The legendary skyline of Barcelona is best experienced by air through a Barcelona helicopter tour. Available for long distance as well as short distance rides, these tours are the best way to discover and enjoy the beauty of Barcelona. One of the primary advantages of taking a tour by air as opposed to land or sea is that one would be able to view the breath-taking grids and patterns formed by the avenues and streets in the city. Besides, there is nothing fancier than having a bird’s eye view of the city and flying over the popular tourist attractions.

What You Should Know about taking an helicopter in Barcelona

One of the best ways to ‘get a high’ is by taking a sightseeing helicopter tour when in the city. This is a thrilling experience both for the young as well as the not-so-young! Tourists can marvel at the capital’s iconic sights and spots from the air. Some of the must-see sites in case of this kind of tour would be the old port, the marina, the Olympic Stadium, La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and of course the long stretch of beach next to the Mediterranean Sea. This exciting and enjoyable way of seeing Barcelona for what it really is will definitely be a worthwhile experience, especially if this is the first time you’re headed to Barcelona.

On an average, these helicopter tours take about 12-15 minutes. One can opt for a recorded audio commentary or a guide in order to make the most of this tour. In the event of bad weather, which is quite rare, the tour will be cancelled on the scheduled date and alternatively the booking will be shifted to the next available/convenient date.

A tip here would be to have a light meal before flying, especially for those who have motion sickness. After all, it would be a shame to miss out on enjoying the flight due to nausea! For those bitten by the shutterbug, ensure that you wear dark clothing without patterns so as to reduce the glare from the helicopter’s windows and for better photographs. Also, ensure that you select the tour from a company having good safety record and experienced pilots.

End the Tour on a High Note

Nothing can top off the experience of a helicopter ride, unless you end it on another high note! To ensure that you make the most of the day try dining out at one of the most popular restaurants in the city: Opium Barcelona. The restaurant cum nightclub is a favourite, both of the locals as well as the tourists. By day, Opium Barcelona is the ideal choice for a beachside outdoor lunch as the terrace overlooks the Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta.

By night, the restaurant turns into a trendy dining out place with hip music, happening crowd, delicious food and of course the coolest club in town is in the same building too! Thus, one can consider dancing the night away in the club, which is frequented by popular DJs and artists from around the world like Avicii, DJ Hardwell, Bob Sinclair, David Guetta, etc.