See the World one Virtual Tour at a Time

by Michelle Rose

Disappointed you’ve recently had to cancel your holiday? Or are you’re spending your free time planning for a future holiday? These uncertain times don’t have to limit you from seeing the world…virtually. From museums and concerts to cooking with Michelin chefs, you can now see many of the world’s greatest attractions from the comfort of your own home.

The Louvre

Paris, France

 

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While jetting off to Paris might not be in the cards right now, one of the largest museums in the world is available right at your fingertips. From Italian masterpieces to Egyptian antiquities, all available here without the lineups.

British Museum

London, England

 

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A visit to London doesn’t seem quite so far away with this virtual tour of the British Museum. See the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, classic manuscripts and even original lyrics from the Beatles here.

Acropolis

Athens, Greece

 

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Learn about daily life in Ancient Greece with a virtual tour of the Acropolis. See the awe-inspiring architecture of the Pantheon or take a virtual stroll through the Agora here. Best of all, this is an interactive tour allowing you to put yourself in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and philosophers.

Metropolitan Opera

New York City, USA

 

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Scoring a ticket to the Metropolitan Opera is difficult on the best of days, but even with the outbreak COVID-19, the show must still go on(line). Watch recordings of past performances or live streams of current productions like La Boheme in an empty opera house here.

Music Lessons with The Arkells

Hamilton, Canada

 

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Were you looking forward to travelling to see your favourite band? Many artists from Coldplay to John Legend have been streaming performances live on their Instagram feeds. Hamilton band, The Arkells took it one step further by offering free music lessons on the platform.

Bread Ahead Bakery

London, England

 

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Looking for a baking tutorial from one of your favourite bakeries abroad? Maybe you’re at home just craving something sweet?  Catch Bread Ahead bakery from their kitchens in Borough Market live on their Instagram Stories

Osteria Francescana

Modena, Italy

 

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If your trip to Italy included a visit to the three-Michelin-star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, fear not! Chef Massimo Bottura is bringing the menu directly to you. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, you can now watch “Kitchen Quarantine”, a nightly live stream featuring Bottura preparing dinner tutorials on Instagram

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