Virtual travel is an innovation that enables us to experience more of a destination when we can’t be there in person. It helps us to plan our trips and get past any current travel limitations we might have. So while you’re planning your international move for later in the year why not enjoy an afternoon of virtual travel to help you feel like you’re already there?
Take a trip to the Louvre, Paris
Located in Paris, the Louvre is the largest art and antiques museum in the world. You can visit the Egyptian antiquities from the Pharaonic period and visit ‘The advent of the artist’ viewing works of art from some of the most celebrated artists in history, such as Rembrandt. Did you know that the Louvre was originally a fortress built for King Phillippe Auguste 1190? Well you can also take a virtual tour of the original moat, walking around the perimeter from the comfort of your own home.
Visit one of the most famous gardens in the world, the Keukenhof
Covering 32 hectares, the Keukenhof has been delighting travelers since 1950 and is now one of the most visited attractions in the Netherlands. Every year up to seven million spring flowering bulbs are displayed from more than 100 companies within the flower industry showcasing their catalogue of flora. It’s an impressive sight you won’t want to miss. Transport yourself there virtually and experience the grand scale of the breath-taking gardens.
Explore the Medici’s world famous art collection, Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is home to some of the worlds most renowned works of art. Travelling to the historical city of Florence may not be a possibility right now but you can go on a virtual tour of four of their exhibitions from your home. Here you’ll be guided through their collection and shown important details within the works of art close up. These include Piero di Cosimo’s Perseus freeing Andromeda and the drawings of many Bolognese artists.
The Natural History Museum, London – Virtual tour
Delve into London’s Natural History Museum with their virtual self-guided tour experience. Here you have access various displays the museum has to offer as well as various other features. Let Sir David Attenborough guide you around the Hintze Hall where you can see exciting exhibits such as the American Mastodon; the elephants ice age relative! They went extinct around 13,000 years ago, but you can still appreciate their form at the Natural History Museum.
Head across to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum is back open, but you can still explore the museum now at home! In collaboration with Google Arts and Culture you can explore 11 of their current exhibits. Read about the history of each piece and get up close to the works of art. Rijksmuseum online have also launched an interactive experience that allows you to visit some of the masterpieces within it’s walls. Such as Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch and Vermeer’s the Milkmaid.
These are just a few of the many virtual travel experiences you can enjoy right now. Let us know your favourite in the comments below!
Doing more to help you Relocate with Confidence
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