UK offers castle helicopter tours

24th Aug 2006

PremiAir Aviation is launching a new luxury historical tour, which enables individuals to visit some of the UK’s finest castles, without having to worry about time constraints or the hours of queuing traffic on the motorway. The company has created the ultimate day out visiting Kenilworth, Thornbury, and Berkeley Castles in a single day, ending with dinner, bed and breakfast in a top suite at Thornbury Castle. Up to nine passengers can travel together.

PremiAir can also design other bespoke helicopter tours to castles such as Hever, Blenheim Palace and Sudeley Castle. Passengers will be collected from a departure point most convenient to them and are then flown by helicopter to the historical destinations of their choice, or a suitable landing position very near by.

Neil Blackler, an accountant from Oxfordshire has just returned from a tour that he booked as a marriage proposal surprise for his girlfriend. He explains, “It captured both of our imaginations. Louise appreciated the romance of the castles and I have always wanted to go up in a helicopter!”

“Landing at Kenilworth was very special,” he continues. “We literally put down next to the castle walls. We felt very honoured having our own private tour, it was very personal and we got a lot more from it than we would have done in a larger group. We felt like celebrities as people looked over and asked us about arriving by helicopter - particularly the children. A few other visitors even came out to the fields as we left to wave us off.”

“Our tour at Berkeley Castle was conducted by Charles Berkeley himself,” adds Blackler. “He took us into areas of the castle that aren’t open to the general public, which was amazing. We then went on to our suite at Thornbury, which was superb. The service was first class and the food was out of this world. I would definitely recommend the castle tour to others - it far exceeded my expectations. It ran like clockwork thanks to PremiAir’s expert planning. Dealing with the team there added to our pleasure, as they devoted time and effort into organising the perfect trip. To top it all ” he concludes, “Louise said yes’!”


“This really is the ultimate best of Britain VIP experience,” explains David McRobert, Managing Director at PremiAir, the UK’s largest helicopter charter and management company. “Flying in a luxury VIP helicopter to the most beautiful and historic spots in England, followed by a stay in the exquisite Thornbury Castle - it’s a must do experience. The beauty of helicopter travel is its speed and flexibility; they can literally take you from point to point as there’s no requirement to land on an airport runway as jets do. Chartering a helicopter is generally less expensive than a jet and it may be landed in any suitable location - such as the grounds of a castle, or very close by.”

Prices for the Castle Tours start from GBP3,950 plus VAT for a private tour flying to Kenilworth Castle, Berkeley Castle and dinner, bed and breakfast at Thornbury Castle, with a chauffeur car back home the following day - based on a group size of 4 people.


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