From online exhibitions to historical museums and virtual safari's, many iconic sites worldwide are offering free virtual tours. Here are the top places you can explore through the power of technology.
The Louvre, Paris
Have a look through the world’s largest art museum. The Louvre can be found within the Louvre palace beside the Seine River in Paris. In this virtual museum tour, you'll be able to see many of the museums' permanent collections including Egyptian antiques, the Remains of the Louvre's Moat, and the lavish arts of the Galerie d'Apollon, not to mention the iconic Mona Lisa.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
While you're in Paris, why not head to the top of the Eiffel Tour too. You can be sure to soak up the beautiful views.
The Vatican, Rome
Take a virtual walk through the magnificent painted walls of the Vatican. In each room, you’ll find renaissance art, from paintings to sculptures. No surface is left undecorated in this huge example of excellent Roman craftsmanship. Explore the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and more.
Machu Picchu, southern Peru
You can see the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Take a tour of this most majestic of places without ever having to leave your house. You can experience 360-degrees of stunning views. Move through the different sections to see the wonder from all angles.
With one of the most impressive 360 views available, the largest aquarium in Europe can be explored without having to go to Valencia. Oceanogràfic is an enormous place with many weird and wonderful sea creatures. As you click your way through the place, you can see close-up images and watch videos of people interacting with the animals. Expect cuteness overload.
The British Museum, London
You can discover the incredible history of our world from The The British Museum virtual tour. Move through the virtual timeline and filter by country and category to find treasures of the past.
The Great Wall of China, (Northern China mostly)
The impressive Great Wall of China was built in the Ming Dynasty between the 13th and 16th centuries. You can virtually travel along the wall, taking in the breath-taking views and admire the effort that went into building such a large and impressive structure.
Take a walk across the Shibuya crossing and more with a 3-minute tour of Tokyo. Thanks to the Japan National Tourism Organization, you can immerse yourself in a 360-degree virtual reality video that lets you do just that, plus ride in a Tuk Tuk, feed some deer and meet a sumo wrestler.
A safari tour, South Africa
You can see live-streams of broadcasters going on game drives to record animals in their natural habitat. Just like real safari’s, you could see anything from hyenas to lions and buffalos.
The Taj Mahal, Mumbai
Hailed as one of the most beautiful buildings globally, it's no wonder the Taj Mahal is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a trip to Agra and take in a wealth of cultural and historical treasures set in the classical gardens of the famous Golden Triangle.
Georgia Aquarium, Georgia, USA
If you're an underwater fan, you'll be delighted to know that you can observe 50 aquatic species from the safety of your sofa. The Georgia Aquarium has everything from sea lions to Beluga Whales, and you can view many of them via webcam.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
A virtual visit to the Van Gogh Museum will allow you to see over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and over 750 personal letters by Vincent van Gogh. This is the most extensive collection of his artworks in the world.
Athens Acropolis, Athens
Visit the ancient city of Athens and see the Athens Acropolis, a must-visit location for history fanatics. This cultural hotspot features the iconic Parthenon and popular sites such as the Theatre of Dionysus, and you'll be able to see it all with this beautiful virtual tour.
And there you have it, our top travel experiences through virtual tours. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Remember to switch your sunglasses for blue light glasses to protect yourself from digital eye strain no matter what city you're in.