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New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

1. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views for two passengers on a scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Tours depart from and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, located just outside NYC and easily accessible by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking). Alternatively, opt to include roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan. Upon arrival at the airport, begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down at the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

2. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private helicopter flight of Manhattan. Fly aboard an Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

3. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

4. New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

Your first helicopter flight lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction that covers helicopter flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. You will then be able to join a professional flight instructor for an exciting 30-minute flight departing from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, just outside New York City. Bring a friend or family member along for the ride if you like. Once airborne, you will have the opportunity to take control of a Robinson R44 helicopter, one of the most popular civilian helicopters in the world. Take in stunning views of Westchester County, the New York/Connecticut coastline, the Hudson River, and the NYC skyline in the distance. No prior flight training or flying experience is necessary. Please note that flight lessons do not go over NYC. Flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

5. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

NYC: Fall Foliage Tour On Private Yacht to Palisades Cliffs

6. NYC: Fall Foliage Tour On Private Yacht to Palisades Cliffs

Journey on a private yacht from Manhattan to the Grand Palisades Cliffs and immerse yourself in the dramatic colors of the season on this yacht cruise. Sip on hot cider, keep warm with the included blankets, and refuel with optional brunch or lunch as you sail through the Hudson Valley. Meet your captain at Chelsea Piers and set sail through the picture-perfect rolling hills of the Hudson Valley awash in yellows, oranges, and reds. Cruise past the iconic New York City waterfront as the leaves are changing. Voyage north to the stunning Grand Palisades Cliffs for an Instagram-worthy yacht party. Then meander back to the city enjoying all of your private yacht’s luxury amenities. Enjoy unobstructed views on the open deck or chill out in the cabin lounge with table seating, a kitchenette, and a lavatory. Sip on hot cider, water, or seltzer, and set the vibe with the Bluetooth speaker provided to link your own playlist. Brunch and lunch catering menus are available as add-ons.

Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

7. Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

Travelers get a taste of the legendary New England fall aboard this private helicopter tour over the Hudson Valley.  Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows, and oranges like a bird from the comfort of your own helicopter. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport, just outside New York City, and fly over historic landmarks all dressed in stunning colors. These include White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, the Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, and West Point Academy. Live tour narration by friendly and experienced pilots will make you feel comfortable and safe. Convenient roundtrip transfers are available from anywhere in Manhattan for an additional fee (if option selected). Rates are based on regular cars.

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What people are saying about Hudson Valley

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 215 reviews

A unique and wonderful experience. Do not hesitate to book the transfer proposed from hotel to airport. The team is amazing, the tour, 45 min, just INCREDIBLE, you can see the city in a very different and unique way, including the statue of liberty and all the main monuments and bridges. DO NOT MISS this tour!!!

Very professional and available team! The pilots were extraordinary and the customer service can be reached at any time Thanks to Christine, Sabine and Anthony The night flight was as magnificent as the Day flight See you very quickly for other flights

The driver who picked us up and brought us to and from the hotel was very nice. He kept waiting for us and brought us back neatly. Great service.

Family of 4, we all had an amazing time and our pilot Brian was informative and really added to overall experience. Highly recommended

Very good trip although a long way to get to the heli airport