26 Must-See Virtual Tours From Around the World
Have you ever wanted to explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, walk on Mars or get up close and personal with a lion (or tiger, or bear)? Now you can do it all and from the comfort of your very own living room! From sharks to theme parks, this list of virtual tours from around the world is sure to have something for everyone.
For the Globetrotter
Grand Canyon – Sitting at over 22 miles long, 1,857 feet deep and 18 miles wide, the Grand Canyon offers visitors some truly breathtaking views.
The Pyramids of Giza – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza (and their construction) continue to mystify mankind to this day.
Great Wall of China – Did you know the Great Wall of China stretches over 3,000 miles across seven provinces? Click here to visit the wall and learn more.
Eiffel Tower – See one of the world’s most iconic monuments and the greater City of Paris in all its glory with the help of Google Arts and Culture.
Stonehenge – A prehistoric monument that has baffled experts for thousands of years, Stonehenge is the stuff of legends.
Note: From the Taj Mahal to the Roman Colosseum, you can explore many other great wonders of the world with the help of the Seven Wonders App
For the History Buff
British Museum –The British Museum’s world-famous collection spans over two million years and features nearly 50 online exhibits.
American Museum of Natural History – As one of the largest natural history museums on the globe, the American Museum of Natural History is comprised of 28 connected buildings and 45 permanent exhibition halls.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History contains over 145 million specimens, including fossils, animals, plants, meteorites, cultural artifacts and much more.
Sistine Chapel – Skip the line and see Michelangelo’s celebrated masterpiece in all its grandeur and beauty. When in Rome, you may want to consider visiting the Vatican’s other museums, as well.
Palace of Versailles – Dating back to the 17th century, the Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most extravagant castles in the world.
For the Animal Lover
San Diego Zoo – See your favourite animals in action with one of the zoo’s many live animal cams!
SeaWorld – SeaWorld’s virtual tour offers online visitors the chance to take part in a variety of interactive activities (including an adrenaline-pumping roller coaster ride).
Cincinnati Zoo – Every day at 3 pm EDT, the zoo hosts a Home Safari – where they highlight one of their amazing animals accompanied by a fun activity you can do at home.
Georgia Aquarium – From puffins to piranhas, the Georgia Aquarium features over 50 aquatic species.
Houston Zoo – Here too, the Houston Zoo offers online viewers the chance to enjoy a live look at a variety of different animals with their zoo webcams.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Located in Monterey, California, this aquarium offers a glimpse into the daily lives of sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, penguins and more.
For the Arts and Culture Aficionado
The Louvre – Home to many of the world’s most famous works of art (including the Mona Lisa) The Louvre is a must-see for both history and art lovers alike.
Google Arts Project: Street Art – The Google Arts Project: Street Art project allows viewers to explore some of the greatest graffiti works the world has to offer.
Musée d’Orsay – Once an old railway station, the Musée d’Orsay features works from famed artists such as Van Gough, Monet and Degas.
Van Gough Museum – Speaking of Van Gough, this Dutch art museum located in Amsterdam features the world's most extensive collection of the post-impressionist painter’s work.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Visit the Guggenheim’s online collection and gaze upon the works of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and many more.
For the Kids (Big and Small)
LEGOLAND® – LEGO® lovers are sure to appreciate this fun, totally awesome virtual tour of Florida’s LEGOLAND® theme park.
Walt Disney World – Explore the Walt Disney World Resort in its entirety, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Centre and the Animal Kingdom.
Celebrating Harry Potter – This one-of-a-kind virtual tour pays homage to all things Potter by transporting viewers to many magical places featured in the films.
Canada’s Wonderland – Thrill seekers will love taking a virtual POV trip on more than 30 of the park’s most popular rides – including the world’s fastest, longest and tallest rollercoaster.
Access Mars – This 3D replica of the Martian surface is totally out of this world!
For more great virtual tour ideas, see our previous post: The Ultimate List of Virtual Canadian Tours.
Sources: Techradar, Forbes, Good House Keeping, Mental Floss
Photo credits: freepik.com
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