Guided tour

New Orleans: Haunted French Quarter Carriage Tour at Night

Activity provider: Royal Carriages

New Orleans: Haunted French Quarter Carriage Tour at Night

Activity provider: Royal Carriages

From US$ 60 per person

Ride in a carriage through one of the most haunted neighborhoods in America, the French Quarter. Learn about centuries of occult history as you cruise by some of ghouls’ favorite haunts.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Get out of the crowd and off your feet while taking a Haunted Tour of the French Quarter on a 1-hour mule and carriage ride
  • Hear stories about ghosts, pirates, voodoo, death, haunted restaurants, and haunted hotels for your local expert guide
  • Visit locations like Madame LaLaurie's House, Pirate Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, and the Gardette-LaPrete Mansion Massacre
  • Upgrade to a private carriage for a group of 1 to 4 people for a more personal experience
Full description

Explore the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans on a carriage tour at night and get introduced to the ghostly lore and legends. Pass by Bourbon Street, Napoleon House, and more while listening to true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires from your guide.

With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn about the bevy of haunted restaurants, like Muriel’s, where numerous seances have been held over the years. Witness the site of a 19th-century massacre, said to still hold ghosts of the tragedy.  You may even discover that your hotel is haunted, as the carriage ride rolls past all of the most haunted hotels in the French Quarter. 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 that holds 1 to 4 passengers.

Includes
  • 1-Hour mule and carriage ride
  • Live guide
  • Guided tour
  • Tips (it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at the yellow umbrella in front of Jackson Square -normally located on Decatur Street near St Peter Street. Royal Carriages Staff will be wearing red shirts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All tour routes are subject to street closures due to parades and festivals which may close off certain streets in the French Quarter
  • Feel free to bring your own drinks
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 173 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had a great evening tour via private carriage through the neighborhoods of New Orleans. The private tour was more of an architectural history tour than ghost tour, but we really loved hearing about the history of the city. (I think the group tour is more of a ghost tour.). Would highly recommend!

November 20, 2022

The entire experience absolutely exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Steph, was knowledgeable, professional, and also fun. Learning that both the company and local regulations ensure that the animals are well cared for and not overworked was also very welcome. All in all would highly recommend the private tour. Although not “inexpensive” by most standards, we felt that for the quality of the services provided it was a bargain.

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November 19, 2022

The tour was very good. The driver had a wealth of knowledge during the tour. He had excellent interaction among the guest, which made the tour more personal. It is one that I would recommend to my friends. The next day I took another tour and as I pasted the places from the previous night & saw it during the daylight it was more creepy due to his stories.

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October 5, 2022

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