6. The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California
This intriguing house was once owned by Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, heiress to much of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. What started out as an 8 room farmhouse became much more expansive: for many years, the house was almost constantly under construction. Many have asked: what prompted Sarah to continue unceasing construction on this wonderfully bizarre mansion? Was it truly at the behest of the spirit world, as some have claimed? Take their virtual tour and find out more about this unique property.
7. Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy
The Vatican’s virtual tours offer a 360-degree view of many of the museums’ spaces. From the Sistine Chapel to Raphael’s Rooms to Saint Peter’s Basilica and other spaces around the City, with this free virtual tour, you’ll get to see (almost) it all.
8. Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan
This museum is dedicated to the animation studio which brought you such classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, and (my personal favourite) Spirited Away. This museum is definitely on my list of places to visit in person; however, until real-world travel is possible again, I will content myself with their series of short, virtual tour videos.
9. Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada
Each season, this theatre company produces classical plays, contemporary dramas, musicals, and more. Though the Stratford Festival has many productions to choose from, their main focus remains on the works of Shakespeare. I have seen several plays in Stratford, some of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Camelot. Currently, they are offering “Stratfest@Home,” a subscription service which grants you access to concerts, productions, and weekly digital content.
10. Valley of The Kings in Luxor, Egypt (Airbnb Virtual Experience)
I’ve been fascinated with ancient Egyptian history and culture since I was little, so I’m particularly excited about this one. In this virtual tour, you will join an Egyptologist on a guided voyage to the burial place of the ancient Egyptian kings. You will learn about the tombs and how they were built as well as the perilous journey the soul had to take in order to reach eternity in the afterlife.
What are some virtual travel experiences you’ve tried?