If there’s a time to eat like hobbits, it’s definitely the Christmas season. The Hobbiton Movie Set is launching a new tour called the Second Breakfast Tour, starting December 20 and running on select weekends.
The three-hour experience includes a tour of the 12-acre filing location of the beloved trilogies Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on the Alexander family farm near Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island.
You’ll learn how this slice of New Zealand was transformed into a movie set and visit other sites from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, like Bag End, Sam Gamgee’s house, and the Green Dragon Inn (where you’ll drink ale or ginger beer). Guests will also visit the Millhouse, a converted mill nearby with a fireplace, where you’ll enjoy a breakfast spread consisting of fresh fruits, pastries, house-made breads, cold meats, and preserves, followed by a hot breakfast including lamb sausages, scrambled eggs, grilled mushrooms, bacon, and potatoes.
Russell Alexander, the CEO and co-founder of Hobbiton Movie Set, told Lonely Planet, “At Hobbiton, we try to introduce something new every year and continue to evolve and improve the experiences we share. The new Second Breakfast Tour is a natural fit for our offering out here at Hobbiton, and gives our guests a chance to dine in the newly opened Millhouse too.”
Given the popularity of the films, it’s no surprise that this experience is proving equally popular. The first few tours are already booked, so you’ll have to move fast if you want a Second Breakfast of your own.