Fun and Famous Places that Offer Virtual Tours

Machu Pichu Virtual Tour

If you’re stuck at home with the kids and wondering what to do to fill the time and have fun, why not go on a virtual outing? Take that bucket list trip to Disneyland, explore the Taj Mahal or walk the Great Wall of China — all from the comfort of your own home with these incredible virtual tours!

Disneyland and Disney World, US

Every kid wants to visit these famous theme parks, and now they can! You can meander your way through all of the magical lands using Google Street View. You can even go on virtual rides by looking for ‘Disney Ride POV’ on YouTube (just be sure to vet videos before sharing with kids).



The Louvre, France

This famous French museum currently offers three virtual tours online, including Egyptian Antiquities, the Remains of the Louvre’s Moat and the Galerie d’Apollon.

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Golden room in Louvre museum, Paris, France

Machu Picchu, Peru

This Incan citadel perched high in the Andes is an extraordinary ancient ruin full of mystery and wonder. Along with this great virtual tour of the area is insightful commentary for visitors.

machu pichu incas

The Great Wall of China

Stretching over 3,000 miles, the Great Wall is an incredible UNESCO World Heritage site. This virtual tour allows you to explore the Wall, get an inside view of a watchtower and even see what the Wall looks like in winter!

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A section of The Great Wall of China, in Badaling.

Taj Mahal, India

You can now explore the grounds and structures of this world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site through a virtual tour of 360° panoramas.  

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Taj Mahal in sunrise light, Agra, India

Petra, Jordan

The ancient city of Petra is a famous archaeological site. You can visit this amazing cultural wonder virtually through live stream cameras and stunning panoramas.

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view of the petra treasury with camel in foreground

Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

See the ancient Egyptian Pyramids as never before with this series of amazing panorama views. Then learn all about these amazing structures that were built as tombs for pharaohs and their queens.


Stonehenge, UK

This famous prehistoric ring of standing stones can now be visited using Google Maps. Just drop the Pegman onto the site to explore via Street View. You can also download a free audio guide here.

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

This large papal chapel in the Vatican City boasts one of the most beautifully painted ceilings in the world. You can check it out for yourself on this wonderful virtual tour.

View of Angkor Wat and its reflection in a pool of water

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

As the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat is a hugely impressive sight and top of most people’s travel bucket lists. So why wait to visit in person when you can go on this virtual tour today?

Blarney Castle, Ireland

This medieval fortification is one of Ireland’s most famous tourist attractions. Visitors can explore the lush grounds and amazing interiors of the castle on this virtual tour.


For other amazing virtual tours you can take, simply follow the links below:

About the Author
Paula Johnson
For over fifteen years Paula has worked as an editor and writer of educational books and support materials, working in England, Hong Kong and Brisbane. Now with two Brisbane Kids of her own, she enjoys spending time with her children, discovering new places together, making things and getting grubby … and sharing it all with our readers! She loves the fun and creativity of writing for Brisbane Kids and how it allows her to combine her two greatest passions — writing and mummying!

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