Since the COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous countries to go on lockdown, it is not possible to travel. Anyway, there is still a possibility to explore the Czech Republic and even the whole world! How? We call it armchair travelling!
Armchair travelling experience will make you believe you’re on holiday! Just teleport yourself around the world with these incredible virtual tours for free (the only thing you need is an internet connection and a comfortable chair).
Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, famous museums and attractions are all just a few clicks away. Prepare your armchair and let’s start exploring!
Castles & Palaces
Firstly, visit some of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. We recommended exploring especially the palace of Lednice. It is located in the South Moravia and in 1996 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (together with the twin manor of Valtice). You can get lost in its beautiful English gardens as well as see the indoor of the palace where the noble families used to live.
Photo credit: Národní památkový ústav
Photo credit: Národní památkový ústav
Are you interested in trekking and mountains? Maybe the view from the highest Czech mountain Sněžka (1603m) will make you happy. Let yourself be carried away by the beautiful landscape at this link.
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Czech traditions: Beer
If you are a lover of Czech beer (of course you are, everyone loves it), you can go behind the walls of the largest Czech brewery in terms of production – Pilsner’s Urquell.
*Tip: Don’t forget to open a bottle of world-famous bottom-fermented light lager Pilsner Urquell while virtually going through the brewery.
Photo credit: © 2015 Magistrát města Plzně
Art & Architecture
For artistic people, there is a street view of the National Museum in Prague. Its gorgeous architecture and interior design are just mind-blowing.
Photo credit: Google Maps
Now, let’s go behind the borders of the Czech Republic to see some of the wonders of the world and experience a little bit more adventure.
Visit the new 7 wonders of the world
One of the new 7 wonders of the world is the Taj Mahal in India. The symbol of India’s rich history, the Taj Mahal is a grand mausoleum complex built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 1600s in memory of his wife. It’s one of the world’s most iconic architectural monuments and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
See the Taj Mahal for yourself from different angles via this 360-degree tour! It includes soothing music and insane helicopter views of the complex — something you won’t get even when you visit the place for real.
Photo credit: Air Pano
Don’t miss out also Jordan’s national treasure – Petra (part of the new 7 wonders of the world). This ancient city is called by many “a must-see before you die”. And now you have the chance! Watch it in 360-degree views with little audio nuggets of knowledge sprinkled along the journey makes the tour truly immersive.
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Take a walking tour around the city of Japan
Fans of Japan and all Japanese things are bound to love this tour. It’s a 3-minute 360-degree video taking you through some of the country’s most popular sights — Kyoto’s bamboo forest or Nara Deer Park.
Whenever you stop the video, you can check the situation from all different angles which will give you a totally new experience. You won’t be just a regular viewer of sumo exhibitions, but you can actually become even the sumo wrestler himself!
*Tip: Order in some sushi, plug in your headphones, and watch it on a desktop to truly immerse yourself in the experience!
Photo credit: Visit Japan
Swim with sharks
Palma Aquarium in Mallorca (Spain) is offering virtual visitors the chance to discover the Mediterranean’s marine life. Tropical reefs, exotic fish and even sharks will be on display in the aquarium’s live-streaming sessions, which take place Monday to Friday at 11 am Czech time. The aquarium is home to more than 8,000 specimens from almost 700 species.
Photo credit: Palma Aquarium
There is so much to explore even from your room. Let us know how you enjoyed this little journey around the world and where will you travel at first (for real) after the COVID-19 situation?