• Welcome, safety briefing and introduction by your helicopter pilot
• You may be with two other participants if flying in the Robinson R44 and four other passengers if flying in the AS350 single squirrel helicopter
Bath City Tour
• 25 mile flight lasting approximately 10-15 minutes
• From over 1000 feet view some of the finest architectural sights including; The Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge, the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Thermae Spa
• Please allow 30 minutes for this experience
Extended City Tour
• 50 mile flight lasting approximately 25 minutes
• Spectacular panoramic views of the historic and beautiful city of Bath and Bristol
• In addition to the sights of the city tour you will also see sights such as Brunel's Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower
• Allow 45 minutes for this experience
What Can I Expect
Go sightseeing in Bath by helicopter and unwrap the history of this famous English spa town by air! Bath is a firm favourite with tourists all year round, but why battle with the crowds on the streets, when you can make the most of the uninterrupted views from your seat in a helicopter as you enjoy an aerial tour of Bath?
Your trip will depart from Bath Racecourse. As you rise rapidly to 1000ft, get ready to spot famous sights and landmarks with ease. No driving round and round searching for a car parking space, no trying to follow your tourist map, this is a whistlestop tour of all the Bath essentials - so let’s take a look at some of the sights you could see…
As a World Heritage Site, Bath is littered with Roman sites, quaint little squares and impressive buildings spanning a range of eras. It all starts in AD60 when those clever Romans built their thermal baths and temple. Very little of what you’ll see is original, but it is impressive to see those deep blue healing waters from above.
Then there’s the Georgian era with all that gorgeous Bath stone being used to construct the curved rows of smart terraced villas in those ever-so-neat curved rows. Nothing beats seeing the famous Royal Crescent and the Circus from the air to get a true perspective on the sheer size and elegance of it all. Bringing the sightseeing right up to modern day, you’ll be able to spot the Nicholas Grimshaw-designed Thermae Bath Spa with its glistening glass frontage.
Of course, one of the most-photographed spots in Bath must be Pulteney Bridge (which, apparently, was based on a rejected design for the Rialto Bridge in Venice) and if you can see the bridge, don’t forget to check out Bath Rugby Club’s ground that’s just on the other side of the Avon river.
The Bath helicopter tours are personal favourites, as it offers a unique way to enjoy some of the most popular sights of this wonderful historic market town, away from the crowds. If there was ever a town that merited a helicopter tour, Bath is it with picture postcard views galore. Sightseeing in Bath lasts around 10-15 minutes, but if you opt for the extended tour, you’ll see not only Bath from the air, but some of Bristol’s finest moments too.
• Selected dates once a month usually at weekends
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions
• No age restrictions
• Under 10's must accompanied in the helicopter by a participating adult
• Maximum weight 18 stone
• Spectators are welcome to view take off and landing
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Passengers must arrive 20 minutes prior to their flight time
• Tour routes can vary due to change due to weather conditions and air traffic control
• Upgrades to a co-pilot experience are available for an additional fee when booking your date (subject to availability)
• Flights depart from Bath Racecourse