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“great way to see venice”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Heliair Venice - CLOSED

Heliair Venice
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“great way to see venice”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

the service was great as they picked us up at the navel museum and took us to the town airport, which we departed from in about 5 minutes of time. we took the extended trip for 330 euros each but it was well worth it. i especially enjoyed looking at the dyke dam system being built to deal with rising water levels. so many islands and history, the only way u could cover all this is with these guys

Visited August 2012
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Magical views on Venice from an art deco paradise!”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We took the Heliair tour a year or two ago from a couple of chaps on the waters edge close to St Marks square. The offer of a private water taxi to the Lido, a helecoptor flight over the lagoon and return back didn't seem possible for not much more than 30 euros each even if it was an introductiory offer.

We cautiously agreed to what would be one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We asked people leaving the taxi if we should do it and without a common language it was clear that they were overwhealmed. An experience that soon followed for us.

Within minutes we were sped across the lagoon to the edge of the Lido in a beautiful boat, I felt like a movie star and started to think that even if everything went wrong with the deal this would still be an experience that could never be repeated!

We arrived at the impossibly glamorous Nicelli airport http://www.aeroportonicelli.it/ where we were told that our flight was delayed and so were offered drinks from a perfectly restored deco bar to be taken on a terrace over the landing strip.

A glass of prosecco later we were being belted into a helecoptor for the ride of our lives. Only a few minutes but a breathtaking view all across the lagoon before landing and being escorted back to our beautiful boat.

A thrilling sunset ride across the lagoon and not much more than an hour later we were transported back where we we started.

It still feels like a beautiful dream and would reccommend it to anyone even if the price is now much higher as I imagine it would be.

I think that there is a restaurant at the Arport Nicelli which I would dearly love to visit, I would be glad to hear information as I imagine it would be quite wonderful.

If you get the chance do it - you won't regret it!!!

Visited September 2011
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