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I have been on other helicopter tours but this helicopter tour of the Hollywood Strip is my absolute favourite! I could write a very long article on how wonderful this helicopter tour was for us but I will try to keep it short: The Limo Service: We chose the tour option with the limo service (we were told that it was a bit of a drive and passes through a rough neighborhood). This advice is correct! Our meeting point to get picked up was in front of the Kodak theater. The drive was about 30 minutes (a bit of traffic). There was a minibar in the 'Cruiser' which we did not use but was there if we needed anything. The Helicopter Tour: The helicopter was very small but - I do not mean this in a bad way at all - if anything , it was great! Because it was so small it felt more personalized. The windows were huge giving us the most amazing unobstructed views. We flew over celebrity homes (or should I say palaces!) including those belonging to Aaron Spelling, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp. We also flew over the beach and to make it perfect - we saw two dolphins jump out of the water! And of course, we flew so close to the Hollywood sign that we had to take the pictures in multiple shots! We passed numerous LA / Hollywood landmarks as well including the Disney Concert Hall. It was one of my favorite and memorable moments during my visit. I will be definitely recommending this to others and would not even mind doing it again (if the opportunity arises). This is a highly recommended helicopter tour to do in LA!
We really enjoyed the air tour and the pilot was very funny as well as informative, making the trip fun and we will take it again on our next trip!
I am not happy with the Hollywood strip helicopter tour. When I got to Los Angeles I phoned them to verify my trip. They told me that they would pick me up at my hotel at 9am on Thursday 24 November for a 10am flight.
On November 23rd they phoned me on my UK phone and US phone and hotel to tell me that they had no Pilots to take me on my tour. They told me they could take me on the tour on Friday 25 November but I could not do this date as I have another trip planned for this day and could not take the tour on this day.
They told me that this was the only day that i could take the tour. I told them that i had booked the tour months ago and they should have known this was a holiday in the US.
In the end i phoned Viator and they manage to get them to take me on the tour on November 23rd.
When the car came to the hotel it was not what they said it would be. It was a small car. On the web page it said that I would be picked up by a luxury PT Cruiser complete with a stocked minibar, snacks and other limousine accoutrements. This was not the case. Also as for (The tour includes a unique souvenir T-shirt and framed photograph to remind you of your scenic flight over Hollywood.) I did not get this and will be phoning them up to find out where it is as i have paid for this which was not cheap.
I would not recommend this tour to anyone I know.
Extremely poor customer service: Great tour,great pilot,great chauffeur. Didn't get included photo as no film in camera!?? Contacted Viator and the Helicopter Company though twice ignored. A simple response would have avoided such a negative review.
Note from Viator: Hello Jonny - thank you for your review. We apologize for the delay in your response. We had sent your request to the Helicopter Company, as we at Viator do not do anything with the photos. We apologize for any inconvenience, but as we have no information on the photos, we're beholden to the Tour Operator for information for you. We hope the rest of your trip was excellent, and we hope this photo matter is resolved quickly for you.