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Washington D.C. Day Trip from Manhattan by Helicopter

Washington D.C. Day Trip from Manhattan by Helicopter

By Wings Air Helicopters
The Capital of the United States of America is not only the home to the President's but also to renowned museums, monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods and true local flavor. Helicopter charters are a convenient and safe alternative to the 5-hour drive, especially if you are looking to make the most of your time. Your private helicopter will conveniently depart from your preferred Manhattan heliport and land at small airport near Washington D.C., only a short drive from the most popular attractions. Upon arrival in Washington D.C. you will have up to 4-5 hours to explore, visit historic sites and have lunch while your helicopter waits. After 4-5 hours you will return to the airport and conclude the day with a smooth helicopter flight back to Manhattan and quick skyline tour before landing. Flight time approximately 90 minutes each way. Meal and attraction costs and ground transportation costs in Washington D.C. are not included in the price of this experience.
per group (up to 5)
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Roundtrip Helicopter Charter
  • Temporary Fuel Surcharge
What's not included
  • Cost of Meals, Ground Transportation, Activities in Washington D.C.
  • Holiday Surcharges (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    West 30th St Heliport, NY-9A, New York, NY 10011, USA
  • Option 2
    TSS Heliport, E 34th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Weekdays only
  • Option 3
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Downtown Manhattan/Wall Street Heliport
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7030P32

    • Most travelers can participate
    • Maximum weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per person and 500 lbs (226 kg) combined in 2-passenger R44 helicopter. Maximum passenger height in R44 helicopter is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).
    • Maximum weight 1000 lbs (453 kg) combined in 5-passenger Airbus helicopters.
    • Due to limited storage space available on board the amount of luggage helicopters can transport will be affected by the number and weight of passengers. We are happy to arrange for excess luggage to be transported by car, if necessary (additional fee applies).
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent.
    • Children under 2 years old fly at no cost if they can safely fit on parent's lap.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions and helicopter maintenance; if canceled due to these reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Wings Air Helicopters LLC assumes no liability for any services (ground transportation, photography, catering, hotel, etc.) arranged on client’s behalf with third parties.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7030P32

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