Zicasso Offers Luxury Tour of New Zealand's Hobbit Sites

It's only a few months until the final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit series is released, so tour operator Zicasso is offering a New Zealand excursion to celebrate the films, the previous Lord of the Rings movies and the 60th Anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's original books.

Zicasso's​ exclusive One Tour to Rule Them All: The Ultimate 60th Anniversary Lord of the Rings Tour brings film fans to​ filming locations in New Zealand on a high-end private 11-day journey. 

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Highlights include:

Private helicopter tour over hard-to-reach filming locations and special access to exclusive movie costumes and props in Queenstown
Full-day, private Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington including a helicopter ride and lunch at a New Zealand winery 
Private,​ after-hours tour of the Weta Workshop where artists conceptualized the creatures and props for the films
Behind-the-scenes private tour of the Hobbiton set located in Rotorua

Bonus: Guests on the tour will stay in top-tier hotels, including a Lord of the Rings-themed room. 

Pricing for this customizable tour starts at $7,000 per person, double, and includes four private tours with helicopter explorations as well as exclusive access to the film design workshop, 10 nights accommodations, three lunches and 11 days of car rental. Flights are not included. 

Good to know: Guests who book by September 15 will also receive the new Lord of the Rings 60th Anniversary Boxed Set, a four-volume set that includes The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, a unique, annotated guide to the text as well as, The Art of Magic: 20 Years of WETA, featuring never-before-published content, including concept designs, sketches and more.

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