When your ship is docked in Auckland, enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie-set shore excursion to Hobbiton. See where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. Visit the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people. It’s a must-do tour for The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!
While you’re in port in Auckland, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Stretch your legs and enjoy morning tea (own expense) in the heritage town of Cambridge, with its tree-lined streets, quaint colonial architecture and beautiful rolling hills.Arrive in Hobbiton, where your movie set tour begins. Explore the magical world of ‘the Shire’ as your guide entertains you with stories about the making of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. See the hobbit holes, the mill and the double-arch bridge, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Pose for pictures at the door of Bilbo Baggins’ house and see stunning views overlooking the largest ‘outdoor set’ in the world!After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy lunch (included) at The Shire’s Rest Café before traveling back to Auckland.Please note: This tour is only suitable before/after a cruise. Not suitable for arrival day as tour departs before ship disembarkation