Our family team at Red Carpet Tours look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country as soon as practically possible. Your safety and good health are paramount to us.
Our response to COVID-19
Kia Ora Friends,
What beautiful Autumn weather we are experiencing here in Middle-earth, Aotearoa ~ New Zealand.
We just wanted to let you know that we are using this down time to work on our Tours to enhance your Middle earth experience. It’s a very sad and difficult time for the world due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We ourselves in New Zealand were very early to take this situation seriously and lockdown our country and the movement within it. We are very lucky to have such an intelligent and caring Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
As we look after our loved ones and hunker down during this unprecedented worldwide event, our thoughts and Aroha (love) go to all those fighting the good fight on our behalves. These are the frontline workers in the hospitals and supermarkets, keeping us fed and cared for.
Our small family team at Red Carpet Tours look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country as soon as practically possible. Your safety and good health are paramount to us.
Please keep in touch, follow and chat with us on our social media platforms. Those who are booked to come on their Lord of the Rings Tour in 2020 with us, please note we are available 7 days a week via email and social media to contact. This week we are organizing Facebook groups for each upcoming Tour in 2020. This way we can relay information directly and keep you all up to date with Middle-earth news.
Let’s look after one another during this very difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand in the very near future.
“Even darkness must pass
A new day will come
And when the sun shines
It will shine out the clearer” - Samwise
Kia Kaha, keep strong.
Red Carpet Tours
From first contact with the James family, and the Lord of the Rings-Red Carpet Tours, you are in the best of hands. You expect so much on the tour but you receive so much more. I came back from my first tour believing I'd never have a better, truly satisfying experience, and they could...
This is the best and ONLY way for a LOtR/Hobbit fan to experience New Zealand. Julie and her team are fantastic, knowledgeable people who, you can tell, put so much time and effort into making sure your experience with them is an amazing one! You will not regret choosing them as your guides...
This was a trip of a lifetime. I honestly couldn’t imagine seeing Middle Earth any other way. Julie is amazing and truly cultivated an experience that I will treasure forever. If you’re thinking about booking this trip—just do it. I promise that you will have the time of your life.
I went solo and am a bit of an introvert, but Julie and the rest of the tour members made this an unforgettable experience and made me feel right at home. This was number one on my bucket list and it exceeded my expectations across the board. If you're contemplating booking this tour, just...
With Julie James as our guide (Feb. 2018) on the 14 day tour... it was excellent! She always took every effort and opportunity to see to everyone's requests. The hotels we stayed in were wonderful. The meals were delicious. But the tour itself??? Awesome!!! We had big LOTR and the Hobbit...
Red Carpet Tours is a fabulous company - been with them 3 times. I agree with others posted here that it is the BEST way to see New Zealand, especially if you are a "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" fan - and even if you're not! From all the Magnificent New Zealand...
Traveling New Zealand with RCT and Julie was amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime (but I hope to do it again!). It was very well put together and we got to see such amazing sites and do so many awesome things. I can't even name what my favorite part of the whole tour was because it was...
Just concluded my third trip with Red Carpet Tours. 5 stars for the 3rd time running! Excellent planning and attention to detail by the James Family and fabulous guiding by Julie. Once again, a very lovely, friendly ‘Fellowship’ of travellers with a common interest. You might expect...
I don’t have enough good things to say about this incredible experience. Our guide Julie is so knowledgeable and fun about everything LOTR AND New Zealand in general! My husband and I went for our belated honeymoon and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. You’re fed like Hobbits...
Taylor & Nick L
My second tour through Middle Earth (New Zealand) was just as wonderful as the first, the locations you are taken to are just amazing. Best suited for people with interest in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, you make so many friends throughout your journey that you become your own...