Home Office Holiday: Satisfy Your Wanderlust With These 6 Virtual Tours
It’s been a couple of weeks now that we’ve been spending a majority of our days indoors. A lot of us are working from home, binging trashy series, eating (too much) and perhaps starting to fantasize about a holiday. But the excitement is often short-lived as we know all too well that the dream of packing the suitcase and jetting off won’t be a reality for a while.
But fear not! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can now explore the world and have unique experiences from the comfort of your home. So strap yourself in for an armchair adventure and check out our favourite virtual adventures below!
1. The Louvre, Paris
The world’s most famous museum usually welcomes 10 million visitors a year, but at the moment the only way to catch a glimpse of the Louvre’s treasures is online. This collection of 360° HD tours allows you to peruse Egyptian antiquities from the Pharaonic period or explore the remains of the Louvre’s Moat – all without the crowds!
Escape the four walls of your apartment and take a tour around the ‘world’s holiest city’. This 360° video immerses you in the most historical and beautiful sites of Israel’s capital – there is even an audio guide to explain the significance of each location. Like all the tours in this list, it’s completely free, so crank up the quality to full and enjoy!
3. Central Park, New York City
A destination that needs no introduction – Central Park is one of the most well-known sights in the world. But this virtual tour gives a unique perspective as you can ‘walk’ around this iconic destination that many of us only have seen in films. So pull up a chair and get lost in this park that’s bigger than the whole nation of Monaco!
4. Vatican City Museums
As one of the hardest-hit areas during this crisis, Italy is currently on a strict lockdown, but this virtual tour allows you to go behind the scenes of one of the most intriguing destinations in the country – Vatican City. There are seven different tours available, all in stunning 360° high definition, including the Sistine Chapel where you can experience the breathtaking work of Michelangelo. Culture from the couch!
5. Buckingham Palace, London
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the heavily-guarded gates of Buckingham Palace? Experiencing the interior of the Queen’s residence is usually reserved for the crème de la crème of society, but with this virtual tour you can check out Lizzy’s house in your PJs! The tour consists of three areas, The Throne Room, Grand Staircase and the White Drawing Room, each one as impressive as the next.
6. Planet Earth
Are you more of an ‘off the beaten path’ traveller? Then don’t forget about good old Google Earth! Launched in 2001, this revolutionary service allows you to go literally anywhere in the world. Try out the new feature called ‘Voyager’, which includes interactive guided tours and quizzes that aim to help educate everyone about the world – all without leaving home!
Welcome back jet setter. We hope this list allowed you to escape, even if it was just for a few minutes. Now go finish that puzzle you started!