Watched every Netflix series going and craving a different view to those four living room walls? Me too. Thanks to the genius of technology, you can now transport yourself to another world with some fantastic virtual experiences, offering the chance to explore some of the world’s most famous structures without climbing a single staircase, hooray!
Nearly 5,000 years ago, outside the ancient city of Memphis, Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for their kings. Still there today in the city of Giza, you can visit the last standing wonder of the ancient world from the comfort of your own home. Perfect for kids, the Google Street View trek will take you through facts about ancient Egypt, ending with a self-guided tour through the major attractions of the Giza Necropolis.
China’s most famous attraction, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet. Get your virtual step count in and click through the virtual path from Jinshanling to Simatai and take in the stunning 360-degree views.
Since its construction in 1889, more than 250 million people have visited Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower. An architectural feat for the time, the Eiffel Tower was the first monument in the world designed to reach the symbolic height of 1,000 feet. Take in 360-degree views from the expansive lookout platform. I can’t promise you’ll have as romantic an experience as being in the city of love itself, but you could light a few candles and try.
Fancy a nosey at the Queen’s living room? With this virtual tour, you can step inside Buckingham Palace, exploring the iconic building which welcomes tens of thousands of people through its gates each year for investitures, garden parties, audiences and other events. You’ll see the Grand Staircase, White Drawing Room, Blue Drawing Room and the Throne Room.
Built over 350 years ago by a powerful ruler for his beloved wife, the Taj Mahal has captured hearts for generations. The monument is recognizable to people around the world because of its symmetry, white marble, and the love story that brought it to life. Take a 360-degree journey around the captivating building, enjoy postcard views and discover rarely seen perspectives, getting up close to beautiful, hand-carved details.
Explore the most important ancient site in the Western world, and the most complete ancient Greek monumental complex still standing today. First inhabited in Neolithic times (4000-3000 BC), all the buildings on the Acropolis were reduced to ashes on the eve of the Battle of Salamis (480 BC) – leading Pericles to set about his ambitious rebuilding programme. Enjoy panoramic views from key vantage points, whilst online guides fill you in on the fascinating history.