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our guide from Ottawa , i think, was so enthiusiastic, that it translated to an incredibly enjoyable tour for us. she was excellent and her voice carried well so it was easy to understand and hear.Altogether great--my pics turned out well because it was a cloudy day- lunch was so so but the drinks were good, and the bus trip to the site was very informative and also enjoyable-- the tour was pricey but not to be missed because we ahave a son who is teaching Tolkein as an Eng. and Geog. course in high school here in Prince George and he now has lots of visuals as well as a Gondolph t shirt!
My wife really wanted to do this tour so I went along expecting to be somewhat bored as I am not a big Hobbit fan, plus I wasn't looking forward to a long bus ride to the set and back….The day turned into a very pleasant surprise as the tour operator conducted a very informative narration during the drive through some most fantastic scenery….Hobbiton itself was extremely enjoyable as well with a great lunch/drink on site…I am a Pilot and I pride myself on my navigational skills, but trying to find Hobbiton on your own would be a challenge…I highly recommend this small group tour !!! I was so impressed with this tour that we signed up for the " Best of both Worlds" Auckland tour the next next….also Outstanding !!!
Very well organised and balanced day. Our driver was professional and his running commentary was most entertaining. We loved the stops en route, but what about one at the Matamata (Waimai) cheese factory? Hobbiton was fantastic. Drinks and lunch at the Green Dragon were brilliant. Our guide was great. Congratulations on providing a hot sunny day for us. Altogether an outstanding day out. Our guests from Australia and UK loved it as much as we did.
This was a fantastic tour!!! My only complaint was I felt a bit rushed, I was trying to get really good pictures and video to take home and kept falling behind on the tour. It would be great if they allowed more time to wander around. Overall it was fantastic!!!! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Hobbiton!! Very well done.
The hobbiton set was awesome! Just like the movie. Beautiful place. The driver was very friendly. Enjoyed his company. Definitely worth it.
Tour guide was very informative and we were lucky to get someone who actually worked on the set during the filming of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, The film making stories made a great experience amazing.
From the van driver to the tour guide the tour was wonderful! I was really happy to have the small group, there was so much more opportunity for photos and questions.
We loved it all, the driver was very good and helpful the drive from Auckland to Hobbiton was lovely and beats hiring a car and Hobbiton was magical.
Loved going to Hobbiton. Bus driver was great and so were the guides.
Having a drink at the Green Dragon was fun, lunch was yummy and the ice-cream stop was an added bonus.
I had such a great time in hobbiton. The tour company was great - helping find a nearby pick-up location, welcoming your guide and spot-on description when booking which meant all my trip expectations were met. There was even a sheep display organised because it rained and the lunch had to move!
We absolutely love this tour. Dave, our guide was funny and willing to do more to satisfy his tour member. Coach was clean and comfortable. There were only 10 on us, nice small group. The timing was perfect, picked up on time and we arrived early at the set which enable us to almost enjoy Hobbiton for ourselves. A drink at The Green dragon was included and we even had the lunch at hobbiton. On the way back we got an extra stop at NZ famous ice cream shop, which was thoroughly enjoyed. We were arrived back in town by 3pm, which gave us still plenty time to spend for the day.
Top notch experience. Tony the tour guide was ever so friendly and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely a must go even if you're not a fan!
Awesome trip, much cheaper than similar tours, less people, and we got back earlier. Who could ask for more?