Ring12 Day LOTR December Celebration Tour


Multi-Day Tour

Tour Overview

December 2019 The Lord of the Rings Christmas Tour (12 nights, 13 days).

Join us for a special Hobbit Christmas Tour!

A special Banquet  Dinner in the Green Dragon Pub and evening Tour of Hobbiton, plus Weta Workshop Festive Extended Tour experience included.

Our 12 day Lord Of The Rings Christmas tour begins in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland and finishes in our stunning adventure capital - Queenstown. 

Along the way you will meet those involved in the making of the movies, such as artists from Weta Workshop on our special extended behind the scenes Weta Workshop tour! Enjoy an amazing half day presentation by Daniel Reeve who was the LOTR and The Hobbit Calligrapher, Artist and Map Maker. Travel off the beaten track into the breath-taking landscapes and natural attractions New Zealand has to offer.

Along the way, there are also many opportunities to experience unique New Zealand activities such as: flying over The Remarkables and Skippers Canyon, experience our native Maori culture, pan for gold, visit wineries, adventure through Rohan and climb the magnificent Edoras, skydive or raft down a white water river. All within a fellowship of like-minded travellers, led by our passionate LOTR guide.

Costumes are encouraged and always lots of fun. We will be having special Weta Workshop prizes for the best costumes as well!

Itinerary - brief

  • Day One
    Arrival day in Auckland, Takapuna beach a short stroll from our hotel and Welcome Dinner.
  • Day Two
    Rotorua today with optional Polynesian Spa Pools - Hobbiton Evening Tour and special Banquet Dinner!
  • Day Three
    Rotorua to stunning Trollshaws, in the afternoon Mordor & Emyn Muil. Overnight Tongariro Chateau.
  • Day Four
    We head South to Gollums Fishing Pool, the Secret Entrance to Erebor and Wellington.
  • Day Five
    "Get off the Road", Weta Cave, Weta Workshop extended Tour & Festive celebrations.
  • Day Six
    Daniel Reeve Lotr and Hobbit Calligrapher and Map maker presentation and special movie guest.
  • Day Seven
    Wellington to Christchurch (flight included) and Christchurch City Sights Tour.
  • Day Eight
    We travel to Edoras and Rohan country, beautiful alpine lakes and Twizel (Buffet dinner).
  • Day Nine
    Twizel - Pelennor Fields - amazing Laketown - optional wine tasting and Cromwell.
  • Day Ten
    Cromwell - Arrowtown - optional Gold Panning - Queenstown & group cruise on beautiful Lake Wakatipu
  • Day Eleven
    Big day out at Mavora Lakes with 7 key Lotr locations. Farewell Christmas Dinner included.
  • Day Twelve
    Queenstown Optional activity day, your Guide will have many options to choose from.
  • Departure day, alas your adventure is at an end. Safe journeys!

Itinerary - detailed

  • Monday 2nd December
    Arrival day in Auckland, welcome dinner and special movie guest at our Tour hotel.
  • Tuesday 3rd December
    Auckland to Rotorua the geothermal capital of New Zealand. Optional Polynesian Spa pools this afternoon and Evening Tour of Hobbiton including their famous Banquet Dinner in the Green Dragon.
  • Wednesday 4th December
    Rotorua to stunningly beautiful Trollshaws this morning and Mordor and Emyn Muil this afternoon. Overnight at the Chateau.
  • Thursday 5th December
    Ohakune to Gollums Fishing Pool , the Secret Entrance to Erebor and scenic travel day to Wellington. New Zealand's Capital city and movie making mecca. Later this afternoon the "Get off the Road" location from Fotr. Watch out for Ringwraiths !
  • Friday 6th December
    Weta Workshop day at last! We enjoy a special Weta Workshop Extended Tour, Costume competition and Roxy Theatre Special lunch. Retail therapy in the Weta Cave with a special discount for Red Carpet Tours passengers only.
  • Saturday 7th December
    Special Movie guest presentation this morning. In the afternoon Daniel Reeve, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Calligrapher, Cartographer and amazing artist will be doing a special presentation for us and collectable custom work!
  • Sunday 8th December
    Some free time in Wellington this morning. Early this afternoon we catch our Domestic Flight to south to Christchurch. City sights Tour of our Garden City and overnight Christchurch hotel.
  • Monday 9th December
    Today we travel to Rohan and climb the magnificent Edoras ! This afternoon we visit 2 stunning alpine lakes on our way to Twizel. Our local Cloak seamstress to visit us this evening, try on and or buy your very own special Middle earth cloak. Buffet dinner to follow.
  • Tuesday 10th December
    This morning we visit the Pelennor Fields where King Theoden roused his Rohirrim into battle, then onto amazing Laketown. Later this afternoon we have optional wine tasting and fruit tasting with amazing fruit infused ice cream, Overnight Cromwell.
  • Wednesday 11th December
    Cromwell to Arrowtown via the Bungy Bridge, anyone feel like bungying over the River Anduin? Gold panning optional activity in beautiful Arrowtown. Now onto Queenstown and group Cruise on the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown next 3 nights.
  • Thursday 12th December
    Big day out at Mavora Lakes with 7 key Lotr locations. Picnic lunch required. This evening on return from our big day a delicious Farewell Christmas Dinner.
  • Friday 13th December
    Queenstown Optional activities day. Your Guide will have a large variety of activities to choose from, to enhance your Middle earth experience. Evening free to enjoy beautiful Queenstown and new found friends.
  • Saturday 14th December
    Alas your adventure with Red Carpet Tours is at an end, this is your departure day from Queenstown.

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • December 2019 2nd - 14th (Monday - Saturday)

Tour Highlights

Direct Bookings: Receive a free Red Carpet Tours complimentary gift.
Climb the magnificent Edoras
Explore Bilbo’s Shire with the Hobbiton evening Tour and Banquet Dinner in the Green Dragon!
Experience breathtaking Mordor
Behind the scenes Weta Workshop tour, exclusive discounts for Red Carpet Tours passengers and themed lunch ! 
Domestic flight from Wellington to Christchurch
Special presentation and custom souvenirs from the LOTR and Hobbit Calligrapher and mapmaker Daniel Reeve!
Optional Polynesian Spa and hot pools
Beautiful Queenstown; The Lord of the Rings, fun and adventure capital of New Zealand
Visit beautiful Trollshaw
Queenstown Lake Cruise, the opportunity for Bungy jumping!
Lord of The Rings / The Hobbit guest presentation
Charge the Pelennor Fields
Experience the magnificent Laketown!
Meet Weta Artists



December 2019 Tour rates - all direct bookings receive a welcome gift.

Single: NZ$ 7,500

Share Twin: NZ$ 6,000 per person (2 people sharing a room)

Includes the evening Hobbiton Tour and banquet dinner in the Green Dragon, Weta Workshop extended experience and Costume competition.
Iconic Roxy theater themed lunch.

Tour date: 2nd - 14th December, 2019.

Please book direct through our website for this special tour- agent bookings will be wait-listed. 
All prices are in New Zealand Dollars

Included in the cost:

Coach transport and unlimited free WiFi on board 
Welcome gift for direct bookings
All guiding services
Special Movie Guests
Hotel Accommodation
12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 3 Dinners
Entry Fees to private Lord Of The Rings New Zealand sites
Entry fees for Hobbiton & Weta Workshop Tour and Costume Competition  
Domestic airfare from  Wellington - Christchurch
Lake Wakatipu Cruise in Queenstown

Special Optional Activities to choose from to enhance your Middle earth experience.

For further enquiries, you may e-mail us at [email protected].