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18 Ways To Go On A World Tour From The Comfort Of Your Own Living Room

18 Ways To Go On A World Tour From The Comfort Of Your Own Living Room

Sure, there are no planes right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for the sights of your own four walls. Some of the best experiences around the world are going digital, and most of them are doing so for free.

Personally, I’m in desperate need of some travel inspiration for when this is all over, and one good side of not being able to go anywhere is that I can finally start saving some money again.

So I’m thinking of these virtual world tours as a little taste test of where I want to go.

Australia

 

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#1 Get Your Laneway Fix

Indulge in your artsy fartsy side by watching Melbourne-based artist Soul McKenzie create his masterpieces during his residency in local gallery, At The Above.

#2 Dive Into The GBR

Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is an Aussie icon. Tourism and Events Queensland have released a video that allows you to dive right in while staying warm and cosy.

#3 Tour South Australia

From wine tastings to cage diving with the sharks, South Australian Tourism Commission has put together a range of videos so you can experience the best of the state from your home.

The United States of America

 

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#4 It’s A Small World After All

Disney’s famous theme song is truer than ever now they’ve brought their magical parades to your home via Youtube. Honestly, it’s a way better view than I had IRL.

#5 Viva Las Vegas

No joke, you can catch some epic Las Vegas performers direct from your couch. Think Human Nature, UFC champ Forrest Griffin and even culinary stars.

#6 Indulge An Empire State Of Mind

Enjoy all the real-time views of the Empire State Building from a safe distance thanks to its webcam. They’ll also let you know a schedule of lighting times.

#7 Take A Trip On The Wild Side

Google’s Arts & Culture site is hooking you up with virtual trips through five National Parks around the USA: Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawai’i Volcanoes in Hawai’i, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon in Utah and Dry Tortugas in Florida.

The United Kingdom

 

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#8 Experience A Scottish Pub

Experience a real Scottish pub night with livestreams of Inverness’ lively pub, Macgregors Bar. Think traditional music sessions and storytelling — just BYO beer.

#9 Spend A Night At The Museum

5,000-year-old African rock art, Polynesian feather cloaks, Aztec medicine, weapons used by Vikings and more can all be found on your virtual tour of London‘s British Museum.

Europe

 

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#10 Take In Famous Art

Avoid the ridiculously long lines in real life and get straight into Paris‘ famous Louvre art gallery with their virtual tour. Say hi to Mona Lisa for me.

#11 Bring The Orchestra To You

One of the most distinguished orchestras in the world, the Berliner Philharmoniker, are bringing their famous sounds to you with live and on-demand concerts.

#12 Gaze Upon An Italian Masterpiece

If you’ve ever been you’ll know that cameras are prohibited inside the Sistine Chapel, so the fact they’re taking you inside for a virtual tour is a huge deal.

#13 Check Out The Acropolis

Get excited ancient history fans, you can take a close look around Athens Acropolis in Greece without even having to get out of bed.

Asia Pacific

 

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#14 Tour A Temple Of Love

Google’s Art & Culture site is also getting you up close and personal with a street view of New Delhi’s icon, the Taj Mahal. It’s actually so easy to get immersed in it.

#15 Visit Our Cousins

You can explore the hip NZ city of Wellington thanks to their new Virtual Reality 360 degree videos. Not to mention their Welltown VR game, which turned it into the world’s first gamified virtual city.

#16 Have A Bal(i)

Nab yourself a place on the world’s first virtual retreat by bringing the most awarded women’s retreat in Bali to your computer, thanks to Escape Haven.

#17 Climb The Wall You Can See From Space

The Great Wall Of China is every bit as epic as you imagine it to be. Now you can finally get a close look without loosing your breath thanks to this virtual tour.

#18 Explore A UNESCO World Heritage Site

How about a little trip to Peru and the iconic remains of Machu Picchu? Get 360 degree views and a guided tour over at this website.

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