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Virtual Travel - Experience the world from your armchair

Posted 15/03/2021

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rIWith holidays on hold for the time being, us adventurers need to find new ways of travelling the world.

With that in mind we have compiled a list of our favourite virtual travel websites.  

Relive a past holiday, research your next destination or take a visit to a gallery or museum with a nice cup of tea

– you don’t even need to leave your chair!


With our popular Egyptian cruise holidays currently on hold, scratch that travel itch with a virtual tour!

Explore the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, the Valley of the Kings, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the tombs of King Tut and Queen Nefertari.

Each virtual tour is led by a live guide, who brings the ancient structures and legendary figures to life using photographs, videos, maps and a host of other media. 

The tours cost just $10 each and run every weekend and you can find out more and book your place by clicking here

Our next real-life Egyptian holiday departs 17 November. Spend seven nights aboard our exclusively chartered luxury river cruiser and four nights in a five-star Cairo hotel on a tranquil island in the Nile.

Sri Lanka Safari

Take yourself on a “couch safari” and experience a virtual wildlife tour in Sri Lanka.  Explore, Yala National Park popular for the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world.  

You can sign up for free, and start to stream the experience from your sofa, here: Yala National Park

Castles & Palaces 

Dream of being a King or a Queen for the day!

A private virtual tour of the former home of French royalty - Versailles

Virtually hop over to Ireland and explore - Blarney Castle 

Explore an ancient fortress perched atop of Castle Rock - Edinburgh Castle

Visit a One Traveller favourite - Prague Castle

Virtually visit an enormous Rococco palace once home to the Austrian royal family - Schönbrunn Palace

Museums and Galleries 

Take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections on these virtual museum and gallery tours.

  • View world famous masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age at the - Rijksmuseum

  • Rest your feet with and take a virtual tour of the - Musee Dorsay Paris

  • Enjoy a virtual ‘living museum’ at the Museum of modern Art - Moma The Museum Of Modern Art

  • Avoid the crowds and view the wonders of the - Louvre

  • The Getty Museum may be temporarily closed but you can still enjoy it - Getty Museum

  • Walk around the Vatican with no one else around - Vatican

  • Enjoy a virtual tour of the world famous - Guggenheim
  • Whisk yourself to South Korea and the fabulous National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • This stalwart museum in the heart of Amsterdam has digitised images of almost 700,000 works of art for your online browsing enjoyment. It's also hosting live virtual tours and curators have been sharing short videos from home with stories about their favourite works of art. The museum's free app is a treasure trove of multimedia tours and you can also channel your own inner artist with their RijksCreative YouTube series that walks you through how to use the techniques of the great masters in follow-along videos. - Rijksmuseum
  • There’s an excellent collection of art and activities available on the Van Gogh Museum website. From the Google Street View virtual experience of the museum to homeschooling lessons about art and printable colouring pages for kids, there are resources aplenty to teach you about the life and times of this brilliant artist, while keeping you thoroughly entertained along the way.  - Van Gogh Museum

Virtual Travel Experiences

Whisk yourself away to your dream destination...

  • The German National Tourist Office has created an entire microsite dedicated to exploring the country from your home. It includes virtual attractions, recipes, quizzes and music - #DiscoverGermanyFromHome
  • Spend a day in Jerusalem - Jerusalem - 360 Virtual Tour

  • Search for any place in the world to view 360 photos and videos - AirPano

  • Discover the world with Google Maps - Google Maps

  • Look around Angkor as if you were there yourself - Virtual Angkor

  • Visit one of the 7 wonders of the world with a guide! Machu PicchuMachu Picchu Virtual Tour

  • Take a closer look at the Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal Virtual Tour  

  • Float Along the Great Wall of China - Great Wall of China - Virtual Tour

  • Vietnam at a glance - Vietnam Virtual Tour

  • Take a walk around Central Park, New YorkCentral Park Virtual Tour

  • Our good friend Pepe Martinez, London guide on some of our previous holidays is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, his Instagram page is dedicated to London offering bespoke local experiences and the hidden wonders of the capital that few realise are there. His effervescent personality and passion for London shines through on his live videos. Follow his Instagram page on a Sunday evening called “Pepe’s London Chit Chat”. Each week he talks about different parts of London Culture. You can view his Instagram page and watch him live on Sundays here:
  • If you're fed up with being trapped in the same four walls and longing for a change a scenery, we recommend you try WindowSwap. With this unique website, you get to see the view from a completely random window from a variety of locations from across the globe, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nashville and Ohio. Click here to discover more
  • Virtual Trips offers dozens of virtual tours each day all live-streamed by expert local guides. You can interact with them via the chat function and ask away about daily life. With 636 tours in 122 different locations, you'll find yourself signing up for trip after trip. All tours are free, but you are asked to leave a tip (the majority of which goes to the guide). Click here to discover more
  • As we are currently unable to visit the garden to experience its vibrant colours and beauty for ourselves, Keukenhof is opening its virtual gates and offering a wide range of free virtual tours, videos and more via for all to enjoy via their website. Click here to discover more

For more inspiration why not visit our YouTube channel One Traveller YouTube Channel

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