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$166.27 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot Air Balloon Champagne Flight from Shaftesbury

Come ballooning over beautiful Dorset and see the rolling countryside and pretty villages and towns from above. The flight will last about an hour but you will be with your crew for 3-4 hours. The experience also includes a glass of champagne and a flight certificate.On arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and then taken to the launch site that has been chosen for that day. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and drift over beautiful villages and countryside.On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! They will then return you to the meeting point and present you with your certificate signed by your pilot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch this moment.You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet between 5.30am and 6.30am and in the evening, usually two to three hours before sunset. It's recommended that you dress in clothing suitable for a countryside walk and the weather/temperature for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note ballooning is weather dependent.If you've ever wanted to see Dorset from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the town of Shaftesbury and surrounding countryside from above. Aerosaurus Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from various hand-picked launch sites across the South West England.

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Dorset and Jurassic coast tour from Bath

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, Shaftesbury, Dorset, EnglandThe route to the south coast takes us through some beautiful ´Thomas Hardy´countryside. Our first stop is Shaftesbury, an old market town and home to the famous, cobbled Gold Hill. Here you get the chance to have a quick refreshment stop with a scenic view from outside the Abbey Museum.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandAt Lulworth Cove you can stroll along the beach of look out to sea from the cafe, a converted boat shed. Here you have the option to take a short walk along the coastal path to the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, formed from the Portland limestone beds. (early lunch stop option if not walking to Durdle Door)NB* The coastal path walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door takes approximately 30 minutes each way.Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At: Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, EnglandContinuing our journey eastwards, we head towards Corfe, where the castle ruins tower above the village. Here there is plenty to do and see: visit the castle itself with views across the sea and land, Take lunch in a cafe or pub, browse through the galleries and antique shops, take a short ride on the steam railway or visit the model village complete with castle, all in miniature and set in an English tea garden. (lunch stop option). Optional admission to Corfe Castle is not included (free to National Trust members).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury, Wiltshire, EnglandOn the way back we will break the journey half an hour stop in the beautiful city of Salisbury. We may be lucky enough to catch Evensong at the Cathedral. Admission to Salisbury Cathedral is by donation towards the running costs of the cathedral.Duration: 30 minutes

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