Scenic Helicopter Tour from Nice
As you soar over the crystal-clear waters of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of this wealthy French peninsula. See beach-goers lounging under parasols on the sun-drenched sand, and the beautiful Belle Epoque buildings that typify Nice oh-so-nicely.
Arguably the most famous of these Belle Epoque-era buildings is the palatial Hôtel Negresco that majestically juts out on the Promenade des Anglais. Your helicopter will pass straight over this luxury hotel, affording fantastic views of its distinctive steep-sided mansard roof and domed tower.
Pass over Nice Old Town (Vielle Ville), the city’s most ancient quarter, home to the lively Cours Saleya Flower Market. From the air, you’ll make out its delightful maze of narrow streets punctuated by tall buildings and leafy trees.
After 20 minutes of cruising the skies, your helicopter will land back at the helipad. When you’ve disembarked a host will direct you out, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your glamorous sightseeing experience in Nice!
- Airport/Departure Tax
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 209lbs (95kg) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
- Maximum of 5 passengers per helicopter
- Passport is mandatory for police control before flying.
The tour itself was excellent, the pilot was very knowledgeable and showed us the main sights in the surrounding areas. However, the experience was almost entirely ruined by the miss management of viator during the check in procedure at Nice airport. Upon our arrival I was told that firstly I was at the wrong airpoirt, they said I had booked from Monaco airport, and secondly that I had booked a 7 minute flight and not the 20 minute flight which I had booked and paid for. Thankfully I had the good sense of taking my mobile phone with me which had the booking confirmation. It was clear from the confirmation that the booking was from Nice airport and the flight was for 20 minutes. I showed the lady at the air Monaco desk this, and she said that I was wrong and that they were right. I eventually persuaded her to contact the manager by phone, he was nothing but rude and arrogant. He argued time and time again that they were right despite the fact that I had the confirmation email. Having discussed the matter for some 10 minutes or so, he quite flippantly told me to hand the phone back to his colleague, and we were then told by her that we could go on the flight which we had booked and paid for. This experience was a surprise present for my wife's birthday, and unfortunately due to the incompetence of viator and their agents her surprise was ruined and will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Thank you very much viator, for disappointing my wife and spoiling what should have been a lovely birthday present.
We highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Viator made us feel very secure with regular communication and reminders of what we needed prior to the day. Heli-Monaco were very professional and went out of their way to ensure we had a streamlined checking in process and our pilot was informative, entertaining pointing out specific areas of interest. We were not rushed at all and have heaps of photos, so If you are going to Nice and want to see the coastline of the entire French Riviera from the air, you MUST do this tour.