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San Francisco Helicopter Tours

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Address: San Francisco, CA 94128-0776
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US$250.00*
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Viator VIP: Napa by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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Fly Over & Under the Golden Gate!

This was expensive, but well worth it. There were only 2 of us and we had to pay for the 30 minute trip. But it was very nice tour of San Francisco Bay area. The best part... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LifeisTooShort69
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was expensive, but well worth it. There were only 2 of us and we had to pay for the 30 minute trip. But it was very nice tour of San Francisco Bay area. The best part, for me personally, was the flying over and under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. That gave you a little thrill. You had... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This program is expensive, but if you've always wanted to ride in a helicopter San Fran is a good place to do it. They pick up in the city (small tour bus) and were right on time. The chopper fits 6 passengers, and if you have fewer expect to have some others along. The ride is about 25 minutes, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We opted for the Vista helicopter tour over San Francisco 1) neither of us had ever ridden in a helicopter 2) it was a good way to see the city and the most famous bridge in the world. It was VERY cool and VERY expense ($200 per person which includes round trip transportation to the heliport in Sausalito) but in... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrating our 20th anniversary so we did something out of our ordinary! And it was worth every penny!

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1 Thank Dawne M
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a day. Over and under the bridge. Fortunate enough to get the front seat. Was breathtaking. Easy to get picked up for friendly staff would thoroughly recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just amazing under and over the Golden Gate Bridge and a great city wide fly around, definitely the best way to see the City Quickly !

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This trip was very good, my only personal downside was that I was so scared. We were picked up not far from our hotel at the hotel zephyr. The journey from here to the helipad in sausalito was fine. We were split into 2 groups of 7 people and the helicopter was still flying from the group before. Once the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I can only reiterate what other reviewers have said on here.Fantastic experience and although pricey will almost certainly be the highlight of your trip.Very well organised and professional throughout.A tip though is to use the loo before you get on the bus to the helipad.We got the bus at Union Square but it took almost 75 mins in traffic to... More 

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Thank Alan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Bought this as a suprise birthday 30th gift for my boyfriend while we visited SF for the weekend! The shuttle picked us up at a hotel and shuttled us to the airport. The ride was amazing! They take you UNDERNEATH the bridge, this is an amazing experience! Such a great way to see the entire city! 100% recommend!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Warning - this review may contain a spoiler for you at the end! We took the Napa Valley Wine Pairing tour. We were picked up promptly at the Fairmont Hotel (local pick up zone) at 9:30am. The driver checked our credentials and we took our seats on board a comfortable limo bus. There was one other group with us, 2... More 

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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