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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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    What to Expect
    Your The Lord of the Rings day trip to the fictional village of Edoras in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region begins with morning pickup from your hotel. Hop into the 4WD vehicle for a drive west to Mt Sunday, better-known to LOTR fans as Edoras — the capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden.

    You’ll bump along rocky terrain and traverse narrow streams en route to Edoras. On arrival at the movie site, follow in the footsteps of the noblewoman Eowyn, and stand at the summit for 360-degree views over alpine lakes, mountain peaks and high-country farmland below.

    Your guide shares behind-the-scenes photos of Edoras under construction and points out significant geographical features of Middle-earth, including the Misty Mountains, the river Snowbourn and the valley of Harrowdale against the imposing Helms Deep. Learn why this particular site was selected by director Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Enjoy a picnic lunch (see the Itinerary for a sample menu) with a glass of sparkling wine, and pose for photos with replica props such as the flag of Rohan, Gimli’s axe, or the sword of Aragorn or King Theoden. Then hop back in your 4WD vehicle for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your Edoras excursion comes to an end.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Selected Christchurch hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
    • Picnic lunch with sparkling wine
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please wear good footwear and bring along a warm jacket
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Thanks to Maria our tour guide. She made us feel very welcome from the minute she picked us up at our hotel and throughout the day until we were dropped off at the hotel. She was very informative, friendly, extremely interesting with lots of great stories. The scenery was
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    Marie and Pete had been great guides. Greeting us and entertaining us through out the journey. They not only showed us where the filming took place but also explained Christchurch's history. The views were wonderful along the way and as beautiful as the movie was. There were
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    I really enjoyed my trip to Edoras! Being surrounded by snow capped mountains on top of a hill, including a river by its side is sooo surreal! I’ll never forget this place. Thanks to our guide Maria for surprisingly keeping us awake during the whole drive with her fun stories
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    This was such a great day trip. Yes, I'm a bit of an LOTR nut, but my husband is not as big of a fan and we both greatly enjoyed this day. The drive is pretty long, but our guide filled the first hour with information about Christchurch, which was great, and then the rest of the
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    Glad we made a special trip detour to Christchurch for this tour, our guide Alex was wonderful, lots of trivia and information, the scenery is incredible, we climbed mount Sunday where the golden castle of King Theon was built for the film LOTR. Great place to visit, great tour
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