

New Orleans, LA
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  • The horse drawn carriage ride was wonderful. There were 4 of us; 2 adults and 2 children. Our driver/guide KJ asked the kids to sit with him in the front and let them hold the reigns. This was so.....  more
    The horse drawn carriage ride was wonderful. There were 4 of us; 2 adults and 2 children. Our driver/guide KJ asked the kids to sit with him in the front and let them hold the reigns. This was so.....  more »
  • The tour quide, Griffin, was very knowledgeable and gave an informative tour. He pointed out many highlights. I especially appreciated how he gave credit to Pretty Boy, the mule who hauled us around. 
    The tour quide, Griffin, was very knowledgeable and gave an informative tour. He pointed out many highlights. I especially appreciated how he gave credit to Pretty Boy, the mule who hauled us around.  more »
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  • We had the best time on our carriage ride with Lucas and Little Liza Jane. She was steady and he was informative and hilarious. It was great to see parts of the city we hadn’t seen and hear about some of the local go to spots off the beaten path while hearing some spooky tales from the city. We had a laid back group and a good time was had by all. It was nice to be there in the quiet of the neighborhoods and brought a new perspective. The mules are charming and seem to be well taken care of. The carriages are well maintained and the operations all ran very smoothly. Thanks so much!!!
  • We had a great time. I’ve done this carriage tour before and it was amazing. The tour guide we had the first time told amazing stories that were both historical and spooky. I thought this time would be like that, and I was so excited to bring my family for the experience. This time was okay; however, our tour guide was more about the historical facts than making it spooky. She kind of stayed on a story for too long, and I could tell my kids were getting bored listening. I wish she would’ve made it a little more exciting. We also didn’t stop at several stops that we did the first time I went, such as the St. Germain house. There were very few ghost stories. I saw other carriages stopped at places we didn’t go, so maybe each tour guide does their own thing. I would definitely recommend this tour though. It’s nice to get a tour of the French Quarter while giving your feet a break. Hopefully you get a great tour guide like I did the first time.

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