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Acropolis, Athens, Greece
‘Acropolis’ translates into ‘high city’ in Greek. Most cities in ancient Greece had their city centers built on a mound or a hill. This is where they would build their important temples and where citizens could retreat to if under attack.
Angor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is famous for being the largest religious monument in the world. Before the fall of Angkor Wat in the 15th century, it was actually the largest city in the world.
Bagan is known as the ‘sea of temples’ because it has the largest concentration of Buddhist temples in the world. There were originally 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries built here in the 1000s and 1100s. But only 2,000 of them still exist today.
Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom
The official residence of The Queen and a must-visit when in London. Skip the long 3 month wait and the €30 entrance ticket and see Buckingham Palace virtually.
The Catacombs of paris, France
The Catacombs of Paris is the world’s largest underground burial site. The city was growing too fast for its cemeteries to handle the bodies of the dead. The solution was to move the bodies and bury them underground. Archaeologists estimate that around 6 to 7 million bodies were buried down there.
Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Attracting more than 900,000 visitors each year, Chichén Itzá continues to be a historical wonder that is popular with tourists. Situated just 2 hours from tourist hot-spot Cancun, it’s a popular cultural excursion for many visiting Mexico.
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
To reach the statue on foot, you’d scale around 200 steps, but you don’t need to with this virtual tour of the statue. This 360-view includes a guided tour with some interesting facts about the origins and construction.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Discover the most beautiful natural landscapes of Ireland on this gorgeous virtual tour.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Skip the crowds and take a virtual tour on YouTube - this hour-long walking tour of the Colosseum is filmed in pin-sharp 4K, immersing you into the action.
Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy
One among many iconic Venice landmarks, the Doge's palace is instantly recognizable and impressive from the water. Before stepping inside you can tour the canals in this street view by clicking and dragging, and also using the arrows.
Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa
Not only is the Drakensberg Mountains a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, it’s also a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Drakensberg is culturally significant because it hides more than 20,000 San rock paintings inside its nooks and crevices.
Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is a Chilean island in the south Pacific Ocean. It’s famous for its 900+ giant statues known as Moais, which are scattered around the entire island.
It is believed that the Rapa Nui natives built these Moais to honour chieftains and important individuals from their village. They believed that by doing this, the spirit of the person would forever watch over the tribe and bring good fortune.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Head to the top deck of the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the City of Love on this breathtaking virtual tour.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
A scuba diver and nature lover’s idea of paradise! This is right on the top of our travel bucket list.
Google Arts & Culture: Virtual Tours Collection
Google's collection of over 2,500 museums with virtual tours available.
The Grand Canyon, USA
Enjoy a virtual hike and explore one of the most famous national parks in the USA.
Great Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most famous landmarks around the world. Its sheer colossal size and perfect symmetry makes you wonder how this world icon was constructed more than 4,500 years ago.
Great Wall of China
This Virtual Tour provided by The China Guide allows you to ‘walk’ along the wall with just a click of your mouse.
The Holyland, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Israel
Also known as the most sacred place on earth. It is here at The Holyland that the main religious faiths believe that God first entered into a relationship with the human race.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most recognised landmarks in the world. The intention was to build the tallest bell tower for that era in order to show off Pisa’s growing wealthy and prosperity. The ‘leaning’ part of the equation was actually an engineering mistake.
The Louvre Museum, Paris, France
The Louvre served as the royal palace for the French monarchy. It only became an art museum after the royal family moved their residence to Versailles. Today it is the world’s largest art museum and an iconic historical monument in Paris.
Machu Picchu, Cusco Region, Peru
This virtual tour comes complete with a voiceover, educating and entertaining as you take in the spectacular scenery of Maccu PIcchu.
Maya Pyramids, Tikal, Guatemala
At first glance, the Mayan Ruins of Tikal appears to be quite similar to the ruins of Chichen Itza. They were both major cities in the history of the Mayan civilisation and are both declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The biggest difference between the two is that Tikal is less visited and often less crowded compared to the more popular Chichen Itza. That’s because Tikal is located in the remote Guatemalan forests whereas Chichen Itza is much easier to access.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes in the world and also home to Africa’s highest mountain.
If you love hiking as much as we do, then Kilimanjaro is probably on your bucket list too. Close to 35,000 people attempt to hike Mount Kilimanjaro every year. But only 40% of them successfully reach the summit and around 5 to 15 people die every year attempting it.
National Marine Sanctuaries, USA
Discover the underwater world with virtual scuba diving! There’s a host of coral reefs waiting for you to explore. Just click on the video and use your mouse or VR set to look around.
National Park Virtual Tours
US National Park Foundation offers 360*, guided, video tours of National Parks, Historic Sites and Monuments.
New York Skyline, New York
New York, New York! Head up to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building on this virtual tour and admire the city that never sleeps from above.
Niagara Falls, Canada
View live video feeds of these world-famous falls on EarthCam.
Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Did you know that the Palace of Versailles was a mere hunting lodge before it became the world’s largest palace? It’s one of the most important landmarks in French history because it symbolises the power and downfall of the French monarchy.
The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong – Ever heard the phrase ‘A New York minute is a Hong Kong second’ before? Discover one of the most populous and expensive cities in the world from its highest peak.
Leave your passport at home and grab your headphones to be immersed in this stunning city steeped in history and impressive architecture.
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
The epitome of utopia. Hundreds of jungle-covered islands as far as the eye can see and some of the best beaches, coral reefs and scuba diving spots in the world.
Reichstag Parlimentary Building, Berlin, Germany
The Reichstag is one of the most important buildings in Berlin today. Built to symbolise the reunification of Germany. It’s one of the few parliamentary buildings in the world that allows the public to watch over government processions. Similar to the White House, it’s free to visit but you have to book months in advance for a tour. Wait no more as this virtual tour of the Reichstag is pretty awesome
Sahara Desert, Africa
Explore the world’s largest desert.
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Admire London’s epic skyline from the top of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Also known as the Bronze Age Ring of Standing Stones, Stonehenge is one of the UK’s most unique sites and visited attractions. It’s a prehistoric monument steeped in all kinds of myth and speculation because no one knows its true origin or purpose.
Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India
Go behind the scenes of India's Crown Jewel with this virtual tour from Google.
Terracotta Army, China
This World Heritage Site isn’t a temple, but a mass grave. It’s the burial ground for the First Emperor of China and his world renowned Terracotta Army.
No one knows exactly how many terracotta warriors were made. But it’s been estimated that more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses were sculpted. And if that wasn’t amazing enough, each soldier has its own distinct facial features and were all built to life-size.
Tokoyo Skyline, Japan
Teleport yourself to the highest structure in Tokyo and admire the vibrant capital city of Japan from the top. We hope you aren’t afraid of heights because the Tokyo Skytree is 634 meters tall which is more than double the height of the Eiffel Tower.
The Vatican, Vatican City, Italy
Vatican City is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the seat of government. More than 5 million people come to Rome every year to feast their eyes on the prized paintings and sculptures of the Vatican and to experience the most religious and cultural site in the world.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Explore a magnificent virtual tour of the world’s largest waterfall.
Virginia Virtual Tours, Virginia, USA
Virginia Humanities has produced more than 60 VR tours of historic Virginia sites.
Zhangjianjie national Forest Park, China
Otherwise known as ‘Avatar Mountain’. The mesmerizing, otherworldly landscapes that inspired the ‘floating mountains’ in one of our favourite movies, Avatar.
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