Over Broadway, Brooklyn and Manhattan: the helicopter flight over New York belongs to the most exclusive sightseeing tours. If you are looking for an adrenalin kick and want to enjoy breathtaking views, choose a helicopter tour instead of the boat tour. Discover five more reasons why a helicopter flight over New York is worthwhile:
1. Unique view
Where the houses are so high, the world is suddenly very small. Broadway, Brooklyn and Manhattan look very different from the air. An incredible perspective on New York opens up during a helicopter flight over the mega-metropolis. Despite the huge skyscrapers, the big city suddenly seems tiny. And if you think that the viewing platforms Top of the Rock or One World Observatory offer a breathtaking view over the city, you should definitely try a helicopter flight!
2. Escape the hustle and bustle of New York
With around one million cars in the metropolis, traffic jams are inevitable. Dozens of yellow taxis, red lights and honking cars on every street corner. No wonder New York is also known as "the city that never sleeps". The sightseeing tour can be tedious there. On a helicopter flight, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few minutes and watch the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and Brooklyn or Broadway from the air.
3. Experience pure thrill
Almost everyone knows the feeling of sitting in an airplane, of seeing nothing but clouds beneath you. In contrast, a helicopter only reaches an average altitude of 4,500 metres. The people look like little ants and all of a sudden the skyscrapers are not quite so big anymore. When the helicopter takes off on its flight into the air, you can feel your heart racing. The excitement rises and the tingling adventure begins. Feel the adrenaline pulsing in your veins as you admire the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building from a bird's eye view.
4. No queuing
New York City alone has 8.5 million people. In addition, there are about 50 million tourists every year. Everywhere, crowds of people cavort, whether in front of the Empire State Building, at Times Square or just at the next Starbucks around the corner. There is no shortage of queues. During a sightseeing flight in a helicopter there is no queuing. You sit comfortably in your seat and have an exclusive view of the sights of New York. Experience pure exclusivity and feel like a VIP.
5. Unforgettable experience
Flying over New York in a helicopter is a unique experience. New perspectives, the thrill and all the extraordinary impressions make the flight with the helicopter an unforgettable experience that will be remembered. A helicopter flight is not cheap, but often the helicopter flights are sold out quickly. Why? Because there are not many opportunities in life for such impressions. Whoever has the chance should take it.
Travel tips for helicopter flights over New York
Where do I book a helicopter flight for New York?
A sightseeing flight by helicopter can be booked both on site and online in advance. Helicopter flights are very popular and with over 50 million tourists a year, the few seats are quickly sold out. Since no helicopters are allowed to fly on Sundays, it is recommended to book the sightseeing flight online 1-2 weeks before your holiday. Another advantage: the weather forecast is as reliable as possible.
Helicopter flight at night
With some providers there is also the possibility to book a helicopter flight at night. The sightseeing flight takes you over the skyline of New York and you can admire the city from above, which is bathed in a fabulous light. Admire illuminated streets and sparkling skyscrapers. The night gives New York a completely different flair and enchants while flying over the city.
What does a helicopter flight cost?
The cost of a helicopter flight over New York depends on the type of flight, its duration and season. Short sightseeing flights are already available from about 180€. A half hour flight costs about 250€ per person. Costs often vary as tour operators adjust their prices according to the high or low season. Sometimes online bookings are cheaper than bookings on site.
The best route by helicopter
There is no best route by helicopter over New York. You have to decide for yourself which sightseeing flight is most suitable for you. Both the sights you want to see on the helicopter flight and the duration of the flight are crucial. It should also be noted that not every round trip is offered in German. Especially busy is the helicopter tour over Manhattan and Brooklyn. But Broadway is also very popular. What helps with the selection: 1. which sights do you want to see? 2. How long is your flight supposed to last? 3. What budget do you have available?
Discount with the New York Pass
The sightseeing flight by helicopter over New York is expensive fun for many, and some prefer to sleep on it for three nights. With the New York Pass you have the opportunity to save on many attractions. This also applies to a helicopter flight. The New York Pass allows a discount of up to 15 on the helicopter flight% .
What happens in bad weather?
If the weather conditions in New York are too bad for a sightseeing flight so that the helicopter cannot take off, a suitable alternative date will be sought. If it is not possible to find a suitable alternative date, you will get your money back.