With their luxurious cabins and safe, helium-filled hulls, airships were once the playground of millionaires, discriminating supervillians, and rock bands recording the Chipmunks versions of their songs. Discover the benefits of the second element with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $38 for a ground tour of the world’s largest airship for two (a $79.98 value)
- $75 for the tour for four (a $156.95 value)<p>
Guests go behind the scenes at Airship Ventures to ogle the world’s largest passenger airship. After a safety briefing, the group learns about airship and zeppelin history from expert guides while exploring World War II–era wooden blimp hangars and learning how an operating airfield functions.
Eureka is a fitting name for Airship Venture's 246-foot-long zeppelin, an astounding aeronautical innovation. Longer than a Boeing 747, the gentle behemoth takes to the skies after filling its hull with nonflammable helium gas. The great ship is run by husband-and-wife team Brian and Alex Hall, who channeled their entrepreneurial spirit and love of aeronautics into the US's first and only zeppelin. The airship soars over San Francisco regularly on tours of the city and surrounding area, and can even do long-distance flights to Los Angeles, the Sonoma Valley, or Never Never Land. Intrigued passengers can also take the ground tour to see the zeppelin and its inner workings up close.