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Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$169
Get the best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B, with windows below, above and all around! On this Premiere Helicopter Tour, you will see all that Chicago has to offer from a vantage point high above the city. As you soar amongst the skyscrapers and historic landmarks that have made Chicago famous, your highly experienced pilot will narrate your tour with interesting highlights and facts about the city.This VIP Tour's sights will include iconic views of Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and more! Day or night tours are available, at the same price, each with a unique perspective and view of Chicago.Your VIP tour will begin and end in the beautiful dedicated tour lounge area at the Vertiport Chicago heliport, where you can relax by the full window walls and view the other helicopters taking off and landing against the backdrop of the city. Whether a resident or visitor, this iis an unforgettable experience. Price is all inclusive. NO additional fees.

The Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour offers the absolute best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B helicopter.  The new Enstrom helicopter is built to have the optimal tour experience, with unobstructed views via windows above, below and all around you. This helicopter offers unparalleled views of Chicago, and is a unique tour view you will not find on other helicopter tours.

See all that Chicago has to offer from a breathtaking vantage point high above the city on a Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour.  This 15 minute premiere helicopter tour will give you amazing views of Chicago's famous landmarks, including Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile and more!

Your VIP experience will begin the moment you arrive and check in at Vertiport Chicago, North America's largest and Chicago's only downtown heliport.  Located at 1339 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60608 in the Illinois Medical District, Vertiport's facility has a luxurious, dedicated tour lounge where you can relax and watch as helicopters take off and land against the beautiful backdrop of Chicago.

When your scheduled tour time arrives, you will be escorted to our amazing helicopter while being led down a stunning VIP red carpet that leads to your aircraft. There, one of our team members will capture your tour with a commemorative photo that will be available for purchase and download after your tour.  Your experienced pilot will greet you and show you through the helicopter where you will enjoy the next 15 minutes of spectacular sights in the city. 

Taking off from the worldclass, state-of-the-art heliport, you will head east towards Lake Michigan and soar amongst the skyscrapers that made Chicago famous, such as the Willis (Sears) Tower and the John Hancock building. You will further be captivated by the awesome views from above the Museum Campus, experiencing the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum from a unique perspective from above.  As you whisk through the city over Millennium Park, you will literally become part of the city's reflection in the Bean.  No trip to Chicago would be complete without a trip to the Magnificent Mile; as part of your VIP helicopter experience, you will take it a step above while going over the Mile!  As you travel through the air, your pilot will narrate your tour with fascinating facts and stories about the city and its incredible sights.  

Whether a lifelong Chicago resident, or visitor from out of town, this Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour is an experience that you will not forget!  With a Chicago Premiere Tour, the sky is the limit to how unforgettable your time in Chicago will be.

Highlights of this helicopter tour include:
● Pilot narrated tour
● Unobstructed views in Enstrom helicopter through windows above, below and all around
● Willis (Sears) Tower
● Millennium Park
● The Magnificent Mile
● And more!

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Chicago Pilot Experience

Air Tours Chicago
$395

Don't just take a helicopter ride, fly it.  This one of a kind, breathtaking flight experience is completely new and unique to Chicago — and offered by just one company in the city.  In this ultimate flight experience, an instructor takes you up in the Guimbal Cabri G2, a two seater helicopter, and then turns the controls over to you to assist! The Guimbal's cockpit is set up similar to a Drivers Education car, with two sets of controls, allowing for the ultimate in air adventure.   Get a view of the city sights and famous Chicago landmarks from a seat with a whole new perspective. If you are looking for a new adventure or are just seeking something new and exciting to try in Chicago, the Chicago Pilot Experience is for you!

The Chicago Pilot Experience offers an adventure unlike any other as you are seated in the cockpit with your certified flight Instructor and in control of your own city flight.  The experience begins as you arrive at Vertiport Chicago's world class facility in downtown Chicago, located just minutes from the loop.

After check in, your instructor will take you through a 30 minute pre flight review to go over safety and critical instruction points to take control in the air.  Once you have been signed out of the pre flight review, you will walk the red carpet out to the tarmac, like a true VIP, where you will pose for a pre flight photo, which will be available for purchase and download to commemorate your experience.  

Next, you and your instructor will board the Guimbal Cabri G2, a 2 seat helicopter equipped with two sets of controls.  You and your instructor will share the cockpit and the controls as you head into your adventure. As you embark into the skyline, your instructor will turn the controls over to you to complete your in flight experience over the city.  Imagine the sights of Chicago such as the Willis Tower and Magnificent Mile, not only from above, but from the viewing perspective of a luxurious helicopter cockpit. Don't forget to take in the skyline as you peak through the windows down below for a truly spectacular view above the city!

As an added memory, you will also be able to purchase a special souvenir video of your Chicago Pilot Experience.  You can share your adventure with family and friends or just rewatch for fun! The total experience is approximately 1 hour and includes 30 minute pre flight review and instruction and 20-30 minutes in flight.

Due to the size and in cockpit set up of the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, the Chicago Pilot Experience can only accommodate one passenger per flight, as the instructor will be sitting alongside you in the second seat.  Not to worry, there are flights scheduled every hour, so don't hesitate to book with a friend and watch each other from the ground. The beautiful state-of-the-art customer lounge at Vertiport Chicago offers ample seating with unobstructed views through full length windows overlooking the tarmac so that you can relax and watch each other in comfort!

The Chicago Pilot Experience is perfect for adventure seekers or as a truly unique one of a kind gift for the person in your life who has everything!Highlights of helicopter tour:
  • In cockpit with Instructor
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • And more!
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Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$599

Sweep your love off of their feet with a Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour over the city! This private VIP tour over Chicago, for up to 2 passengers, includes a 15 minute (approximately) narrated helicopter tour in a luxury helicopter, a champagne toast, decadent chocolate and epic views of Chicago.  Take date night to new levels with the truly unique and special Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour. This tour is offered day or night - either at the same price. Whatever time you select, this premiere tour will wow your love while it provides spectacular views of Chicago's skyline and landmarks. Book this tour today and experience romance in flight. Up to 2 passengers.

Love is in the air all year long with the Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour!  Create an extra special date night that starts at Vertiport Chicago's state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Chicago, just minutes from the loop.

There, you and your sweetheart will be greeted with delicious champagne and decadent chocolate as a special treat before your flight.  Together you will then walk down the red carpet, like a VIP couple, to the tarmac where your luxury helicopter awaits and your moment is captured in a photo, that will be available to purchase and download to commemorate your romantic date.  Next, you will embark on a 15 minute (approximately) private VIP helicopter tour in a luxury helicopter where you will experience the epic views of Chicago as you soar above the city.

Get a front row seat to the towering historic landmarks and spectacular sites including:  Willis (Sears) Tower, Millenium Park, the Magnificent Mile and more! The breathtaking views from above the city, along with interesting narration by your pilot, provide a truly unique perspective of Chicago.  Both lifelong residents, and first time visitors to the city, will agree that this premiere helicopter tour is an experience you will not forget!

Whether an anniversary, a date night or simply to say “I Love You”, the Chicago Romance Tour is sure to sweep your date off of his or her feet and make a lasting impression.  This is a private tour for up to 2 passengers.

Please note that passengers must be 21  years of age or older to receive and/or consume alcoholic beverages. Champagne is subject to change to sparkling wine.

Highlights of helicopter tour:
  • Champagne and Chocolate
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • And more!
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Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$149
Experience all of Chicago's best sights from the air on this exciting helicopter tour! Aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter, you'll enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Michigan and fly past several top Chicago attractions like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park. Your pilot will provide expert commentary about the sights you see and can answer any questions you have. Tour route is subject to change.

Meet at the Vertiport Chicago and board a state-of-the-art helicopter to begin your helicopter tour.

Admire wonderful views of Lake Michigan, with Navy Pier stretching across the water and picturesque Lincoln Park lining the shores. See iconic skyscrapers like Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building, and soar past main Chicago sites like Soldier's Field, United Center, Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

Marvel at the masterful beauty and architecture of Millennium Park, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry -- a landmark that can only be truly appreciated by air.

With your two-way audio headset, your pilot will provide expert commentary about all the sights you see, and will be available to answer questions you have throughout your helicopter flight.

Plus, your helicopter is heated, making this tour great for any time of year!

Tour route is subject to change.

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Chicago by Night Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$149
Watch the Chicago skyline sparkle from the air on this thrilling nighttime helicopter tour! Aboard a heated, state-of-the-art helicopter, soak in amazing views of Lake Michigan and fly past several Chicago landmarks like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park. Your expert pilot will provide interesting commentary about the sights you see and can answer any questions you have. Tour route is subject to change.

Meet at the Vertiport Chicago and board a state-of-the-art helicopter to begin your 15-minute nighttime helicopter tour. Depending on your chosen departure time, you may experience a stunning sunset or watch the Chicago skyline sparkle against the night sky.

Marvel at wonderful views of Lake Michigan, with Navy Pier stretching across the water and picturesque Lincoln Park lining the shores. Spot iconic skyscrapers dazzling in the night like Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building, and fly past main Chicago sites like Soldier's Field, United Center, Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

Appreciate the masterful beauty and architecture of Millennium Park, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. This landmark can only be truly appreciated by air, and at night, it's as majestic as ever.

Your pilot will provide expert commentary about all the sights you see via your two-way audio headset, and will be available to answer questions you have throughout your flight.

Plus, your helicopter is heated, making this tour great for any time of year!

Tour route is subject to change.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour Nighttime Experience

Air Tours Chicago
$160

Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point.  Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.”

You'll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history.  

Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they'll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You'll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more.

Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or utilize one of our GoPros to record your exhilarating adventure. A photo to commemorate your experience will be available for purchase. 

Chicago's beauty is legendary. At night it's positively magical. You'll remember our Night Tour's stunning views of the glowing cityscape for years to come.

You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center.  

Then, take off! Marvel at the sparkling lights adorning the city as you glide through the night sky aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters. Catch Buckingham Fountain's glimmering light show in the summer or Michigan Avenue ablaze at holiday time.Take in the majestic sight of glittering buildings along the lakefront.

You'll see Navy Pier, luminous along the shoreline, colorful lights from magnificent skyscrapers reflecting onto the Chicago River, sparkling Millennium Park and Soldier Field. Fly along the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, Lakeview, and historic Wrigley Field--home of the champion Chicago Cubs. As you glide across the city your pilot will share facts and folklore that bring Chicago to life.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour With Holiday Lights

Air Tours Chicago
$178

'Tis the season to experience the city lights on a very special holiday Chicago helicopter ride. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and be whisked over the magical skyline glowing in red, blue, and green. The pilot-led tour highlights the rich history of Chicago while gliding above the illuminated Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, and so much more.

Capture the Chicago skyline light up the night sky as it's skyscrapers glow in magical holiday lights displays!

You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center. 

The holiday lights helicopter tour is narrated by the expert pilots, chronicling the history from the times of Fort Dearborn to today. The helicopter departs, first passing US Cellular field and McCormick Place out over the Great Lake Michigan. Prepare to be wowed by the cityscape aglow on the approach to downtown Chicago.

Next see the illuminated Navy Pier jutting off the shoreline. Capture the colorful lights from the magnificent skyscrapers reflecting onto the Chicago River. The tour extends up the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, Lakeview, and historic Wrigley Field.

After a slight turn, behold the holiday lights display of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Floating past the Willis Tower to get one last view of sparkling Millennium Park Soldier Field. The tour will return where it began at the heliport, and a keepsake printed photograph will be available for purchase.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$142

Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point.   
Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.” You'll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history.  Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they'll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You'll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more. Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or get our GoPro to record your exhilarating adventure. Once you land, don't forget to pick up the photo of you and your helicopter as a souvenir of your amazing event.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on an epic journey through Chicago's amazing cityscape and rich history. You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.”  Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center.

Then, take off!  Aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters you'll experience unparalleled views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point in the sky. Capture one-of-a-kind photos from a unique perspective among Chicago's soaring skyscrapers and spectacular lakefront.

Day tours showcase the most popular city sites including Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field--home of the Chicago Cubs--and many more. As you glide across the city your pilot will share facts and folklore that bring Chicago to life.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour & Architectural River Cruise

Air Tours Chicago
$178
Explore Chicago by air and water! See landmark buildings and architectural favorites up close as you cruise down the Chicago River.  Then, take off aboard a state-of-the art helicopter for breathtaking views of the skyline and lakefront. You'll see Wrigley Building, Marina City, Willis Tower and much more.

Your epic journey begins aboard a picturesque cruise, led by a professional guide that gives exciting details of the buildings that line the Chicago River as well as their historical significance. You'll sail down all three branches of the Chicago River on this 75-minute tour featuring Willis Tower, Marina City, Wrigley Building other iconic landmarks.  Your guide will dive into the dramatic story of how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and share insights on the architects that made Chicago legendary.

Next, you'll take off aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter and glide in luxury above the scenic skyline. You'll experience unparalleled, panoramic views of the soaring skyscrapers and lakefront as your pilot shares fun facts about Chicago. Capture one-of-a-kind photos from a unique perspective as you fly over Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, John Hancock Center and more

      

-         Chicago day or night helicopter tour

-          Chicago River cruise of landmark buildings and architecture

-          Fully narrated tours from the river and the sky

-          See Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and John Hancock Center

-          Fly over sports arenas including Soldier Field and Wrigley Field

-          Departure and return from downtown Chicago

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is fun for the entire family!