We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Get a bird's eye view of Chicago and its amazing architectural heritage during this 15-minute helicopter flight covering some the city's most famous landmarks. The amazing skyscrapers and beautiful parks of the Windy City, set along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, offer the perfect setting for this sky-high sightseeing excursion.

    Start your helicopter ride at Chicago Vertiport at a time of your choice. Rides leave from the airport on the hour starting at 9am and running through 4pm every day. Buckle up and take off for an incredible ride past some of the most famous sights in Chicagoland. Skim the coast of Lake Michigan, passing Navy Pier and nearby Lincoln Park. Soon a number of Chicago's iconic skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Building and Trump Tower, will come into view. 

    You'll also be able to catch a glimpse of famous Chicago sporting venues including the United Center (home of the Bulls and Blackhawks), Soldier Field (home of the Bears), plus see the sprawling Grant Park and the nearby Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum. Along the edge of Grant Park you'll also spot the cutting-edge architecture of Millennium Park, designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, a site that is best-appreciated from above.

    If you have any questions along the way, feel free to make use of your two-way headset, which the pilot will use to answer any questions about the sights you'll view along the way. The helicopter is also fully-heated, meaning you can enjoy this amazing aerial flight during any time of year. Finish your ride by landing back at Chicago Vertiport 15 minutes later.  Tour route is subject to change.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Vertiport Chicago Heliport, 1339 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Free parking
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wear comfortable clothes; sunglasses and/or hat recommended
    • All passengers must weigh less than 300 lbs (136kg); this is a limitation from the aircraft manufacturer
    • All passengers must be big enough to occupy a seat (typically age 5)
    • Not appropriate for infants and no lap-held children are allowed
    • Maximum of 4 passengers
    • Minimum of 2 passengers
    • All passengers including children must have ID/passport or you may be denied your flight
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (22)
    Filter reviews
    2 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    See what travellers are saying:
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    Reviewed March 1, 2019

    Our tour was cancelled through no fault of Rotorzen as the weather was terrible and it wasn't suitable to fly. Although the weather was bad we had received no confirmation that the trip was to be cancelled so when we arrived at the heliport we...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Tom D
    Reviewed March 14, 2018

    Captain Jake took my son (9 years old) and myself up. I am a linebacker size guy and needed to pay a tad extra for the weight infraction, but the company accommodated us with a bigger helicopter. Fortunately I was not dangled like cattle in...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Craig P
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour staff and past visitors.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:
    Travellers Also Viewed
    Viator VIP: Chicago Helicopter Tour...
    2 Reviews
    from US$169.99*
    Private Chicago City Sights...
    7 Reviews
    from US$174.50*
    Chicago by Night Helicopter Tour
    38 Reviews
    from US$149.00*
    $55 Discover Chicago Tour - Premium
    2 Reviews
    from US$65.00*
    Frequently bought together
    Chicago Architecture River Cruise
    3,945 Reviews
    from US$41.44*
    Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
    650 Reviews
    from US$27.00*
    Skydeck Chicago Admission
    763 Reviews
    from US$22.00*
    Special Offer
    Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
    641 Reviews
    from US$35.95*
    Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
    650 Reviews
    from US$27.00*
    Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
    1,980 Reviews
    from US$37.00*
    Special Offer
    Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
    641 Reviews
    from US$35.95*
    Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    631 Reviews
    from US$29.00*