New Zealand's premier
Lord of the Rings tour company

Terms and Conditions

Price Variations

All prices are subject to change. In the event of alterations or fluctuations in fares, tariffs, taxes or other items forming part of your tour costs, we will advise of any changes as soon as possible.

Prices & Currency

All prices referred to on this website are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Payment & Costs

Full payment is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. What is included in your itinerary, is detailed on . All other expenses such as refreshments, unspecified meals, excess luggage charges, optional extra activities, laundry, telephone & communications costs and taxi fares, are at your own expense.

Payment can be made by Credit Card ( Mastercard or Visa) through our Secure Form on , or by electronic Bank Transfer with an additional bank charge of NZ$25 (details upon asking).


A non-refundable deposit of NZ$300 per person is required when confirming a booking. This covers the processing of your tour arrangements within New Zealand. (Please note: Payments may be transferred to another tour date without penalty.)


If after full payment has been made, you wish to cancel your booking, the following applies:

Your tour cost may be reimbursed, less the cost of hotels, transport, flight charges and meals, if these have been pre-paid by our company and are not refundable from the suppliers. The following fees will apply:

  • Up to 45 days prior to your travel departure date, a cancellation fee of $300 per person will apply.
  • Between 44 and 21 days prior to your travel departure date, 25% of the total Price will apply.
  • Between 20 and 11 days of your travel departure date, 50% of the total Price will apply.
  • Within 10 days of your travel departure date, 100% of the total Price will apply.
  • In the case of Day Tour bookings, 24 hours notice of cancellation is required to receive 80% reimbursement.


Red CarpetTours is not in any way liable for any loss or damage from alterations, delay, or changes arising from unusual or unforseen circumstances beyond our control, such as threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist act, industrial dispute, natural or man-made disaster, fire, adverse weather, technical problems with transport or congestion of airports.

Compensation will not be payable if we need to cancel or amend tour arrangements due to any of the above circumstances.

Itineraries can be subject to changes if new exciting opportunities arise or unexpected events occur.


Finalised itineraries are confirmed and emailed 4 weeks prior to a tour. Details can vary from month to month according to availability of key people, places , accommodation and new information on the sites we visit, if information received enables us to to further enhance the tour. Any variations will be within the given tour dates.


We strongly recommend you take out adequate travel insurance to cover personal accident, baggage, cancellation fees, delays or missed flights, sickness and medical expenses.