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Take to the skies over New York with a 25 minute helicopter tour soaring above the skyscrapers of Manhattan. See the stunning city from the air and stay at the beautiful Carlton Hotel. Tailor-make your perfect New York trip. Let us know what you want to do and we will arrange it for you.

time difference


5-8 hours behind the UK

flight time


7-11 hours direct from UK

The Carlton Hotel

You'll stay at the beautiful Carlton Hotel centrally located. It combines Old World charm with excellent service. It enjoys a beautiful façade and elegant interior design. Excellently situated on Madison Avenue with its exclusive shops and art galleries, the popular areas of Gramercy Park and Flatiron are just a few steps away.

We can, of course, tailor the itinerary to include your favourite hotel or upgrade you to a host of stunning properties. Scroll down for our full list.

Recommended Accommodation:
Carlton Hotel New York 4*
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Helicopter Tour

See the entire City of New York on a comprehensive 25-minute helicopter tour of the Big Apple. As well as the most popular sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and New York Harbor, you will fly over Central Park, landmarks like the George Washington Bridge and New Yankee Stadium, and enjoy spectacular views over New York's five boroughs on this Grand Island helicopter tour.

Taking off from Manhattan's Downtown Heliport, you will fly past the former US Army post of Governor's Island to get a close-up of the majestic Statue of Liberty, a nineteenth century gift from the people of France. You'll then soar over beautiful Battery Park to reach the site of Ground Zero, scene of the tragedies of September 11, 2001.

Your flight will proceed along the Hudson River past Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and the bright lights of bustling Times Square before continuing north to reach New York's world-famous Central Park, an oasis in the urban landscape.

Sports fans will be thrilled as your helicopter rounds the bases of the New Yankee Stadium, the world's third most expensive stadium when completed in 2009. You will then fly over George Washington Bridge and head back over Manhattan to take in New York's world-famous skyline featuring the Empire State Building, the Met Life Building and the art deco magnificence of the Chrysler Building. 

You'll see the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and fly over the Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. The aerial views of the United Nations Building and South Street Seaport are unforgettable as your flight brings you back to New York Harbor over Ellis Island, the first stop on American soil for over 20 million immigrants.

Whether this is your first time in New York City or you are a regular visitor to the Big Apple, a New York Grand Island Helicopter Flight is a thrilling way to see this great city and its five boroughs!

Please note: The listed price does not include a US $30 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in

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Optional Upgrade - New York Edition 5*

Centrally located on 24th Street and Madison Avenue, The New York EDITION sits directly across from New York's iconic Madison Square Park. Originally built in 1909 as the headquarters for The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, the historic 41-story clock tower is an iconic landmark.

The hotel features 273 guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the city and you'll also find an 1,650 square foot state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa located on the 39th floor.

Recommended Accommodation:
New York Edition 5*
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Optional Upgrade - Sixty Soho 4*

Sixty Soho is located not far from the 2nd Avenue Lower East Side subway station. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with black accents. Each is equipped with a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. In the on-site restaurant guests may enjoy sushi and other Japanese appetisers along with fresh signature dishes such as pork ribs, fried rice and a selection of roasted meats. Featuring modern decor, an outdoor pool and a large fitness and renewal centre, this establishment is sure to please even the most discerning guests.

Recommended Accommodation:
Sixty Soho 4*
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Optional Upgrade - The James 4*

The James New York brings luxury liberated from tradition to Soho. Located on the corner of Thompson and Grand the newly built property is conceived and designed as a locally inspired community focused and environmentally thoughtful hotel.

The James New York features the award-winning David Burke Kitchen. Several outdoor spaces throughout the hotel including an urban garden and rooftop pool deck and bar. A two story glass wall in The Sky Lobby offers views of the urban garden along with area views of the hotel's neighbouring sculpture garden.

The rooftop bar features panoramic views of both the East and Hudson rivers and offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking a pool with private cabanas.

Recommended Accommodation:
The James New York 4*
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Optional Upgrade - The Standard High Line 4*

The Standard High Line 18-storey tower arches over the famous high line and is located on the mighty Hudson River in the heart of downtown Manhattan's meatpacking district.

The hotel boasts 338 rooms with floor to ceiling windows, spectacular views, The Standard Grill, Outdoor Biergarten, as well as a 1,150 square foot glass-enclosed gym and complimentary wireless internet connection everywhere.

Recommended Accommodation:
The Standard High Line 4*
The Standard High Line
Optional Upgrade - Langham Place 5*

The Langham Place New York is a Fifth Avenue Hotel that soars more than 60 storeys above the famed Midtown stretch of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

Occupying one of the finest spots in the entire city, The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue offers guest rooms and amenities that live up to such a prestigious address, enveloping you in luxurious splendour.

Relax in the first-floor bar with a vintage wine from the cellars, then ascend the grand, sweeping staircase to The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue's inspired fine dining restaurant. Invigorate yourself in the full-featured spa with its rejuvenating Ice Cave, Aqua Grotto and Hammam. The expansive luxury of your inner sanctum awaits, each touch point meticulously custom crafted. The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue surrounds you with tranquility and understated elegance, silencing the clamor of New York City when you are ready for repose.

Once inside this luxurious sanctuary, you may even hear the whisper of the city. 

Recommended Accommodation:
Langham Place New York 5*
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Optional Upgrade - Soho Grand 5*

The Soho Grand is a luxury boutique hotel with an elegant touch of class and is situated in the famous New York neighbourhood of SoHo, surrounded by Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown.

The National 9/11 Memorial, the Financial District with the renowned Wall Street and Battery Park are within walking distance, the famous attractions of Midtown Manhattan are within easy reach.

Recommended Accommodation:
Soho Grand 5*
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