Discover Majestic Mont-Blanc and one of Europe’s oldest city states with a private aerial tour, on a royal helicopter no less, with a new heli adventure from Amazing Monaco.
The money-soaked principality of Monaco is renowned for enchanting the world’s most discerning luxury travellers with new and unique experiences, from its coveted Formula One street race, to the Old School luxury of its casino and Michelin-starred restaurants. Its superb location on the European Riviera and its status among the jet-owning, mega-yacht cruising ultra-wealthy ensure unforgettable experiences at every turn.
The newest from Amazing Monaco VIP Experience is a helicopter tour to Mont-Blanc in France that allows the well-heeled the chance to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Alps and lunch in a picturesque alpine restaurant, before the scenic cruise back to the principality by late afternoon.
The half-day journey promises to be one of the world’s most incredible helicopter adventures; operated by MONACAIR, the exclusive provider of all helicopter transport for Monaco’s royal family and government, as well as for visiting heads of state, this unique tour is operated with a state-of-the-art Airbus H130 helicopter, accommodating up to six passengers.
The tour departs from Monaco at 10:30am, arriving in time for a leisurely lunch at the Refuge of Tornieux, an authentic alpine chalet built in 1892 in a pristine mountain pasture. The traditional chalet was recently transformed into a charming mountain retreat and its terrace restaurant, facing Mont-Blanc in all its glory, is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal of traditional bougnettes, raclette and other classic French dishes.
After lunch, guests set off on a tour of the iconic Mont-Blanc, or ‘White Mountain’, famed for its summit, which is perennially covered in ice and snow. The highest peak in the Alps, Mont-Blanc rises 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level, and is the 11th tallest peak on earth.
The spellbinding tour takes visitors around the otherwise inaccessible icy peaks to discover a fairytale world in snowy white for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience – all from the comfort and safety of a luxury helicopter. Travellers then return to Monaco by helicopter, landing at the city’s bustling heliport in time for Mediterranean sundowners.
The price of the MONACAIR Helicopter Tour is €8,000 (US$8,920) per trip, including lunch at the Refuge of Tornieux, the tour of the Mont-Blanc, and VIP mini-van transfers from any of the principality’s hotels. www.monacair.mc