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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Duration: 15 minutes
Destination: United States of America, New York, New York City
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See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!


  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Multiple departure times and locations available

What You Can Expect

On your 15-minute New York sightseeing helicopter flight you'll experience the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline in a way that's impossible from the ground. You'll also see the most famous landmark in the US, the Statue of Liberty, from the air!

Starting from New York's Downtown Heliport, situated close to Battery Park and Wall Street, your flight takes you past the World Financial Center, Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life Buildings and over Ellis Island and the Hudson River to reach the George Washington Bridge. Your pilot is on hand to provide commentary on the points of interest seen during your flight via the headphones provided, and all seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views over the city.

Escape New York's lines and crowds by taking to the skies!

Please note: You must call to reserve your preferred time after booking. The listed price does not include the heliport fee, USD$40.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


  • Helicopter tour


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include the heliport fee, USD$40.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Once your booking is complete, you may call and advise your specific flight time preference to guarantee a spot on the day of your choice. Reservations are STRONGLY encouraged
  • Tours are not private. All helicopters seat 5-6 passengers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God
  • Weight restrictions may apply. In general, passengers may not exceed 350lbs (159 kg) and all safety equipment must fit properly
  • Children 0-1 years are free. These children must ride on a parent or guardian's lap. Lap children must weigh less than 35 lbs (15 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight. Parents must also bring proof of age. Children who occupy a seat will be charged at the regular rate regardless of age or weight
  • Security Requirements: All guests must observe the following security requirements:

  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Drivers License)
  • Must check in all bags with security
  • No handbags or carry on bags will be allowed on the flight
  • Must walk through a metal detector
  • Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they clear through security (disposable cameras available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft as well)
  • Due to federal law this flight does not fly directly over New York City

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Flights operate from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport

Departure Time

Flights leave every half hour from 9am to 630pm Monday- Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Holidays 9am to 5pm.
Reservations Required. 

You will be required to call the tour operator upon arrival in New York to confirm flight time. You must check in 30 minutes prior to departure time.

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.


15 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options


User's Reviews

Image - 12 Apr 2018 -

Cynthia M

We had an amazing time on this tour! Our pilot was fantastic. Even though we weren't allowed over Manhattan just circling around we saw so many sights in a way many never do. I highly recommend this tour.

Image - 12 Mar 2018 -

steven a

amazing, what an experience, made to feel comfortable not nervous at, all shown a safety video and off we went brilliant.
so glad we booked with La Vacanza Travel, so limited queueing
my suggestion is book as much as you can before you go so you don't have to worry about taking loads of money and queue for long periods of time, WELL DONE VIATOR 10/10

Image - 28 Feb 2018 -

Victoria F

This was fun, a good way to see New York and hear some interesting facts. The wait was a little boring but worth it in the end.

Image - 21 Feb 2018 -

Mark D

This trip was amazing, the kids and i enjoyed it from the moment we arrived at the Pier, very good experience from start to finish, very good value for the money and highly recommend.

Image - 13 Feb 2018 -

Mareike G

What a beautiful city. A MUST for New York visits.

User's Picture Gallery



At the helipad



The best view of New York



Our pilot



Up in the air



OOO!!! lots of scrapers!


Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Skyline, New York Big Apple Helicopter Flight.














Sur de Manhattan y Hudson River

Vista del sur de Manhattan desde el oeste, con el río Hudson.



Helikopter-Landeplatz an Pier 6


Big Apple Tour

Blick auf Downtown


Cool dudes enjoying the views

Having fun looking at the views over New York


Helicopter ride to celebrate birthday

Me and my 2 daughters


Super experiencia



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