As social distancing and working from home becomes to new norm for many people across the globe, there are plenty of new ways to immerse yourself to keep you sane and looking forward to where you can go on your next holiday.
Here are just some of the virtual tours available to enjoy with your friends and family, inspiring you with incredible national parks or allowing you to get your cruise fix with virtual tours of your favourite ships!
Fred. Olsen – Familiarise yourself with each of the Fred. Olsen cruise ships thanks to the cruise line’s 360-degree virtual tours. Walk through the decks and visit bars, lounges and restaurants, plus much more.
Hapag-Lloyd – Step aboard MS Europa 2 and enjoy exploring all there is to see with the virtual 360-degree tour. From suites and staterooms to the pool and spa, it’s a great way to check out the ship with ease.
Royal Caribbean – Having started displaying virtual tours of staterooms on their website, you can now explore Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate Family Suite for yourself enabling you to dream about a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday!
Buckingham Palace, London – From the Throne Room to the Grand Staircase, take a look behind the scenes of this royal residence and enjoy a virtual tour of the iconic building.
Blarney Castle, Ireland – Cork’s most-kissed landmark, this Irish castle is known for its luck so its been launched online so visitors don’t miss out on walking the castle gardens from home.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – Take a virtual walk along the stunning Cliffs of Moher and watch the sun set over this famous geological landmark.
Taj Mahal, India – Transport yourself to this beautiful world landmark and see this magnificent structure right before your eyes.
Eiffel Tower, Paris – Visit one of the world’s most widely recognised landmarks from your home and wander beneath the ironwork of this wonderful icon, or gaze upon the cityscape of Paris from the top.
Royal Botanic Gardens, London – From stunning landscapes to blooming pathways, take a virtual tour through the Royal Botanic Gardens with Google Street View.
Central Park, New York – Travel through the Big Apple’s greenery with an online audio tour offering 360-degree views of the park, exploring the history of the landmark as you go.
Grand Canyon, Arizona – Explore this famed canyon and learn about its archaeological history form the comfort of your armchair with 360-degree videos and plenty of information to broaden your knowledge.
Google Arts & Culture has gathered many more landmarks in one place, for visitors to travel the world with ease. Offering stunning views of the world’s most amazing landmarks, it’s a great way to explore from the comfort of your home.
The Louvre, Paris – Boasting some of the world’s most famous pieces, The Louvre has offers free online tours of three exhibits including Egyptian Antiquities.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington – Offering 360-degree tours of every exhibit, you can take your time exploring the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – Learn about the impressionist’s most famous works using Google Street View to get up close and personal.
British Museum, London – Bringing its artefacts and exhibits to life right before your eyes, explore the arts and cultures of the world with these virtual tours.
NASA, Washington – Launching the NASA at Home programme, enjoy virtual and augmented reality tours, e-books, podcasts and more with this online platform.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Visit one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions from home with the truly immersive experience – Rijksmuseum From Home , including audio and beautifully designed walk-throughs.
Google Arts & Culture has launched Hidden Worlds of the National Parks for a chance to explore some of the most beautiful natural wonders across North America. Allowing visitors to venture where only rangers wander, these interactive online tours are a great way to learn about the world.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado – Another national park to visit is the Rocky Mountain National Park which is allowing visitors to experience the sounds of the great outdoors. Using the park’s online sound library, virtual visitors can tune into the soundscapes of the wildlife, from birds to elk and squirrels.
As well as National Parks, Google Arts & Culture is also offering virtual tours of stages around the world to bring theatre-lovers together. Step inside iconic venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall or the Sydney Opera House and experience the grandeur of these beautiful places.
Walt Disney World, Florida – After closing to the public, Disney weren’t about to let visitors go without visiting the happiest place in the world (albeit, from your sofa). Enjoy touring parks such as Animal Kingdom, Epcot and the Magic Kingdom with Google Street View, as well as experiencing the rides in first-person with unofficial YouTube videos from Disney fan accounts.
LEGOLAND, Florida – Explore the LEGOLAND Florida Resort brick by brick and enjoy seeing the fun LEGO displays such as The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA.
Flamingo Land, Yorkshire – One of the UK’s most popular theme parks is allowing visitors to wander the park from home too, with a full 360-degree tour of its rides, animal enclosures and restaurants.
San Diego Zoo, California – Offering live cams and videos of your favourite animals, this zoo lets you get up close to giraffes, elephants, tigers and penguins from the comfort of your home.
National Aquarium, Maryland – A famous Baltimore attraction, this aquarium offers a 360-degree tour which allows you to wander its floors to spot dolphins, sharks and explore the tropical rainforests.
Chester Zoo, Cheshire – Opening its virtual gates to the public, Chester Zoo is hosting regular live videos on their Facebook and YouTube channels. Be prepared for close ups, fun facts and exclusive behind-the-scenes knowledge from the zookeepers.
Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland – Watch pandas, penguins, tigers, koalas and penguins live from your front room with the Edinburgh Zoo Webcams, perfectly set up to give you all the fun of the zoo at home.
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Have you been exploring the world virtually? Which is on your list to head to once the world returns to normality? Let us know in the comments below!