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Manchester Sightseeing Flights

City Airport, Barton   

• Heli flights from City Airport Manchester Barton
• See the sights of Manchester, Bolton and beyond
• Various itineraries to suit all tastes & pockets
• In-helicopter pilot commentary via headset intercom
Manchester City Tour



What's Included

• Helicopter sightseeing flight
• Flights are taken in either a Robingson R44 helicopter that can accommodate 3 passengers
• Exclusive flights for two are 15-18 minutes as per the City Tour itiniary

Exclusive Heli Buzz for Three
• 5 minute flight taking in the skyline of Manchester for up to 3 passengers

Heli Whoop
• 10 minute flight exploring the Manchester skyline and surrounding area

Best of Bolton
• 15 minute flight
• Fly over Chat Moss then South over the Reebok stadium before heading South over Atherton and Leigh before returning back to Barton

Manchester City Tour
• 15-18 Minute Flight
• Fly over the Trafford Centre, with sights of Old Trafford Cricket ground, Old Trafford football Stadium and HM prison Manchester. Head over to the Etihad Stadium before heading back to Barton

Lancashire Explorer
• 30 minute flight
• With views of the city skyline you will fly from Barton towards Rochdale, then follow the canal to Todmorden on the Southern edge of the Pennines. On to Bacup before heading back over the wind farm and Bury towards Manchester before landing back at the airport

What Can I Expect

Fancy a Manchester helicopter tour? Whether you know it as Cottonopolis or Warehouse City, Manchester from the air is a sight to behold. Even taking off is a huge thrill, as you'll be getting airborne in your heli from City Airport (Manchester Barton), a busy and bustling General Aviation airport.

Now you're gaining altitude (you'll be cruising in the air at between 1000 and 1500ft) the distinctive landmarks of of the City of Manchester will soon start to appear. Those on the 'Barton Buzz' will see the Manchester skyline whilst exploring the local area around Barton and those on the 'Heli Whoop' get to discover a little further afield.

Our fave helicopter tour is the Manchester City tour. You'll see all the best of Manchester from the air. You won't be able to miss the Beetham Tower on Deansgate at a whopping 47 storeys high. You'll also easily spot One Angel Square, one of the newest landmarks, praised for its sustainability. Be dazzled by the sleek and futuristic lines of the Manchester Civil Justice Centre - the centre of law and order in Manchester. Seeing MCJC from the air in your helicopter, you'll be able to appreciate the form of this award-winning building. And you can't ignore the very traditional Manchester Town Hall with its impressive clock tower.

Sports fan will love the 'Manchester City' itinerary, as the helicopter will head right over Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground, home to the Lancashire Cricket Club. Look at the finely manicured crease and check out the stands, but before you can say 'How is he?' you'll be on your way again, whisked off in your chopper over to Old Trafford and the Etihad stadia.

The 'Best of Bolton' is a winner for Wanderers fans, as you hover right over the Macron (formerly Reebok) Stadium and take in all the sights of the town centre too. This tour also sees the heli flying over the famous Chat Moss peat bog, now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest following the discovery of Romano-British Celt perfectly preserved peat bodies!

For the most comprehensive Manchester helicopter tour, we can recommend the Lancashire Explorer. For 30 minutes you will be packing in the big-hitter sights of the Manchester skyline and the countryside, from Rochdale to the Pennines and the wind farms of Bacup. You'll have a headset on throughout, so you can listen to the chopper pilot's commentary as you fly.


• Selected weekends between April and October
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• City Airport, Barton, Manchester

Suitable For

• Maximum weight 17 stone
• Minimum age 6
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are welcome to watch your departure and arrival

Anything Else

• Shared flights are sold on the basis that all seats are occupied. The helicopter operator will do its best to fill all the seats including offering the option to add another fare paying companion(s). Flights may be rescheduled in the event that all the seats cannot be filled. Any such situation will be communicated to you by the helicopter operator in advance of the flight date
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Manchester City Tour
Total Price£99.00
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