We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Carpet Tours

Auckland Central, New Zealand
More
About Red Carpet Tours
We offer 14, 10 and 6 Day Lord of the Rings™ Tours. Red Carpet Tours are the premier tour company for fans of The Lord of the Rings™ and Hobbit™ trilogies. Operating since 2002, we are the only multi-day tour company to be endorsed by Saul Zaentz (owner of the rights to Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit). Our aim is to bring people from all over the world to join a fellowship of like-minded people and experience the breathtaking landscapes and movie locations. Let us take you on a journey of the real Middle-Earth™, walk in the foot steps of your favorite Tolkien characters, experience behind the scenes exclusive experiences and meet stars of the films! Red Carpet Tours will take you there and back again on an adventure of a life time.
Read more
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
See all hours
Travellers talk about

Red Carpet Tours
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
353Reviews18Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 352
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Flyer41709643364 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My recent trip to Middle Earth was amazing. Julie and the rest of the team at Red Carpet have worked very hard to put together such an exciting and well thought out tour, a must for any lord of the rings fan. If you're planning a lord of the rings and hobbit tour don't use anyone else - Red Carpet Tours is the way to go.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Meagan D wrote a review May 2020
Seattle, Washington376 contributions59 helpful votes
I can't say enough good things about Red Carpet Tours. The amount of love they have for all things Middle-Earth is astounding, and comes across at every level of this tour. I did the two-week tour across both islands, and am so glad I did. The accommodations are great; food was fabo, and it was always very clear when we needed to get meals on our own; and each site we saw was spectacular. Julie did a great job at bringing props and pictures from the movies, as well. Managing tour groups can sometimes be like herding cats, yet Julie was always gracious, perky, and happy to chat or answer questions. My group was the last group that happened as coronavirus started shutting the world down, and yet Julie managed this admirably. She acknowledged our (at least my!) fears and helped me put them in perspective. Rona certainly made things interesting, and was something none of us had ever experienced before. I'm so glad I was able to come to New Zealand as part of a tour with this family-owned company.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Marisha wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution
Everything about this tour was unforgettable and absolutely wonderful. Julie and the other staff were great- there was not a detail they overlooked, and they were kind and ready to help and answer any questions. As for the tour- amazing. We saw breathtaking locations from the films (and New Zealand’s majestic landscape itself) and got so much insider information from Julie and the folks at each of the locations. And we ate like hobbits! So much food- and good food! I recommend 100%, and can’t wait to take the 10 or 14 day tour. It’s a fabulous way to both get to experience New Zealand and Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. You will not regret going with Red Carpet Tours.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
Footprints198219 wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions
Incredible tour from top to bottom. The sites, the stops, the bus quizzes - every moment on this tour was memorable. Julie is the absolute best - she’s informative and personable - she took this tour over the top. Grateful to have joined them on this phenomenal journey through Middle Earth! Thank you!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
LisaCat wrote a review Apr 2020
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia1 contribution
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 fellowship. Julie, our Guide, was so knowledgeable, it was obvious how passionate she is about the films, and the locations we visited, and she looked after us all so well. So many wonderful memories are built on this epic adventure throughout beautiful Middle Earth as you go off the beaten track to experience locations that few others know about, and many that are on private land that the public cannot access. For a fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, I cannot rate this tour any more highly. Simply Amazing.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Recommended experiences in and around Auckland Central
from US$21.99
More Info
from US$51.87
More Info
from US$201.57
More Info
from US$219.16
More Info