Helicopter tours are one of those touches that really make a holiday feel special. There are few things in the world which retain an element of exclusivity, and a sense of experience that generates excitement and genuine awe. It becomes an occasion, something that you’ll remember long after the end of your cruise.
There are various different types of helicopter tour available around the world, and when booked as part of a luxury cruise excursion you know you’re only getting the best tours with the most reliable operators, ensuring you will always have the best time possible with the most interesting itinerary in a safe environment.
Some helicopter tours focus more on cities, giving you a birds-eye view of the skyscrapers and scenery with night flights often providing the most interesting and beautiful experience, when cities are illuminated in neon. New York City is the perfect example, with breath-taking buildings and landmarks that offer an exhilarating backdrop for a helicopter tour.
Las Vegas offers a more unique helicopter experience, being home to replica landmarks from across the whole world. Taking a tour in Sin City is like a mini-tour of the best sights of the entire globe, letting you see the skyline of New York, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid of Luxor and more all on one tour without leaving the city.
Or you might opt for a close-up look at a natural wonder. The Grand Canyon is ideal for this, or maybe on a tropical island such as St Lucia, where you’ll see not just the intriguing towns but also the beautiful forests from high above over the rolling hills. Sometimes helicopter tours can take you to otherwise-inaccessible areas, such as a glacier-themed tour in Alaska.
If you’re presented with the opportunity to try a helicopter tour, it’s definitely one to book before they sell out.
By Ian Lewis