2019 Highlights

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Kia Ora Friends,

With Christmas and New Year's fast approaching, we wanted to finish off the year with a recap of some of our adventures from 2019! What a fantastic year it has been, we have loved getting to know each months Fellowships and what a talented bunch you all are. 



In April, our passenger Runar, from Iceland was the first person to get to the top of Edoras in a wheelchair! Along with his supportive family, he made it all the way to the top to fly the Rohan flag! This was such an achievement for Runar and an inspiration to us all.



In July this year we worked with Weta Workshop artists to create our very own Hobbit doors to take home.




This September we had our first special International Hobbits celebration Tour, and first tour in reverse! Our Fellowship made costumes for our special Weta Workshop Costume competition and Hobbiton International Hobbits celebration event on Bilbo's birthday in Hobbiton!



In December we had another 12 day reverse tour where we met with Shane Rangi, stuntman and actor for both trilogies! He is most known for his work as the Witch King, several Uruk-hai and a Harad leader.


Shane rangewitch king

Here is some of the feedback we have received from our Fellowships this year:

"Thank you everyone for the greatest trip of my life! You are all as fantastic as New Zealand is beautiful! Novaer and Kia Ora Fellowship! (Or until we meet again)"

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Julie for organizing this amazing adventure for us! Seeing the magical filming locations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit being brought to life in this wonderful country was breathtaking! Your knowledge, expertise and love of the series made this experience one I’ll never forget! Also to everyone who came on this journey, this isn’t goodbye, as I’m sure we’ll meet again one day! ✨❤️"

"I was really looking forward to this trip, but I was apprehensive about coming all by myself. I worried that my inner hermit would take over and it would be a lonely two weeks. I could not have been more wrong.  All of you awesome people welcomed me into your lives and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for making the trip so memorable."

"This was my ultimate dream trip and I'm sure some of you know how much effort planning and executing this whole thing actually was. This trip and tour lived up to and surpassed my hopes and dreams and doing this with awesome people like you was incredible. So big thanks to everyone and Julie. You made this trip better and I literally couldn't have done this without you (Edoras). Kind Regards from Iceland and my door is marked ;)"

Now it’s time to plan your adventure to Middle earth!

Contact us now and to those Fellowships planning a reunion Tour we have lots of great things in store for 2020 and 2021! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all the Team at Red Carpet Tours!
Raewyn, Vic, Melissa, Sasha and Julie (aka Lady Gandalf)