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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

New York, United States
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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
  • Enjoy a whirlwind sightseeing tour of New York City by helicopter
  • Hear informative commentary from your pilot as you go
  • See more of the city than you can on foot or ground tours
  • Depart from New York's Downtown Heliport, with a choice of several flight times throughout the day

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This short-but-sweet NYC helicopter tour is more budget-friendly than comparable sightseeing flights.
Begin your helicopter tour near Battery Park, at the downtown location of the heliport. As you lift off over lower Manhattan, take in the rare views of One World Trade Center, the Woolworth Building, and the Statue of Liberty.

Continue north along the island of Manhattan for a glimpse of the Brooklyn Bridge. Once you reach Midtown, enjoy a bird's eye view of the Empire State Building, the New York Times Building, and the Art Deco design of the Chrysler Building. See the large green sprawl of Central Park before heading back to the heliport in lower Manhattan.

Please note: The listed price does not include the heliport fee payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Dec 2019
Good afternoon. Our experience was great but I would have liked to have some kind of information (email, text or something) regarding longer than expected wait time. Since you guys didn’t fly Thanksgiving Day due to uncomfortable wind speed, that rolled over all customers from Thursday’s flights to Friday’s flights. Thank you
Would recommend it
, Dec 2019
It was a great thing to do and we had awesome weather. It was a bit crammed with 6 people on board and sometimes difficult to see everything.
Wonderful helicopter flight
Sibylle A
, Nov 2019
Great experience with the small red helicopter. Weather was great and so was the view. Everything smooth, we were both lucky getting a windows seat.
Liberty Helicopter Tour over Manhattan
, Nov 2019
I booked a helicopter trip with Liberty Tours as a surprise for my husband's 40th birthday and it certainly did not disappoint. This was the highlight for both of us of our trip to NYC, I thoroughly recommend anyone to take a helicopter ride. Our tour was booked for 1.30 pm, we arrived at around 12.30 and after a few quick security checks and a safety demonstration, we went straight on board the helicopter. Have some amazing pictures which we will treasure for a lifetime.
, Nov 2019
The tour was very well organised. We was a group of 3 and we all enjoyed it very much! The flight was very knowledgeable too
Wonderful Views
, Nov 2019
I've done a few helicopter tours before in different locations, but this one had great views. I lucked out on the weather and the pilot did a nice job pointing out landmarks for both sides of the helicopter.
View Manhattan from above
, Oct 2019
Perfect, very professional, nice equipment a exceptional experience, top view over Manhattan ! Will do again !
Not for couples
Johnny Q
, Oct 2019
I had booked a helicopter ride for my boyfriend and I but the ride was shared with another group of 4. I was hoping it would be a more intimate experience. The wait was also long despite having a reservation. The staff was not the most professional either I would not pay a few hundred dollars to ride this again.
Great flight
, Oct 2019
It is a superb way to see NYC! We did this tour at the end of our holiday, and that was great for we could recognize a lot of buildings etc. The staff is friendly en professional. Tip for the pilot: don't talk that fast and tell only things that matter (no facts of weights/hights of things).
Big Apple. Big expectation. Big price tag
, Oct 2019
This was a very expensive 15mins. Really enjoyed it though. Pilot was funny but would have liked even more info about the sights. Really cheeky to hide that you pay an extra $40pp until after you book bringing it to over £200pp

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