For the foreseeable future, actual physical travel is on the back burner however with these 9 Incredible virtual tours, you discover the world from the comfort of your own home. Book one or all these interactive virtual experiences and travel the world from the safety of your house!
Travel Back in Time and Take a Tour of Ancient Rome
Rome, the capital of a once-great empire now lies in darkness and ruin. Its citizens forced to stay in their houses by an invisible enemy. Visitors no longer allowed into the city limits to marvel at its architectural greatness. Their trade routes with the world cut off in a futile effort to keep the enemy at bay. Life as the Romans knew it has ceased to exist.
Experience ancient Rome and all its history from the comfort of your home. With the help of captivating photos and videos, an interactive chat forum and an engaging guide learn about the history of this great city.
Explore Palatine Hill where Romulus supposedly killed his brother, Remus, to secure the future of the Eternal City in his name. Visit the Colosseum where gladiators lived, fought, and died for the glory of their owner’s name. Go beneath the stadium and explore its complex system of elevators that lifted the gladiators and animals to the battlefield.
Stand on the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Roman Forum. See the temples of Romulus, the Vestal Virgins, and the crowded market places.
This virtual tour is a unique opportunity for the whole family to learn about ancient Rome from the safety of your sofa. It an experience you won’t forget!
Virtual Pasta Making Class
What better way to follow up a virtual tour of Ancient Rome than with a live online class with two Italian Chefs. Learn how to make the most delicious homemade pasta!
In just one hour become a true artisan during this interactive experience. During this culinary journey, you will learn about the ingredients & techniques of making the perfect dough and pasta.
Impress your family and friends with the skills & knowledge acquired in this interactive experience.
The Vatican & Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour
While in Rome you may as well visit The Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.
This fully interactive 1-hour virtual tour is led by an expert Vatican Historian. Coupled with a wide variety of photos, videos, and stories behind the masterworks make it a perfect at-home activity.
In the 60 minutes, you will explore the Gallery of Maps, admire the details of Michelangelo’s (not the ninja turtle) iconic Sistine Chapel Ceiling and the history behind it. Stop by and be in awe of the grandiose beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica where La Pieta is on display!
At the end of the tour, there is an interactive Q&A session. So ask the questions you always wanted to ask about the Vatican – like is there a secret sect of assassin priests in the catholic church? You never know what answer you will get!
Learn about the Art, History, and Architecture of Florence
Sticking with the Italian theme, sign up for this virtual experience of Florence.
Your first stop will be the world-famous Statue of David – another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces – located in the Accademia Gallery. Then visit the best Renaissance art gallery in the world, the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery includes the works of Da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
You will also learn about Caravaggio’s Medusa, Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Brunelleschi’s Dome. Did you know the dome is the largest brick dome in the world? In the virtual tour, you will learn how Brunelleschi was able to design this stunning structure.
Finally, enjoy the sights of the Renaissance city as your guide takes you on a virtual walk, showing you the great piazzas like Piazza Della Signoria, as well as the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio.
At the end of the tour, there will be a live Q&A session, where you can ask any questions you have about the city.
One for the art lover in you - A Louvre Virtual Tour with Art Historian
Sticking with the fine arts – a virtual tour of the Louvre is another excellent choice for you art lovers!
Ever wonder why the iconic Mona Lisa is surrounded by armed guards and bulletproof glass 24/7? With your guide, you will learn the fascinating history behind this deceptively simple painting.
Admire The Winged Victory of Samothrace statue with her graceful wings and missing head! Additionally, find out why the painting of Liberty Leading the People has become an enduring symbol for the people of France. Finally, learn why the Venus de Milo is not only one of the most famous statues in the world but also one of the most mysterious.
Discover why one of the most famous statues in the world, Venus de Milo, is also one of the most mysterious
Led by an expert art historian, expand your knowledge with interactive polls & a live Q&A session after the tour.
Live Virtual Cooking Class with a Professional Chef
This fun virtual cooking class will teach you the who, what, where and they why of some of the best dishes from the USA, Italy, and France. Each day, during the 60-minute interactive experience, a chef will walk you through making the perfect dish from their city!
Upon booking, you’ll receive a grocery list so you can follow along with the chef from your own kitchen via a virtual hangout.
You’ll have the opportunity to live chat with your chef in an interactive experience, where you can ask questions while you cook.
Stories from the French Quarter of New Orleans
When you hear New Orleans you most probably think of Mardi Gras or its distinct music. But it’s so much more than that. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street.
On this virtual experience, you explore the history and culture in a very unique way. Some of the greatest storytellers in the city have assembled a unique collection of stories that will make you laugh, be inspired by and learn from.
Each narrator has compiled the stories that they are passionate about. You can hear stories about St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the Mississippi River, and much, much more!
The interactive session lasts for 45 minutes, wherein you will be able to comment & ask questions via the chat feature. Additionally, you can turn your mike on ask questions to the best tour guides in New Orleans!
New Orleans Stories from the Garden District
Want more of New Orleans? Then check out Stories from the Garden District.
Listen to stories of Mardi Gras royalty, Civil War Generals, Sugar Barons, famous New Orleans Chefs, and movie stars! Additionally, you get to see this neighborhood of stunning antebellum mansions, lush gardens, iconic restaurants, and the famous 19th Century above-ground Lafayette Cemetery.
Bonus: You will get to see the filming locations of some of the renowned movies, videos, and television shows.
Jack the Ripper Murder Mystery
Test your sleuthing skills on the streets of East End London. Take part in the interactive Jack the Ripper walking tour by traveling back in time to Victorian London.
Once you log on, you will be greeted by your tour guide at the impoverished Whitechapel neighborhood. Investigate the crimes with the help of your own suspect cards, assess photographic evidence, and hear true stories about the investigation. On this virtual tour you will learn about Jack the Ripper, his victims, and all the suspects.
Enjoy creeping around a hotbed of crime in the 19th century, and follow the paths trodden by the infamous Jack the Ripper. It’s a must for all murder mystery fans
Virtual Tours are new travel modes!
Until the COVID-19 vaccine is discovered, interactive experiences and virtual tours are the only way people can visit popular holiday destinations.
But it doesn’t have to feel like a negative thing. I actually consider it as easy preview of the places I want to visit at very affordable rate. Now I can first check it out, and if I like what I see, I can then start planning my actual visit there!
It really is a win-win situation for travelers like us!
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19 thoughts on “9 Unreal Virtual Tours With The Best Interactive Experience”
I love these creative and interactive tours that are coming about due to the current situation.
Its a great way to learn about a new place in the comfort of you house and if you like you what you, you can plan to go see it once international travel resumes!
I think virtual tours are a great idea! It is cost-effective and is a great way to see places you might not get to see otherwise.
At the moment, it is the best way to see the world at a very affordable price. My plan is to find 52 places to visit, so 1 each week for the year!
These are all so interesting! Just perfect for this time!
I hope you enjoy the cooking classes!
I’ve been doing a lot of armchair traveling these past few months and love interactive tours. The ones in Italy look particularly fun!
Unfortunately Patrice, this looks like the norm for the next few months! But on the bright side, you get a sneak peek of places without spending the $$$ of going there and perhaps not liking it!
Unfortunately Patrice, this looks like the norm for the next few months!
Someone after my own heart. The Colosseum, Pasta, Florence, The Louvre…this art historian did another trip back in my head. This is a great post for those living at home but hopeful that they will be able to physically take these tours in the future. Thanks for a wonderful post.
oh that is so so awesome! I had a VR set a couple of years ago but there wasn’t enough content back then. I can’t wait to check these esperiences.
I was thinking about trying this because the whole covid situation.
The cooking classes and murder mystery look like a lot of fun!
What a great post! I had no idea you can do this. I really like your final note on how virtual tours can be a way to ‘preview’ a place so when travel opens up again, people can plan their trips based on what they saw in the virtual tour. Of course, I am very interested in the culinary ones… 🙂 Since we cannot smell the air or feel the sea breezes of a location via computer, we can whip up a new recipe and get a taste of a place that way!
Haha, of course I’m most interested in the culinary ones – but then I’ve already been to the Louvre, Florence and the French Quarter.
Wow, these are all really interesting. Perfect for this time!
I often wonder if the Virtual travelling will be the new way of travelling. We can only pray for things to come to normal at the earliest. thanks for this post.
Thanks for sharing these unique , creative ways to interact virtually in these terrible pandemic days.
This is an awesome post. I didn’t realise there was a virtual tour of the Louvre or New Orleans. I’m going to be taking these virtual tours to help with missing travel.