VIRTUAL TRAVEL

Whether you enjoy travelling to far away, exotic destinations, or just like to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nearby places, but think the lockdown is stopping you. Think again. We’ve brought together an incredible collection of virtual travel experiences—from Rome to China, from Israel to India, and even into outer space, if that’s your thing. The universe is yours to explore!


Combine lovely landscapes and education with the Jewish Virtual Library’s tour of Israel. Select which region you’d like to ‘visit’ and the website will provide details about the area’s history and cultural significance.
Click www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-road-to-jerusalem-2 

Marvel at the Eiffel Tower’s unparalleled views of Paris on its virtual tour. You’ll be taken on the 150m lift ride up to the famous view deck, which gives you a 360-degree view of the romance capital of the world. Extraordinaire!
Click www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ-31-p3saU

Exploring some of the world’s most beautiful sights and landmarks via these virtual TimeOut tours is the perfect way to discover places you’ve never visited before.
Click www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-landmark-tours

Bringing several wonders of the world into your home, The Times has created a list of amazing tours taking you everywhere from Peru’s Machu Pichu and Jordan’s Petra to The Great Wall of China, Egypt’s Great Pyramids and beyond. And you won’t even need your passport.
Click www.thetimes.co.uk/expert-traveller/holiday-types/tours/virtual-tours

The New York Times has compiled a 7 Wonders of The World special. Each tour gives you a full 360-degree view of each landmark, along with fascinating information about each site.
Click www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/travel/the-new-seven-wonders-of-the-world.html

Whether you want to feel like you’re relaxing on the beach in Tel Aviv, floating in the Dead Sea or shopping in the bustling market of Machane Yehudah, this series of videos takes you on a realistic tour of Israel.
Click www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcubtHx6fp6ANd7jaBwZCANonjRw-4q-k

If virtual globetrotting isn’t enough to satisfy your wanderlust, why not go interstellar with a trip all the way to Mars? Photos captured by the Space Rover—a planetary surface exploration device—show the Red Planet up close in all of its glory.
Click https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Taking one giant leap for mankind has never been easier, now that you can moonwalk from the comfort of your sofa. This virtual tour takes you across the moon’s surface as it reveals information about its unique features and geological make-up.
Click www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr5Pj6GQL2o

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in space? Take a sneak peek into the life of an astronaut – including how they live, sleep and eat - with an out-of-this-world visit to the International Space Station.
Click www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBVUTFPate0 

Journey inside the Space Shuttle Discovery, with two of the original astronauts responsible for deploying The Hubble Telescope. Out of this world!
Click www.artsandculture.google.com/project/360-videos?hl=en

Reaching new heights in virtual travel, Nine Planets’ educational and interactive tour of the solar system allows you to view planets, the moon and stars in 3D. Far out!
Click here: https://nineplanets.org/tour/

Check out this comprehensive tour of one of the world's most iconic cities, Rio de Janeiro. Explore the exciting history and culture of the city all in one place.
Click: https://www.kayak.com/c/escape/virtual-guides/rio-de-janeiro/

Visit one of New York's most tranquil and famous attractions - Central Park. Take a tour around the park with guided audio to learn more about its fascinating composition and history.
Click: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/centralpark

If visiting Austria has always been on your bucket list, you can now experience it in all its glory, virtually. From Austrian recipes to museums and nature trails, the heart of the country is right at your fingertips!
Click: https://www.austria.info/en/virtual-austria

If you're more of a thrill-seeker, you can now brave the rollercoasters of Disneyland from the comfort of your own home. Get fully immersed in these videos to get your adrenaline pumping!
Click: https://www.klook.com/en-AU/blog/destination-isolation-recreate-disney-magic-at-home/

A more laidback way to experience virtual travel, 'Canada's Calling' podcast explores the fascinating culture and landscape of Canada. All you have to do is just sit back and listen.
Click: https://caen-keepexploring.canada.travel/for-glowing-hearts/canadas-calling

Try walking like an Egyptian with this 360-degree, virtual tour of the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses VI.
Click: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=NeiMEZa9d93&mls=1

This virtual tour of the pyramids of Giza allows you to travel to one of the world's most incredible sites for free! Check out the pyramids to learn more about them as you explore this great wonder of the world.
Click: http://www.airpano.com/360photo/Egypt-Cairo-Pyramids/

From exciting adventures to romantic honeymoon trips, this series of travelogues, spanning the entire globe, will satisfy your wanderlust.
Click: https://traveltriangle.com/blog/travelogues/

These travelogues are helpfully sorted by continent, so you can select your travel experience by location. Whether you want to stay nearby in Europe or hear about travelling to the distant shores of Australia, the choice is yours!
Click: http://www.thetravellerslounge.co.uk/travelogues/

This amazing, virtual travel experience takes you through the infinite beauty of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With commentary from nature expert and British national treasure, Sir David Attenborough, learn about this unique ecosystem and the colourful wildlife inhabiting it. You can even watch coral grow and listen to the sounds of the reef under water in completely immersive virtual experiences!
Click: https://attenboroughsreef.com/

If you do love to be beside the seaside, take a dive into The Guardian’s best virtual ocean experiences. You can swim with dolphins, explore ancient shipwrecks or float with jellyfish. Your underwater adventures start here.
Click: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/apr/13/10-best-virtual-ocean-sea-adventures-diving-great-barrier-reef

If you're missing the hustle and bustle of the UK’s capital, why not visit all the best London landmarks online? Simply find an attraction that appeals to you and enjoy!
Click: https://360.visitlondon.com/#

Travelling around stunning Switzerland in a single day? Impossible? Well not anymore! With numerous cities and hundreds of attractions to explore, this truly comprehensive virtual tour is not to be missed.
Click: https://grandtour.myswitzerland.com/en/

The American Museum of Natural History takes virtual travel buffs on a stellar field trip through our universe-from earth, Venus and Mars through to the Milky Way and beyond.
Click: https://www.amnh.org/explore/videos/space/field-trip-known-universe

Thrillist has compiled a series of 360-degree tours of the world's most beautiful beaches. Choose a video, sit back and feel like you're sunbathing in the most relaxing tropical locations. And there’s no need for sunscreen!
Click: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/virtual-beach-vacations-tours

This list of virtual travel experiences, courtesy of Thrillist, will keep you entertained for hours! Whether you want to explore the treasures of Japan or stay closer to home with a trip around Northern Ireland, this list has plenty to offer.
Click: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/virtual-trips-travel-tours

We may be grounded for the foreseeable future, but The Guardian’s list of virtual world-tours will have you flying high. Explore this beautiful planet, from the desert dunes of Namibia to the beauty of the Northern Lights. The marvels of nature await you!
Click: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/apr/06/10-best-virtual-tours-of-worlds-natural-wonders-everest-patagonia-grand-canyon-yosemite

This series of travelogues provides a window into a range of unique and far-flung travel experiences. Print and read with a friend, or enjoy the tales at your own leisure.
Click: https://www.tripoto.com/trip/17-best-travelogues-of-2017-5a4c9d8ebb742

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