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Elevated Experience: An Helicopter Tour in Porto


Witnessing a city from above is a magical experience, and Porto is no exception. Renowned for its historic charm, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, Porto reveals a unique perspective when viewed from the sky. In this article, we delve into the incredible experience of a helicopter tour over Porto, highlighting the breathtaking views, key landmarks, and what you can expect from this unforgettable adventure.

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In recent years, helicopter tours have gained popularity as a captivating way to explore Portugal. Offering a bird's-eye view of the country, these tours present a novel and thrilling method to appreciate its beauty and complexity. As urban mobility evolves, helicopters enable both locals and tourists to experience iconic sights from a unique vantage point with ease.


Helicopter tours in Porto typically range from ten minutes to one hour, providing ample time to soak in the panoramic views. Most tours depart from the heliport near the Douro River, offering a convenient starting point for your aerial adventure.

Why opt for a Helicopter Tour?

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Helicopter tours present several advantages over traditional sightseeing methods:

Unique Perspective: Observing Porto from above lets you see the city in its entirety, appreciating its layout and the connections between different neighborhoods.

Time-Efficient: In a brief span, you can cover a vast area and view multiple landmarks, making it an ideal choice for those with limited time.

Memorable Experience: The excitement of flying, paired with the stunning views, ensures an unforgettable experience that you'll treasure long after the tour concludes.

The Ultimate Helicopter Experience

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A decade ago, the journey began with Lisbon Helicopters, a tourism company with a team skilled in offering tourist flights over Portugal's capital and nationwide passenger transportation. This expertise originated from their affiliation with the Helibravo Aviation Group, which has three decades of experience in aerial work, particularly with helicopters.

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The company offers four distinct routes for exploring the city and the Douro River. Among these, the "Porto Douro Route" includes a journey across the Arrábida Bridge, through Porto's historic center, and past notable landmarks such as the Luís I, Infante Dom Henrique, Dona Maria Pia, São João, and Freixo bridges. The tour also includes visits to the Serra do Pilar Monastery and the renowned Port wine cellars. This comprehensive experience lasts approximately ten minutes.

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The "Porto Foz Route" extends the exploration beyond the six bridges featured in the previous route. It includes the historic center of Porto, the Serra do Pilar Monastery, and the Port wine cellars, stretching further to Foz do Douro and the Port of Leixões. This extended journey lasts approximately 15 minutes.

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For those seeking a more expansive adventure, the "Porto Atlântico Route" encompasses not only the six bridges, the Serra do Pilar Monastery, the Port wine cellars, the historic city center, and the Foz area but also ventures to Miramar and the Chapel of Senhor da Pedra. This enriching experience extends over approximately 20 minutes.

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For those seeking a truly immersive experience, the "Rota Douro Vinhateiro" not only explores the highlights of Porto but also extends to Régua, passing by the Crestuma Dam. This extensive journey spans just over an hour.

All tours begin and end at the Massarelos Heliport, conveniently located on the right bank of the Douro River near the Arrábida Bridge. Tours are available from Wednesday to Sunday, operating between 9 am and 6 pm, with a break for lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm. To secure your booking, simply contact us, and we'll handle all the arrangements for you.

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