The world’s most amazing cultural sites you can explore from home

access_time 2020 · 05 · 11

Often, wanderlust strikes at a time when we can’t just pack up and travel. Work, responsibilities, and other factors force us to get creative with our adventures. Luckily, virtual reality travel has arrived on the scene to help. Now, when you crave adventure, you can curl up with a glass of wine and discover museums and national parks all over the world. When an international flight to London or a backpacking trip through Argentina aren’t possible, the next best thing is making a date with virtual reality travel.

The digital age gives us the planet at our fingertips. From a British Museum, London virtual tour or a trip to the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, to outdoor journeys like a virtual Machu Picchu tour or an exciting online escape to Patagonia, there’s something out there for every adventurer. And why not enjoy your exploration with a wine that has an adventurous reputation of its own, Concha y Toro’s Amelia?

Amelia wine, named after Amelia Earhart and grown near Chile’s wild Pacific coast, is bound to bring out your adventurous spirit, even if you’re stuck at home. The benefit of virtual reality travel is, you can access amazing cultural sites with a glass of wine in hand, and without even leaving your sofa. So pour a glass of Amelia to sip as you discover these fantastic online excursions.

 

  • British Museum in London
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With over eight million works in its permanent collection, the British Museum in London has one of the largest collections of any museum on Earth. This museum is known for its exhibits on human history, culture, and art. The British Museum, London virtual tour brings these artifacts to life with one click. 

Enter the British Museum, London virtual tour through an interactive Google-based timeline of artifacts from all over the world, called Museum of the World. You can also explore online exhibits of the British Museum on their website, or check their Google Arts and Culture page here. There are many ways to do a British Museum, London virtual tour and learn more about the fascinating items in this museum’s vast collection. A cosy chair and a nice glass of wine are sure to make this a one-of-a-kind museum tour experience.

 

  • Musee d’Orsay in Paris
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Why not continue your virtual reality travel museum tour of Europe by popping over to Paris to visit the Musee d’Orsay? This museum is located on the banks of the Seine River, making the outside view just as historic as the items inside. 

After exploring the panoramic views outside the Musee d’Orsay, step inside to discover the museum’s collection, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, and Renoir among other famous painters. As one of the largest art museums in Europe, its contents are sure to keep you entertained while you enjoy a glass or two of your favourite wine.

 

  • Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru
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Next, head over to South America to explore one of the world’s most prized travel destinations, with a virtual Machu Picchu tour. This cultural site is a 15th-century Inca citadel surrounded by the Urubamba River, a glorious mountain ridge, and the Sacred Valley below. Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, and with good reason. 

This site is a backpacker’s dream, combining historic cultural ruins and picturesque surroundings to create an atmosphere that is unlike any other. With a virtual Machu Picchu tour, you can visit this spectacular site without the altitude sickness or tired legs from uphill climbs. Cheers to that!

 

  • Patagonia in Argentina and Chile
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We’d be remiss if we failed to mention our own natural wonder, the incredible land of Patagonia. This area, shared by Argentina and Chile, is home to the southern section of the Andes Mountains and numerous lakes, fjords, glaciers, and deserts. Nature lovers will enjoy this immersive tour of Patagonia, featuring incredible panoramic views, glimpses of the native wildlife, and detailed descriptions of the land’s fierce and wild nature. 

The only way to get more of a thrill from this virtual reality travel adventure without leaving your sofa is to enjoy a wine grown in similar climes. The roaring Chilean Pacific and Andes Mountains create the microclimate that produces Amelia wine, making it a perfect pairing for this cosy at-home excursion.

The great thing about virtual reality travel is the possibility of bringing home comforts along for the ride. Accompany a visit to the British Museum with a glass of Amelia Chardonnay. This refreshing, floral wine is sure to add an air of sophistication to your museum tour. Bring a pour of Amelia Pinot Noir along as you discover Patagonia, so you can taste the delicious flavours this area is capable of producing. Both of these wines have an exhilarating taste all their own, making them the perfect companion for at-home adventuring.

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