Best Virtual Tours Around the World
We all know the difficulties surrounding travel during this Pandemic, so we plan to resort to new virtual travel experiences to cure our wanderlust. Let us take you through an all inclusive guide to the best virtual tours you can explore without actually leaving home.
Hamilton Island Queensland, Australia
This Island in Queensland Australia is known for its beautiful beaches and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef which makes for the most amazing views. These videos are found on YouTube and on them you can swim with the sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef, play golf at Hamilton's Island's Championship golf course, take a helicopter ride, or even sail on a famous yacht. All you need is a computer and a tropical drink to completely transport yourself!
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
Whether you want to take a stroll through the park or explore the palace, this virtual tour gives you the opportunity to see it all! The palace itself consists of over 1,400 rooms and is considered one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in Austria. Once you leave the palace, venture out into the gardens to see a full array of botanical beauty.
Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
The Christ the Redeemer statue looks over the city of Rio and is known as one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World." This sight symbolizes Christianity all over the world and the culture behind both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. To attend this virtual tour seamlessly, download the Google Arts and Culture app for iOS and Android.
Thinking about heading to Brazil post-pandemic? Check out our guide on the best things to do in Rio.
Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara Falls is a popular tourist destination for people all over the world which is found alongside the Canadian boarder in New York. The virtual reality tour allows for the complete experience and offers unique views below and behind the waterfall. Experience the power of the falls from various vantage points, and the best part, you won't need a rain poncho!
The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It was the former residence fo the emperor of China from the Ming dynasty until 1924. It is extremely well preserved which allows for a perfect virtual tour. The main areas of the complex that are a must-see include the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Imperial Gardens, the Meridian Gate, and the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Springs.
Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru
Machu Picchu is a visual wonder that needs to be seen. The virtual tour shows the fascinating sights with a 360 view of the ruins and lush green landscapes. The virtual guide also comes with a tour guide who narrates the journey in order to ensure you understand what you're looking at.
Can't get enough? Check out the top five places to see in Peru.
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
This beautiful historic gem sits above the city of Prague and serves as the official office for the president of the Czech Republic. This destination is extremely popular with over 1.8 million visitors a year. So, skip the lines and take this tour virtually to see all the same sights! If you prefer to take a walk through the city, take the virtual walking tour instead.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza were built for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, and are among the most famous tombs in the world. Originally, the pyramids held the royal mummies and their worldly effects to be used in the afterlife. Through the virtual tour you are welcome to explore the 4,500 year old pyramids that overlook the modern city of Cairo.
For more things to do in Egypt, check out our Cairo travel guide.
Chateau de Versailles, France
The palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682 to 1789 and has over 2,300 rooms. On the virtual tour, you are welcome to explore many of these rooms! You are encouraged to zoom in on artifacts, step into the 3D renderings of rooms, and stroll around the gardens. The easiest way to explore the virtual tour is through the Google Arts and Culture app.
Game of Thrones Tour, Iceland
Iceland's unique topography makes for the most amazing cinematography. If you're interested in the popular TV series Game of Thrones, I strongly encourage you attend the virtual tour of the amazing landscapes in Iceland. The tour shows scenes from the show alongside the places they were shot at. Every fan's dream!
Traveling during these unprecedented times is not an option, so it's vital for people who ache for travel to find something else to cure their fernweh. Doing these virtual tours is not only beautiful, but informative as well. Also, what a way to save money!
Interested in more travel-related activities to do during quarantine? Check out this blog on Wright Way Travel for more travel-inspiration ideas from the comfort of your home.