The Grand Tour
Flight Time: Approx. 60 minutes
$275 per person
See it all! The Grand Excursion helicopter tour includes all the best of Southern California’s sites from the sky. See Los Angeles and all its surrounding cities from Hollywood to the harbors by air. Your perspective begins by flying over the reenergized coastal city of Long Beach, gazing down on 8 miles of beach, multiple marinas and the largest combined port in North America, Los Angeles/Long Beach harbors. Seen from above, the bustling harbors often host the world’s largest ships that are welcomed by rows of enormous cranes unloading tens of thousands of Lego-like containers in assorted colors.
A fascinating contrast between nature and man, your helicopter tour flies you from the historic Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific to the pristine coves and rolling hills of Palos Verdes, spotted with rugged and empty pebble beaches that many Angelenos have never seen.
Flying on you enter the South Bay of Los Angeles, home of many a celebrity who may be watching you as you fly across Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beach. Moving into Santa Monica and its iconic pier and ferris wheel you fly into West LA and over the beautiful UCLA campus. Next on the list – Beverly Hills where you get a chance to sneak a peek into the playground of the infamous Playboy Mansion, then, it is off to Hollywood! You will clearly see the historic Sunset Strip, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre, Capitol Records building, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, Dodger Stadium and more. Turning home includes passes across the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles, Frank Gerry designed Disney Concert Hall, LA Live and the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, USC and the Shrine Auditorium.