Explore the World from your Sofa (again) Part 1

Last year there was a rise virtual touring, with people visiting far off places from the comfort of their sofa at home. With another national lockdown on the horizon, we’re here to remind you of some of the best places you can explore in your slippers with a cup of tea.

So grab your laptop, set up a zoom for your group and find a comfy seat, it’s time to visit the best places the world has to offer.

The Louvre, Paris

The home of The Mona Lisa; The Louvre is one of the worlds most beloved museums, usually attended by millions of visitors each year. The museum has handcrafted a selection of virtual tours showcasing exhibits such as Egyptian Antiquities, Galerie d’Apollon, and The Body in Movement. For more information on tickets visit their website here.

Invisible Cities.

Invisible Cities train people that have experienced homelessness to become walking guides of their city, and more recently have provided virtual touring experiences in some of the UK’s best cities. You can read our full article about them here. Or visit their website for more information.

Machu Picchu, Cuzco

Skip the airport queues and long flights and visit the legendary Unesco World Heritage site, Machu Picchu. Surround yourself with the breathtaking Peruvian landscapes, as you enjoy a 360° views of the ancient Inca ruins with insightful narration who provides you with fascinating insights. Discover the free tour here.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Missing zoo days and animal adventures? Look no further, San Diego Zoo has set up cameras in all of their main enclosures, to give you the best seat in the house to watch these exotic animals going about their daily lives. From giraffes to hippos, penguins to platypus’. There’s something for all animal lovers. View the selection of live cams on the San Diego Website!

The Acropolis, Athens

One to tick off the bucket list for all history lovers. Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece and explore The Acropolis in Athens. The Athens Acropolis is the home of the world-famous Parthenon, and you can find yourself right in the centre of history with 360° views, insightful videos and a gallery of stunning photographs. Hungry for more? You Go Culture also offers other virtual tours in Athens for the Library of Hadrian, the temple of Hephaistos, Agora and many more, you can check them out on the You Go Culture website.

The Vatican, Rome

Some of the worlds most breathtaking architecture and historic monuments are now accessible from the comfort of your own home. With a host of the Vatican’s museums providing online tours via their website, you can now explore 360° tours of extraordinary places like the Sistine Chapel, Profane Museum, Raphael’s Rooms and many more. Discover more here.

Are there any more places you’ve discovered through a digital screen? Let us know on Twitter or email us at ashleigh.ridler@landortravelpublications.co.uk.

Ashleigh Ridler