Eclectic and enchanting, the English landscape offers a wonderful paradox. Every angle is different. Each feels like the quintessential image of the country. On this unique tour of England, you spend six days flying across England and Scotland by helicopter, basking in all the evocative panoramas. Fly above world-renowned historical landmarks, breathtaking cities, and hidden lakes. All while piecing together the redolent puzzle of English landscapes.
London – A Relaxed Welcome to the Capital
London's skyline pulls you in many directions. Looking east, there's a futuristic expanse of skyscrapers. To the west, spreading out along the Thames, are the iconic markers of England's past, like Big Ben and Westminster. The London Eye towers above, and there are tenements spilling south on the opposite of the river. From the ground, there's never an uninterrupted skyline view. But you'll keep glimpsing it all as you wander around London on your first day. Get greeted at the airport and transferred to a five-star hotel in the heart of the city. Within a few steps of the lobby is the River Thames, and from here, you can get a glimpse of the architecture offered by the city. Enjoy an easy day, relax and reenergize at the hotel, and prepare for the flying that starts tomorrow. Consider learning more about your potential travel agents for England tours, and see how they are able to customize your itinerary to the finest level.
London to Windsor to Oxfordshire – An Aerial Tour of the Famous London Sights
Oxford to Bath – Cruising Above The Cotswolds and Quintessential England
Shropshire to Liverpool to Lake District – Immersed in the Rural Sentinels of England
Lake District to Edinburgh – Flying Above the Wilderness of Northern England
Moray Firth to Loch Ness to Inverness – Exploring the Splendor of Scotland
Yorkshire Dales to York to Cambridge – Undulating Hills Blurring into the Cultivated South
Cambridge to London – Departure
- Savor the whole island with six days of private helicopter journeys, the unique route revealing the breadth and depth of quintessential England
- Become part of the skyline and cruise above the world-famous monuments of London, each reveling in their size and grandeur
- Swoop across England's iconic southern countryside and the fairytale pastures of The Cotswolds
- Admire the wild and rugged hills of Northern England, the helicopter swooping above the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and untouched Northumberland
- Bask in the beauty of rural Scotland with two days of flying above lochs, remote castles, and iconic glens
- Explore timeless cities from the ground, including Oxford, Bath, York, and Edinburgh
- Complement the aerial luxury with a handpicked collection of stunning hotels, stately homes, and boutique cottages
Experiencing England from air imbues a wonderful paradox. Each landscape and every angle appear very different; the rugged hills of the Yorkshire Dales, oak-lined rivers in the Cotswolds, vast castles, intriguing cities, cute villages, coastlines that rise with tumultuous tones. With six days of flying, there's thousands of postcard panoramas, each with few similarities to the last. Every angle seems to reflect the very definition of England. As you gaze from the large helicopter window, you can't help thinking, “Ah, this is England.” Only for the same words to be uttered five minutes later. The landscapes and sights are seductively diverse. But each feels iconic and quintessential as if every single vista feels ready to represent England in live high-definition.
With this unique itinerary, you spend six days flying. A private helicopter charter takes you the length and breadth of the country, crossing from London to Oxford to Bath, then to the Lake District and Scotland. Returning south, you chart an eastern path, soaring through Yorkshire towards Cambridge. The tour runs at a relaxed pace, with daily stops for you to explore on the ground before taking to the skies again. For example, you fly over London before taking in the enormity of Windsor Castle. Touch down on the ground, explore the state apartments and ancient turrets, then fly onwards to Oxfordshire. With a helicopter, the aerial sightseeing is complemented by the ease and convenience of travel. In just six days of flying, you can travel from London and the south to the remote landscapes of Loch Ness and Northern Scotland. And then back again. All at a very leisurely pace.
Sometimes it's the countryside that inspires. Great folds of green hills divided by stone walls; wisps of mist rising from hidden lakes; sheep scattered across precipitous coastal cliffs or the jagged rise of Scotland's peaks. At other times, it's the grandeur of England's history. Monumental castles standing unbowed, centuries-old cathedral spires that still dominate city skylines, magnificent Tudor homes surrounded by moats. And then there's the wealth of architecture, revealed as you soar above cities and admire their design. With a helicopter, you fly high enough to take in the scale. But low enough to take in all the intimate details. Gaze one way and rural England spills onto the horizon. Look the other and you clearly make out the turrets of an 11th-century castle.
The helicopter itinerary covers all of England and a large sweep of Scotland. It's customizable on the day, with the pilot able to subtly change the route to take in any special interests. The focus is always on ensuring you have the maximum opportunity to view the two countries from the air. Complementing the helicopter journeys are a handcrafted collection of England's finest accommodations. Picture rustic cottages, stately homes, and boutique guesthouses tucked away from the world.
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$5,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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