Planning on going on a vacation? Not interested in spending your time on the streets with every other tourist? If money is no object, why not take your next vacation to the next level and go sightseeing from up high on a private helicopter tour. Some sights are better appreciated and viewed in it’s entirety so here are 5 cities/towns to see from up high:

 

Sydney

Sydney Helicopters, Hunter Valley Pub Tour
Approx. US $750
Hunter Valley Sydney

Hunter Valley Sydney

This helicopter pub crawl departs from Sydney, Australia — whirling above the city’s famous waterfront for a checklist-notching aerial view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge before soaring into the wild, bucolic yonder of outer New South Wales.

Rosehill Heliport-based Sydney Helicopters’ roster of full-day heli-pub tours includes excursions into the state’s rugged Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands, where multiple touchdowns at out-of-the-way bars and charming country inns factor in enough vintage Aussie drink stops to keep the propellers spinning even when they’re not.

Highlights along the way include stops at quirky rustic ale houses, boutique wineries and elegant vineyard estates for a wine-paired multi-course gourmet lunch — capped with a late afternoon visit to the historic Settlers Arms Inn in St. Albans for one last pint or two of counter fuel before the curiously blurry ride home.

Sydney Helicopters | Heliport 25 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

 

Los Angeles

Orbic Air, Mountain Top Landing Tour – $349 per person
ORBIC AIR | 10750 Sherman Way Burbank, Los Angeles, CA 91406
Mountain Top Landing, Los Angeles

Mountain Top Landing, Los Angeles. Diamond ring not included.

In sprawling, traffic-choked L.A., sitting pretty above all the tailpipes on Laurel and Coldwater Canyons, Sunset and Sepulveda Boulevards and the Freeway Interchange in a sleek whirlybird is a perch usually reserved for cops and car chase reporters.

LEARN MORE  When it Comes to Parks, It's Not Just How Many, But Where

Orbic Air’s standard 15 to 25-minute L.A. flyovers lift off from Burbank Airport and cover all the standards — from cool close-ups of the Hollywood Sign to vital views of celebrity home rooftops in Beverly Hills and Bel Air.

For the real California dreamin’ “Romance Package,” Orbic’s Mountain Top Landing Tour covers several Tinseltown landmarks en route to the city’s most natural charms along the coast — featuring a climactic landing on a secluded Malibu plateau with complimentary bubbly, dessert and a rose.

 

Hong Kong

Previous post

Dubai Making An American Hyperloop Dream, A Reality

Next post

Foodie Travelers Guide: 30 Best Food Cities In The World