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30.03.2020

Best Virtual Travel Experiences to Enjoy

Most of the countries have shut down their borders or paused international travel due to the new coronavirus. However, there are still ways to travel in the comfort of your own house. All you need is a strong internet connection. 

We listed the top virtual travel experiences you can enjoy online. If you are lucky enough to have a VR kit or console, you can turn these immersive VR travels into a family activity. 

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Discover Cities in VR 

City Tour of Istanbul, Turkey 

Explore the famous landmarks in Istanbul in this 360° video

The city where the West meets the East is home to amazing structures; from churches turned into mosques to towers and fortresses built by the Romans. Visit this unique city virtually to see its old stone-paved streets, historic wood houses and gorgeous ancient mosques. 

The video features a view of Golden Horn, the Galata Tower, Taksim Square, the historic neighbourhood of Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, view from inside the Blue Mosque and more. 

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Sights and Sounds of Tokyo, Japan 

Experience Tokyo in this 360° video of time-lapses filmed in different locations. 

Tokyo is a manifestation of a traditional culture meeting modern life. The city centre is cinematic; filled with fast walking, working people and sleepless shops' colourful lights. However, when cherry blossom season comes, people seek refuge in nature at Rikugien Gardens. 

The video starts at the Rainbow Bridge, moves to the Meiji Temple, shows the famous Shibuya crossing and ends with flying over the city. 

Heritage Sites in Morocco 

Visit the famous heritage sites in Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and the Merzouga desert and more with this 360° video

Morocco is an ancient country enriched by stories of war, independence, royalty as well as the diverse civilizations that previously lived here. That’s why there are so many heritage sites in Morocco along with nature. From strolling in spice markets to camel rides on the desert, Morocco takes Westerners to a movie-like reality. 

So thanks to the video, you can visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the medieval fortified Muslim necropolis Chellah, the UNESCO World Heritage Oudayas Kasbah (citadel), Royal Stables and more. 

Gondola Ride in Venice, Italy 

Go for a gondola ride with this 360° video of the beautiful Venice. 

Deemed as one of the most romantic cities, Venice has been a source of inspiration for many artists over the centuries. It’s incredible to see Italians have preserved the ancient buildings in Venice so well. Every time you turn a corner and discover another beautiful apartment, the city takes you back in time. 

The video takes you from Rialto through the canals, showing how it would be to only use canals to commute in a city. 

Beautiful Nature Experiences in VR 

Swim with Wild Dolphins 

In this 360° video, you can swim with wild dolphins in the Red Sea in Egypt. This is a magical experience to have, even in VR, and your children would love the sounds dolphins make when they are chit-chatting. 

Explore The Hawaiian Islands 

If you’ve never been in the tropical heaven that is Hawaii, you should definitely watch this video to explore how locals live. Whether it’s drinking fresh coconut juice, hitting the waves with a surfboard or watching the sunset over white-sanded beaches, Hawaiians know how to have a good time. 

Visit Iceland’s Glaciers 

Enjoy the views and avoid the cold with this 360° video of Iceland’s glaciers. You would also be learning about the effects of climate change, so it’s an educational video to watch with the kids. 

For more videos, check out this list of different travel and adventure experiences in VR or explore more with Google

Online Virtual Museum Tours 

For those travellers who never pass up on visiting museums in every new city they visit, Google did a huge favour by turning these famous museums into a virtual experience. 

Le Musée du Louvre - Paris, France 

The Louvre contains the world’s most important works of art and antiques. These include; Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix, Madonna of Chancellor Rolin by Jan van Eyck, Ship of Fools by Hieronymus Bosch, The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese by Paolo Veronese and more. 

Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands is home to thousands of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age. You can go inside this gallery and have a look at the artworks from Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, George Hendrik Breitner, Jan Steen, Karel Appel, and more. 

Uffizi Gallery - Florence, Italy 

The Medicis of Italy ruled over Florence from the 15th century onwards. They were one of the most powerful families in Italy as they had built a banking empire and were also a patron of the arts. The Uffizi Gallery showcases their extensive art collection which includes inventions from world-renowned inventors such as Galileo. It’s available to view in VR, so you can go on a journey of art and science. 

Can’t wait until your next holiday? Start planning your trip now and be inspired by these VR travels. Let us know if you would like to book flight tickets, arrange an all-inclusive holiday or learn about our tours. You can read on our blog why it’s better to book your holidays with a travel agency, specifically: Right Holidays! 

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