How About A Virtual Holiday?

Added 14/04/2020

We know that not being able to travel and enjoy a holiday at the moment may be frustrating, especially if you’ve had to cancel a trip.  So now is a great time to explore some of the most amazing sites, monuments and museums the world has to offer from the safety and comfort of your own home.

If there’s a museum you’ve always wanted to see or a famous monument you’ve dreamed of visiting, the chances are you will find a virtual tour of it online.

Museums, Art, Monuments and Zoos

Google Arts and Culture is a fantastic place to start.  It uses street view to enable you to see some of the world’s most famous sites inside and out, there’s the Palace of Versailles, The British Museum, the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sydney Opera House, as well as street art from around the globe, a host of museums and much more.

https://artsandculture.google.com/project/street-view

Good Housekeeping has also put together a list of some of the best virtual tours of museums, zoos and theme parks from around the world.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

The Great Outdoors and Geographical Wonders

Google Maps Treks is another amazing resource, offering virtual treks around the Galapagos Islands, Mount Fuji in Japan, the canals of Venice, Samburu Nature Reserve in Kenya, Everest Base Camp, The Amazon Basin and The Grand Canyon

The tour of Petra is particularly fascinating, offer an interesting commentary as well as the ability to explore at your own pace by clicking on points of the map and using the arrows. 

https://www.google.com/maps/about/treks/#/grid

If all else fails, why not search for your favourite beach or holiday destination on Youtube, there’s bound to be some video footage to cheer you up.

And whilst you are enjoying exploring the globe virtually you may even come up with a new wish list for when you can travel in the real world again.