The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has induced numerous changes in life. In order to halt the spread of virus in a larger scale, many governments around the world have called upon stricter constraint on travelling activities within and abroad. This means the travelling industry has immediately come to an almost-complete standstill.
As many avid travellers are experiencing hard time in adapting a more "grounded" lifestyle, some tourist attractions as well as travel website creators have come about other engaging methods to help ease the desire of travelling during quarantine period.
There's no better way to do it than taking these sites up-close to you virtually. Some tourist boards have taken proactive steps and created interactive tours to highlight the most popular attractions and beautiful spots in the country.
Being one of the most spectacular countries to visit for snow-capped mountains and Alpine villages experience, Switzerland's immersive virtual experience allows us to enjoy the view from the many attractions in their homeland, ranging from the peaks of St. Moritz, the splendid view of Lake Lugano to Zurich's historic cathedrals. Sit back and explore!
To discover Switzerland, click here.
Find out how you can explore Portugal #FromHome by clicking onto the official website where tourist board has given numerous suggestions on how to enjoy unique Portuguese experience from the comfort of sofa at home. The coastal country of Portugal has so much to offer, thanks to its rich and varied cultural heritage. Take a look at the website above to discover some of the country's most beautiful museums or take a virtual tram ride through the charming Lisbon.
To discover Portugal, click here.
With a series of 360-degree videos, Austria is ready to showcase the country's most significant spots. From the beautiful medieval town of Innsbruck to Mozart's residence, you can treat your eyes to some of the interesting sites featured. To make the experience more interactive, users can experience virtual boat tours along the Danube River.
To discover Austria, click here.
If you have always been interested in unique experiences, why not treat yourself to a 360-degree virtual tour of the hillsides, houses and cellars of France's Champagne region? Take a look at the behind-the-scene production process of world-renowned champagne. Sit back and enjoy virtual vineyard visits and if that makes you thirsty, think about having wines and champagnes delivered to your doorstep.
To enjoy the virtual tour, click here.
Some capital cities around the world are also offering thorough virtual tours of their famous districts, neighbourhoods and landmarks. One of such cities is London. Visit Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Royal Albert Hall virtually, submerge in the beauty of London.
To explore London, click here.
Ever thinking to visit the Seven Wonders of the World without leaving the comfort of your home? The good news is all of them are now available online:
Machu Picchu, enjoy without climbing! -> Click here
Petra of Jordan, enjoy with audio guide! -> Click here
Great Wall of China, walk along without getting trapped in crowd! -> Click here
The physique to travel is confined, but the soul continues to wander.
Embrace the lockdown period, take it positively: Sometimes, there're just alternatives which can temporarily comfort our travelling soul.