Best virtual travel tours: Explore the Louvre, Colosseum & more in coronavirus isolation

The coronavirus pandemic has left many of people around the world stuck indoors with not a lot to do. Many budding holidaymakers have been forced to cancel or rebook their holidays as airlines cancel their flights due to the coronavirus. While some people are taking this opportunity to take up a new hobby, learn a language or catch up on some boxsets, others still want to feel like they’re going on holiday.

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But how can you stay at home and still see the world?

Virtual tours are becoming more and more popular among people wishing to experience the world.


Open to anyone with a decent internet connection, virtual escapism is the new summer holiday.

Now, some of the world’s top galleries, museums and landscapes are available at the click of a button.

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Best virtual travel tours: Virtual tours are becoming more and more popular amongst people (Image: GETTY)Best virtual travel tours: The Louvre offers online tours where you can visit the museum’s rooms (Image: Louvre Museum)

Here is a selection of the best VR travel experiences to keep you going during isolation.

Uswitch has some of the world’s best virtual travel tours on their site including The White House, the Great Wall of China and The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre offers online tours where you can visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries.

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The tour includes an The Advent of the Artist exhibition in the Louvre’s Petite Galerie and a look at the museum’s Egyptian antiquities.

These options and more are available on The Louvre’s website.

The White House, Washington DC, US

From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, to the State floor rooms, a tour of the USA’s most famous building where royalty and countless leaders have dined and entertained.

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Google Arts & Culture offers a virtual tour of the Art and Decor of The White House.

The tour includes detailed descriptions so history buffs can find out the history of each room.

Great Wall of China, near Beijing

The China Guide offers a spectacular view of The Great Wall which is the nation’s most famous attraction and an essential stop on any trip to China.

Best virtual travel tours: From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, to the State floor rooms (Image: GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE)


The structure is considered a wonder of the world and boasts a history of over 2,000 years, stretching more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China.

The ancient wall can also be seen from outer space.

The Colosseum, Italy

Prowalk Tours has a virtual walk in 4K through one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

The video is on YouTube and begins at the Colosseo metro station going around the whole structure in an hour.

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This virtual tour from You Visit is complete with a voiceover that educates and entertains as you look at the spectacular scenery of Machu Picchu.

Buckingham Palace, London

The royal website offers up a stunning tour of Buckingham Palace which is the official residence of The Queen and her husband Prince Phillip.

The first tour takes you to the Grand Staircase while further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room are also available.

The tour also includes snippets of information about the rooms such as what material the chairs of estate are made from.