No New Notifications

Lord of the Rings 14 day Tour

Red Carpet Tours

Limited time remaining!
Select Option

Highlights

Red Carpet Tours is a family owned company with Kiwi guides who are passionate LOTR fans themselves. We provide a depth of knowledge and detail that will go beyond your expectations. In this 14 day Tour you will get to visit Hobbiton, enjoy a pint in The Green Dragon Pub, climb over volcanic rocks at Mordor, kayak through the ‘Dwarves in Barrels’ location and charge across the Pelennor fields! You will spend time with the Artist and map maker of all six films and experience exclusive behind the scenes tours at the famous Weta Workshop. You will climb to the top of Edoras to fly the Rohan flag and experience all Middle-earth has to offer. The whole time you will be submerged in breath-taking New Zealand scenery with lush green forests, volcanic slopes, sparkling blue lakes and native wild life. That, coupled with a fellowship of like-minded fans you will be sharing this tour with, will draw you into a group dynamic that is welcoming, lively and inclusive. Its time to go on an Adventure

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Stop At: Takapuna Beach, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
You will arrive at the tour Hotel in Takapuna. You will have free time to explore Takapuna and the beach before we meet at the tour hotel for our welcome dinner.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Tonight we welcome the group and get to know one another over dinner (included in the tour cost).
Accommodation included: Overnight hotel: Spencer on Byron Hotel - 4 star

Day 2: Hobbiton Movie Set

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Be guided through a tour of magical Hobbiton, followed by enjoying a pint in the Green Dragon and Lunch!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua - 4 star

Day 3: Trollshaw Forest and Mordor

Stop At: Trollshaws, Mangaotaki Rd, Mangaotaki 3971, New Zealand
Take a guided tour through the stunning Trollshaw Forest movie location from The Hobbit!
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Visit the Lord of the Rings Mordor location!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight: Chateau Tongariro Hotel - 4 star

Day 4: Gollums fishing pool and Erebor

Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand
Visit the Secret Entrance to Erebor and Gollums fishing pool!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Day 5: Weta Workshop day

Stop At: Weta Workshop, 21 Camperdown Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Weta Workshop and take part in a special Weta activity!
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: The Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road Miramar, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
We will enjoy a lunch at this beautifully restored old theatre by owners Richard Taylor, Tania Rodgers and Jamie Selkirk.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Victoria, Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001 New Zealand
Later today we will also visit the iconic 'Get off the road' location from The fellowship of the ring!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Day 6: Special Movie Guest

Stop At: Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001 New Zealand
Today we will meet with Daniel Reeve, the calligrapher, map maker and artist for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies! In winter months we also have a special Hobbit movie guest
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Morning tea for the movie guest presentation
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Copthorne Hotel in Wellington - 4 star

Day 7: Kayaking the Pelorous River

Stop At: Interislander Wellington, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
We begin the day with a 3 hour cruise to the South Island
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand
Kayak down the same river the dwarves in barrels did in The Hobbit!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Trailways Hotel in Nelson - 4 star

Day 8: The One Ring maker and the South of Rivendell movie location

Stop At: Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand
Today there is an optional activity to take a scenic helicopter flight to the South of Rivendell movie location from The Lord of the Rings. Includes 2 landings!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith, 320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
Visit the original gold smith and maker of the 'One Ring' for the films. Get an inside look at his workshop and amazing Lord of the Rings pieces.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Trailways Hotel in Nelson - 4 star

Day 9: Beautiful Kaikoura Coast

Stop At: Kaikoura Coastal Track, 356 Conway Flat Road Ngaroma, Kaikoura New Zealand
This is a beautiful place to visit with stunning scenery and baby fur seals to see along the way
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Sudima Hotel in Christchurch - 4 star

Day 10: Magnificent Edoras

Stop At: Mount Somers Track, Flynns Road, Mount Somers New Zealand
This magnificent movie location is a very spiritual experience! It’s a 30-minute trek to reach the summit. The 360-degree views are breathtaking! You will stand where the Golden Hall once stood and survey the mountain panorama all around you as you fly the Rohan flag!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the MacKenzie Country Hotel in Twizel - 4 star

Day 11: Laketown and Pelennor Fields movie locations

Stop At: Twizel Walkway, Glen Lyon Road, Twizel New Zealand
Charge along the Pelennor Fields where King Theoden’s speech roused men to battle! Stunning location and scenery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
Next we travel to the site of Laketown and enjoy a tour of the land. This is a very stunning location amongst the Great Lakes.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Harvest Hotel in Cromwell - 4 star

Day 12: 7 big Lord of the Rings locations

Stop At: Mavora Lakes Park, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
Today we visit several Lord of The Rings sites including the calling up of Shadowfax, the Orc funeral pyre, Fangorn Forest and where Sam and Frodo left the fellowship on the next stage of their journey.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Novotel Lakeside in Queenstown - 4 star

Day 13: Arrowtown

Stop At: The Old Smithy, 44A Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302 New Zealand
Today we travel to the old gold mining town - Arrowtown, to pick up our pre-ordered Lord of the Rings jewellery and for the opportunity to Bungy Jump!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Tonight we have our farewell dinner as a fellowship
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Novotel Lakeside in Queenstown - 4 star

Day 14: Optional Activities Day

Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
Today is a free day to try any optional activities you want in our adventure capital, Queenstown! Your guide will assist with bookings and transport.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at The Novotel Lakeside in Queenstown - 4 star

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Trollshaws
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Ruapehu
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
  • Entry/Admission - The Roxy Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Victoria
  • Entry/Admission - Oriental Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Interislander Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Somers Track
  • Entry/Admission - Twizel Walkway
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Pukaki
  • Entry/Admission - Mavora Lakes Park


Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown


Duration
14 days

Return Details
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Red Carpet Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.