Keukenhof Flower Exhibit – The Netherlands The Louvre – Paris, France Sistine Chapel – Vatican Museum Switzerland Machu Picchu – Peru Old City Jerusalem – Israel Ancient City of Petra – Jordan LIVE African Wildlife Webcams LIVE Panda Webcams – China Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland
Until we can hop on a plane again to explore a new destination or soak in an old favorite, why not expand your horizons and keep your spirit of wanderlust alive by virtually visiting some of the globe’s most intriguing destinations? Skip the suitcase and skip the line and start exploring from the safety of your living room!
Thousands of landmarks, gardens, museums, historical sites, and parks are opening their doors to virtual access as people around the globe are closed indoors by the coronavirus pandemic. Here are just a few of our favorite spots from Europe to the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia that are keeping our need to wander at bay until we can travel again!
Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is a spectacular site located on the coast of Northern Ireland. Composed of over 40,000 massive basalt columns emerging from the sea, this awe-inspiring sight has prompted legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. This virtual tour of the Giant’s Causeway will transport you to the rugged Irish coast.
Keukenhof Flower Exhibit – The Netherlands
Take a virtual tour of the famous Keukenhof Flower Exhibit in Lisse, Netherlands and enjoy the beautiful tulips at the world’s largest bulb-flower garden.
The Louvre – France
The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s largest art museum stretching over 780,000 square feet. Home to The Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and countless other masterpieces, now is your opportunity to explore it online on a Louvre virtual visit – curators and experts will guide you through some of the museum’s most important works of art.
Vatican Museum – Vatican City
Visit Vatican City and wander through thousands of centuries-old art and relics in 54 galleries during a virtual tour of the Vatican Museum. From renowned Roman sculptures, the most important Renaissance pieces of art in the world, to the famed Sistine Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the early 16th century, all yours to explore virtually.
“Grand Tour” of Switzerland
Embark on a virtual ‘grand tour’ of Switzerland, featuring interactive maps and the ability to explore 22 lakes, 5 Alpine passes, 12 UNESCO heritage sites across dozens of towns and cities in this small country rich with culture, history, and breathtaking natural beauty.
MASP – Brazil
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo was founded in 1947 and is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. MASP is recognized as having the finest collection of European Art in the Southern Hemisphere. Artwork is placed on clear perspex frames, or “crystal easels” that make the artwork appear it is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience this fascinating museum.
Machu Picchu – Peru
Explore every angle of the 15th century Incan citadel of Machu Picchu from your living room. This narrated interactive 360 degree tour offers full access to this majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site high in the Andes mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley.
Jerusalem’s Old City – Israel
Learn about and explore this holy pilgrimage site with a 360-degree tour of Jerusalem’s Old City. Surrounded by ancient walls, the Old City is home to holy sites such as the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which dates to the 4th century.
Ancient City of Petra – Jordan
Enjoy sweeping aerial 360 degree views of the Ancient city of Petra and surrounding landscapes. In present-day Jordan, Petra is located about 150 miles south of both Jerusalem and Amman. This prehistoric city is carved directly into sandstone cliff faces that dates back to the fourth century B.C. It was once a thriving trading center that was “lost” to the Western world for hundreds of years. Referred to as the “Rose City”, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and serves as a significant archeologic site and tourist landmark.
LIVE African Wildlife Webcams – Africa
Explore.org features live infrared wildlife cameras in various key positions across Africa, amongst other places, to offer you the opportunity to observe from your home. From the Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa to Laikipia County, Kenya to the Nkorho Bush Lodge in the Sabi San Game Reserve, South Africa, you can observe hundreds of bird species, lions, leopards, black and white rhinos, buffalo, antelope and many more. Explore.org Livecams will give you exceptional live access to a diverse array of species from your home.
LIVE Panda Webcams – China
Watch baby and adult pandas go about their day at several centers in China on panda cams at Explore.org. Live camera footage is available 24 hours a day to follow these delightful animals while they climb trees, eat and socialize.
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