Itching to travel to Europe but stuck at home? These 200 virtual tours of Europe will help you fulfill a bit of that wanderlust – all from your couch!
What do you do when you are itching for a European getaway but are stuck at home? You can take one of these virtual tours of Europe and pretend you’re traveling throughout the continent – all without leaving your sofa!
Over the years, some of my favorite travel moments have been in Europe – from climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, eating allllllll the pasta in Florence and Rome, pretending to be a princess at Neuschwanstein Castle, wandering through the cobblestones alleys in the Alfama district in Lisbon, seeing Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona, and more.
Even still, there are so many things left to check off my Europe bucket list, and so I find myself returning to the continent over and over again.
Unfortunately for me as an American citizen, it might be awhile before I can get back over there due to the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the novel coronavirus. *insert crying emoji here*
Fortunately for me, there are soooo many virtual tours of Europe that are available all over the internet, to help me satisfy my wanderlust….just a little bit. And because I’ve been missing Europe a little bit too much, I went on a quest to find as many virtual tours of Europe as I possibly could – and ended up finding 200 of them!
I’ve found virtual tours, live webcam streams, and online experiences so you can see and experience everything from the most iconic European sights, to some hidden gems that I never heard of until now – that I can’t wait to visit in person one day.
The best part? The vast majority of these virtual tours in Europe are absolutely FREE! (although there are a few of them that are paid experiences or request a donation.)
If you’re like me and missing traveling, then I hope these virtual tours of Europe will help you satisfy that travel itch, even just a little bit. And without further ado, here are over 200 ways to travel all over Europe – without leaving home!
The Best Virtual Tours of Europe | 200 Ways to Travel Europe from Home
Austria Virtual Tours
Take an ultra HD virtual walking tour through Salzburg, home of Mozart and where Sound of Music was filmed.
Take a virtual tour of the Mozart Residence, the house turned museum in Salzburg where the legendary composer once lived. The museum gives visitors an insight into Mozart’s life, and displays various artifacts related to his life, including the original instruments that he once played.
Experience some of the natural wonders of Innsbruck, including hang-gliding down the Nordkette mountain, and visiting over 2000 animals at the Alpine Zoo.
Take a virtual walking tour through Hallstatt, the charming 16th century Alpine village.
See the stunning views in this live webcam footage shot from Großglockner High Alpine Road, on top of Austria’s highest mountain standing at 3798 metres.
Take a 360 degree virtual reality tour of the world’s largest ice caves in Werfen, in the Salzburg province.
Virtually explore the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) in Vienna. The museum exhibits artwork spanning over seven millenia – from Ancient Egypt to the late 18th century, and is especially known for its Renaissance and Baroque art collections.
Take a virtual tour of the Schonbrunn Palace, Austria’s most visited tourist attraction. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful Baroque complexes and has been in the possession of the Habsburgs since the 16th century, who used it for their summer residence.
Stream performances by the legendary Vienna State Opera and Ballet from home – each performance is €5.
Get a birds eye view of Vienna with this 360 degree virtual reality experience, which was created from footage shot while flying over the city in a hot air balloon.
Check out the beautiful views in this live webcam footage of Graz, Austria’s second largest city.
Croatia Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park via Google Earth. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is best known for its 16 cascading lakes and over 90 waterfalls, which have created natural dams over time.
Check out the live webcam footage of Hvar, the Croatian island known for its 13th century walls, hilltop fortress, its Renaissance era cathedral, and its beaches.
Check out live webcam footage from Stradun, one of Dubrovnik’s main thoroughfares. The 300 limestone-paved street runs over 300 meters through the city’s Old Town, famously surrounded by the Walls of Dubrovnik.
Go on a virtual tour of Dubrovnik’s Rector’s Palace, a 13th century palace that once housed government and state offices as well as Rector’s headquarters and living accommodation, in Raguza times. The iconic building now houses the Town Museum as well as a concert hall.
Take a virtual tour through the Zagreb Cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia and the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps.
Czech Republic Virtual Tours
See live footage of what’s happening in the Staré Mesto, Prague’s Old Town Square. In this webcam footage, you can see some of the most famous landmarks in the city, including the Astronomical Tower, as well as the Gothic towers of the Our Lady before Tyn church. In the winter, you’ll also be able to see the giant Christmas tree and festive markets!
See Prague from sunrise to sunset in this 360 degree video, which shows footage of the city at various points of the day shot from some of its most iconic locations, including Prague Castle, Old Town Square, and more.
Virtually explore the collections of some of Prague’s most notable museums and learn about Czech culture on Google Arts & Culture: the Prague National Gallery, Prague National Museum, and Prague Jewish Museum.
Take a virtual tour of the Prague Castle complex, which is one of the largest castle complexes in the world. The castle was founded in the ninth century and became the seat of Czech rulers and presidents. The complex is also home of the St. Vitus Cathedral, which is a stunning example of Gothic architecture.
Take a virtual stroll along Prague’s royal route, which stretches from the Municipal House in Old Town to the Prague Castle. This is the route that was once taken during coronation processions of the Kings of Bohemia for almost 400 years.
Explore the charming medieval town of Cesky Krumlov in this virtual 360 degree video. You can virtually wander through the city’s maze of narrow, winding streets, find the romantic nooks and crannies, check out its castle, and more.
Denmark Virtual Tours
Spend one perfect day in Copenhagen in this 360 degree virtual tour. The tour takes you through some of the city’s highlights, including the colorful Nyhavn harbor and Little Mermaid statue. You can also take a video helicopter tour over the picturesque city!
Take a virtual tour of the National Museum of Denmark. The museum has cultural exhibits on how Denmark came to be, as well as a varied collection of objects from the ancient cultures of Greece and Italy, the Near East and Egypt. To access the virtual tours, click on the exhibitions on the right, and the virtual tour option will appear on the dropdown.
Visit Denmark from home via several live streams from various places in the country – take a look at what’s happening in the harbor of Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city; see the waves crash at Klitmøller beach; watch the wild boar roam in Lille Vildmose; see meditative footage of the Black Sun at Wadden Sea; and more.
Estonia Virtual Tours
Take a 360 degree virtual reality walking tour of Old Town Tallinn, the best preserved medieval Old Town in Northern Europe. The area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets, and charming architecture.
Virtually explore the Tallinn CIty Museum, which gives insight into the history of the town from the earliest times to the present. The museum’s main location is housed in a historic merchant’s building in the city’s Old Town, but encompasses nine other sites.
Take a virtual tour of the Estonian Open Air Museum, which is a life-sized reconstruction of an 18th century Estonian fishing village. The museum, which is located in Tallinn, includes a church, inn, schoolhouse, several mills, a fire station, 12 farmyards and net sheds.
Virtually visit Parmu, known as the summer capital of Estonia, through virtual experiences the highlight the best of what the town has to offer. You can take a virtual spa holiday, nature holiday, check out the cows in the coastal meadow, go surfing, and more!
Finland Virtual Tours
Take a 360 degree virtual reality tour of Helsinki, Finland’s capital. The tour shows the city through each of the four seasons and highlight some of the most popular sights, starting from the empire-style Senate Square and the White Church, going to home of architect Alvar Aalto, the father of Nordic design, and then ending with a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.
France Virtual Tours
Explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles (without the crowds!), including the stunning Hall of Mirrors and gardens, with a virtual tour via Google Arts & Culture or Google Earth. You can also take a virtual reality tour of the extravagant palace and its grounds here.
Enjoy the beautiful seaside views from this live webcam feed of the Cote d’Azur beach in the Nice region.
Want to experience the magic and sparkle of the Eiffel Tower from home? You can check out this highlight of many people’s Paris bucket list in a number of ways: view from the top, explore the surrounding district, watch this webcam stream for live footage of the iconic monument, find out the history and fun facts behind the structure, take a virtual reality tour, or explore the iconic monument via Google Arts & Culture.
Descend into the underground of Paris in this virtual tour of the Paris Catacombs. The catacombs are said to house the remains of over six million in a network of underground tunnels, estimated to stretch for over 200 miles.
Admire Monet’s massive water lilies paintings on a virtual tour of the Musee L’Orangerie.
Take a virtual tour of Mont Saint-Michel via Google Arts and Culture, the medieval city atop a rocky inlet surrounded by vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides, situated between Normandy and Brittany. Atop the inlet is an abbey, which is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. You can also take a virtual reality tour of the island here.
Take a virtual tour through the galleries Musee d’Orsay, one of the most popular museums in Paris and home to many iconic European works.
Go on a virtual tour of the Grand Palais in Paris, one of the symbols of architectural innovation in the city. The monument was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition, and dedicated “by the French Republic to the glory of French art.” The site was named a historical monument in 2000. You can also take a video tour of the Grand Palais here.
Take an interactive panoramic tour of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, one of Paris’s most famous landmarks. You can tour some of the church’s highlights, including its famed mosaic ceilings. Be sure to also check out the epic views from the top of the dome, which is also the highest point in Paris.
Take a virtual tour through the Lascaux Caves, a complex of caves nestled deep below the Dordogne Valley. The caves, which were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are famous for its 20,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity.
Learn about the art of lacemaking on a virtual tour of the La Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais (Museum of Fashion and Lace of Calais),. The museum is housed in a 19th century lace factory in the heart of Calais, which is known as the City of Lace. The museum also offers an audio tour here.
Live out your fairytale dreams by taking a virtual tour of the castles of Loire Valley. You can explore some of the region’s most popular castles, including the Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire, Chateau de Moulin, and more. You can also take a virtual tour of Chateau Chenoceau here.
Experience a 360 degree virtual walk through Provence’s beautiful lavender fields.
Take a virtual tour of the Opera Garnier, one of the world’s premier opera and ballet houses. You can explore the stunning auditorium, the Library-Museum of the Opera (the French National Library), and check out the view from the roofs of the Palais Garnier.
Take a virtual tour of Chateau Fontainebleu, one of France’s largest royal palaces and what once served as the residence of monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III.
Want more ideas on how to travel to France form home? Try reading one of these books about Paris!
Germany Virtual Tours
See the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle (and the breathtaking landscapes of the Bavarian Alps surrounding it) from above with this 360 degree virtual reality tour. You can also take a virtual tour of Neuschwanstein Castle in the winter!
Take a virtual tour of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin’s most popular museum and home of an altar of Zeus from Pergamon, an ancient Greek structure that was shipped to Berlin in 1910.
Take a virtual tour of the Schleißheim palace complex, one of the largest in Germany. The complex consists of three individual palaces that were the summer residences of the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach. Some of the highlights include a Baroque garden, stunning paintings, and a porcelain exhibition.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Bavarian Alps in this live webcam footage from the Schloss Elmau luxury resort.
Take a 360 degree virtual tour of Dresden, known for the classic architecture of its reconstructed old town.
Take a 360 degree virtual tour of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. You can check out the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Elbstrand beach, Planten un Blomen park and more.
Take a 360 degree tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the charming Medieval town that is one of the highlights on Germany’s Romantic Road.
See the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the North Rhine area of Germany with these 360 degree tours. Some of the sites you can visit virtually include the Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral, the Augustusburg and Falkenlus Palaces, and more.
Take a virtual tour of the Schloss Drachenburg, a modern castle located near Cologne and Bonn. The elaborate 19th-century villa is modeled after a medieval castle and offers sweeping views of the Rhine Valley.
See all of Munich’s highlights in this virtual walking tour of the capital of Bavaria. This video starts in Karlsplatz, then makes its way through Marienplantz, the city’s main square. Visit Munich‘s churches, and then check out the attractions in Odeonsplatz.
Take a virtual tour of the Sanssouci Palace, the summer residence of Frederick the Great and where he often retreated to in difficult times, in the company of his dogs. The palace is often referred to as Germany’s answer to Versailles.
Virtually visit the Reichstag Parliamentary Building, a historic edifice that is the seat of the German parliament, the Bundestag. It is one of the most visited sites in Berlin and is famous for its glass dome.
Greece Virtual Tours
Take a video tour through Santorini, one of Greece’s most popular islands, famous for its beautiful beaches, white painted villages, and an active volcano. It’s also considered one of the most romantic Greek islands. You can catch a sunset over the island’s cliffs here.
The Greek tourism board has compiled ways to experience Greece from home, offering a glimpse into what this ancient yet contemporary destination can offer. The site includes many videos, through which you can take a virtual tour of Corfu, peer at archaeological sites, fly over island beaches, listen to Greek music and learn about Greek food, listen to national opera singers perform from home, learn about Greek wine, and much more.
Take an interactive virtual tour of the Acropolis, the ancient sanctuary atop a rocky hillside over Athens that played a significant role in Greece history. Over the years, the Acropolis has served as a home to kings, a citadel, a home to gods, a religious center, and nowadays, one of Greece’s most popular tourist attractions. You can also take a virtual tour of the Acropolis Museum, which exhibits over 3000 artifacts excavated from the site.
Take a virtual cruise around the Greek islands – this video takes you to some of Greece’s most popular islands, and highlights the individual vibes of each one, from the traditional, romantic, to party-driven.
Check out the view from the summit of Mt. Olympus, Greek’s highest mountain. In Greek mythology, the mountain is regarded as the home of the gods, and the site of the throne of Zeus.
Hungary Virtual Tours
Check out the stunning views of the iconic Parliament Building, River Danube, Castle Hill, and beyond in this live Budapest webcam footage shot from the Hotel Victoria.
Take a virtual tour through the rooms of the magnificent Hungarian Parliament Building, the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary and one of the most famous landmarks in Budapest.
Virtually explore the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, one of the greatest performing arts centers in the world.
Virtually experience and tour the famous Szechnyi Thermal Baths, one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe. The water for the medicinal baths is provided by two thermal springs, and the water is made up of components including sulfate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of metaboric acid and fluoride.
Iceland Virtual Tours
See the spectacular Northern Lights over the skies of Iceland with this 360 degree virtual tour. You can see the Northern Lights over some of Iceland’s most beautiful locations, including the Godafodd waterfall and the Joksarlon Lagoon.
Take a virtual tour along Iceland’s stunning coastline. In this ultra HD video, you can see stunning footage of the dramatic coastline, as well as see some of the amazing wildlife and birds in the area.
Iceland is famous for its waterfalls, and you can take a virtual tour of some of its most famous ones here. The tour takes you through some of the most beautiful and well-known waterfalls all over Iceland, including Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and more. You can also take a video tour here.
Take a virtual trip along Iceland’s Golden Circle, which consists of three of the country’s most popular attractions: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir national park.
Ireland Virtual Tours
Check out the live footage from the lively Temple Bar district in Dublin, the center of the city’s nightlife. In this live webcam footage, you can check out what’s going on outside of the iconic Temple Bar Pub.
Virtually tour the grounds of the Belfast Castle, a fairytale castle nestled in the hills of Northern Ireland.
Take a video tour of the Long Room at the Trinity College Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The library was built in the 18th century, and contains over 200,000 books. (You can also take a virtual walking tour of Dublin by taking a look at this one day in Dublin itinerary).
Learn more about the brewing process of one of Ireland’s most iconic beers by taking a virtual tour of the Guinness Storehouse, one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions. You can also take a video tour here.
Learn about the heritage and distilling process of Jameson, one of Ireland’s most famous whiskeys by taking a virtual Jameson Experience tour at their distillery in Cork and of the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin.
Take a virtual tour of the Blarney Castle, the medieval castle that is home of the famous Blarney Stone, and its surrounding gardens.
Can’t get enough castles? You can tour many more Irish castles here, including Belleek Castle, Narrow Water Castle Keep, Kinbane Castle, Tully Castle, and more.
Virtually visit Christ Church Cathedral, which was founded in 1028 by the Vikings and is the oldest working structure in Dublin.
Take a 360 degree tour of the stunning Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most famous sea cliffs along its west coast.
Take a virtual tour through St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s national cathedral and one of the most famous churches in the world.
Take a virtual tour of the rugged landscape of the Giant’s Causeway, known to the Irish as the eighth wonder of the world. Here you will find about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. You can also see views of the area at sunset, as well as see it from different perspectives on this tour.
Italy Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of the Florence Duomo, one of the most iconic examples of Renaissance architecture, featuring its magnificent dome built by Brunelleschi. You can also wander through the surrounding side streets as well. This is a highlight of any Florence itinerary!
Take a virtual tour through the immense art collections of the Vatican Museums, including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
Learn to cook traditional Italian dishes by taking a virtual cooking class with an Italian Nonna. (this one is a paid experience)
Take a virtual tour through some of Rome’s most famous cultural sites, which gives you an insight into the city’s heritage. You can also take this virtual tour of three of Rome’s most popular monuments – the Forum, Colosseum, and the Pantheon. You can also get up close and personal to the Colosseum and Forum via Google Arts and Culture.
Take a virtual tour through and explore the collection of the Uffizi Gallery, the prominent art museum in Florence featuring many Renaissance masterpieces.
Virtually wander through the Boboli Gardens, the historic gardens in Florence designed for the Medici family, via Google Street View.
Get up close and personal to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa with this ultra-HD 360 degree virtual photo tour.
Learn about the history and art of Murano glass blowing, which has been created in Venice since the 10th century. The Venetian island is known to be the home of many master glass blowers, who are world-famous for their fine technique, which has been passed down through generations.
Virtually explore the streets and canals of Venice via foot, gondola, or vaporetto via this Google Street View trek. You can also take a virtual gondola ride or enjoy live webcam footage of the canals.
Virtually explore the Piazza San Marco, Venice’s principal public square. In this ultra high-res 360 degree photo, you can get up close and personal to some of the most famous landmarks in the city, including the San Marco Basilica, and Doge’s Palace, the latter of which you can also virtually tour (and get a street view of the city’s iconic canals) here.
Get up close and personal to the magnificent Duomo di Milano cathedral via Google Street View. The cathedral is the second largest in the world and took six centuries to complete construction.
Go on a virtual tour of the city of Rome and some of its most famous landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Vatican, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Villa Borghese, and much more.
Get up close and personal to the Trevi Fountain (without having to battle the crowds!) by checking out this ultra high-res 360 degree photo. The fountain is one of the most famous in the world, and the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. You can also explore the site via Google Arts& Culture here.
Go on a virtual tour of the historic center of Florence, going through the Piazzale della Signore, Palazzo Vecchio, and with beautiful views of the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
Admire the stunning views of the Florence skyline with this Ultra HD panoramic photo tour of the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Virtually walk across the Ponte Vecchio, and check out the beautiful views of the unique bridge, with the houses on it.
Google Arts & Culture offers a virtual Grand Tour of Italy, going through four cities that shaped the country’s history – Rome, Venice, Siena, and Palermo.
Admire this beautiful panoramic view of the rolling hills of Tuscany, shot from the top of the Conti Guidi observation deck at the Museo Leonardiano Vinci in Vinci.
Check out the stunning coastal views of the Amalfi Coast on Google Street View. The area is famous for its sheer cliffs and rugged coastline, dotted with pastel fishing villages and small beaches.
Admire the stunning coastal views from Cinque Terre, one of Italy’s premier vacation destinations. In this 360 degree panoramic photo, you can see the fishing boats and the colorful buildings that are perched up on the hillside of one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines. You can also take a virtual tour via Google Street View here.
See what’s going on in Venice right now in this live webcam, shot from various spots in the city. The rolling camera shows footage from the city’s famous canals, squares, and more.
Malta Virtual Tours
Learn about Malta’s heritage and culture through some of the country’s most prominent museums and landmarks, which you can virtually tour through Google Arts & Culture.
Netherlands Virtual Tours
See colorful tulips, daffodils, and more on a virtual tour of Keukenhof, one of the largest flower fields in Europe. Over seven million flower bulbs are planted annually, and the gardens stretch for over 32 hectares. You can also see more footage of the tulips here, as well as take a 360 degree virtual reality tour here.
Take a virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and culture, and one of Amsterdam’s most famous museums.
Virtually tour the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, home of the largest Van Gogh collection in the world.
See the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk Elshou, the largest concentration of such windmills in the Netherlands and some of the oldest and most well-known.
Virtually walk through the streets of the Amsterdam Red Light District in this ultra high-res 360 degree photo. The neighborhood is famous for its liberal laws, “coffee shops,” and ladies of the night.
Check out the live webcam footage from Amsterdam Dam Square, the city’s central town square. The camera oscillates to provide great shots of the area’s streets, sculptures, and stunning architecture.
Take a virtual tour of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, which is one of three palaces which are at disposal of the monarch and serves as King Willem-Alexander’s official reception palace. The palace stands at the west end of Dam Square, in the heart of the city
Virtually tour the secret annex of the Anne Frank house, where the young girl hid for more than two years during World War II and wrote in her diary.
Norway Virtual Tours
Virtually tour through Norway’s magnificent fjords, including Trollstigen, Geirangerfjorden, Pulpit Rock, and many more.
Take a virtual steam train ride through the highest elevation station in Norway.
Take a virtual road trip through Norway – some of the places you will visit through this video are Oslo, Geiranger Fjord, Bergen, Lofoten, Senja, Lovatnet and even Northcape.
Experience the unbelievable colors of the Northern Lights move through the Arctic Sky in this virtual tour of an Ice Hotel in Norway.
Poland Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, recognized as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century for its use of reinforced concrete. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as one of Poland’s official National Historic Monuments.
See the ornate Baroque details of the Church of Peace in Swindica, Poland, the largest wooden religious venue in Europe.
Take a virtual tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, established at the site of the concentration camp. From 1942, Auschwitz became one of the main centers of execution of European Jews by the Germans, and over 1.1 million people were killed.
Portugal Virtual Tours
Get up close and personal to the colorful towers of the Pena Palace with this ultra HD 360 degree photo.
Learn about the history and significance of the Portuguese Azulejo tiles via Google Arts and Culture. These tiles can be seen on the facade of many buildings throughout the country, and are considered to be beautiful works of art. You can also take a virtual tour of the National Azulejo Museum in Lisbon.
Go for a virtual ride in one of Lisbon’s iconic line 28 tram, taking you through some of the most famous landmarks in the city.
Spend 1 perfect day in Lisbon and see all the city’s highlights through this virtual reality tour.
Take a virtual train journey through Portugal along the CP Cascais, Douro, Sintra, Northern, or Oeste lines.
Take a virtual 4K video tour of the historic Alfama district, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon. You can also check out this stunning panoramic view of the city from one of the miradouros (viewpoints) in the area.
Take a virtual tour over São Miguel Island, the largest in the Azores. You can see some of the island’s highlights, including Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa de Santiago, Lagoa das Furnas, the northern and eastern coasts, and more.
Take a virtual tour through two stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Belem district , two highlights of any Lisbon itinerary. The Jerominos Monastery is a prime example of the Manueline architectural style, and served as a place of spiritual protection for sailors and explorers during the Discovery Age. The Torre de Belem is one of Lisbon’s most iconic structures, and was originally built as a fortress to guard Lisbon’s harbor and to serve as a ceremonial gate.
Take a 360 degree virtual reality tour of Obidos, a medieval village just north of Lisbon known for its narrow cobble-stoned streets, painted houses, and imposing castle.
Spend one perfect day in Porto in this 360 degree virtual reality tour. See the city’s stunning azulejos-tiled churches, beautiful riverfront views from the Dom Luis bridge, charming historic streets, and more.
Virtually tour through the stunning rooms of the National Palace of Queluz, located on the outskirts of Sintra. The 18th century palace served as the official residence while mad queen Dom Maria I was hid away from public view and is characterized by a beautiful blue and yellow facade.
Take a virtual tour of some of Lisbon’s street art and graffiti. This tour points out some of the most notable murals in the Calcada da Gloria, one of the best areas in the city to view street art.
Romania Virtual Tours
Take a video tour through Bran Castle, more commonly referred to as “Dracula’s Castle.” The castle is said to have served as an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous novel, but was originally built in the 14th century as defense against the Ottoman Empire.
Russia Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of the historic Bolshoi Theatre, one of Russia’s symbolic attractions and home of one of the most famous ballet and opera companies in the world.
Virtually tour the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra church, one of the most important Russian monasteries and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Admire the Rococo architecture of the Catherine Palace on a virtual tour via Google Arts & Culture. The palace, which sits 30 kilometers outside of St. Petersburg, was once the summer residence of Russian tsars and is known for its richly decorated interiors, including the world-famous Amber Room.
Go on a ultra HD video tour of the Kremlin, the fortified complex in the center of Moscow that includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers.
Take a virtual walking tour of one of St. Petersburg’s hidden gems. This tour takes you through Vasilievsky Island, one of the city’s oldest and lesser known neighborhoods, introducing you to its street life, street food, back alleyways, and Russian banya (sauna) culture. This is a “Pay-what-you-want” tour.
Scotland Virtual Tours
Sail around the captivating Isle of Skye in this video tour. You’ll discover the ancient history, mysteries, and myths behind the fascinating island, and see the alpine crests of the Cuillin and the beautiful shelters coves.
Take a virtual tour through the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the first botanical gardens in the world. The garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh, and is also a world-renowned scientific center for the study of the diversity and conservation of plants.
Take a virtual tour of the Palace of Hollyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland. The tour takes you through the magnificent Grand Stair, Morning Drawing Room, and Royal Dining Room, and gives you further insight into some of the palace’s items of significance.
Take a virtual walk around Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland’s most famous sights. The historic fortress dominates the Edinburgh skyline from its position atop Castle Rock. It has been the site of human activity for over 3000 years.
See live webcam footage shot from the Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, featured in several major films. The castle stands on an island where three lochs meet in the western Highlands of Scotland. The castle was rebuilt to its current Medieval style, but there is little known about the original castle because the fortress was blown to smithereens in 1719. You can also check out a 360 degree video of the castle and its ground here.
Virtually climb to the top of the summit of Ben Lomond and enjoy the views in this 360 degree video. Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros (a mountain standing at over 3000 feet) in Scotland and is a prominent feature of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, together with its namesake loch.
Take a virtual tour of Blair Castle, which has stood in Scotland for over 700 years. The castle is traditionally the home of the Duke of Atholl, and is the garrison for the Atholl Highlanders, the only legal private army in Europe.
Virtually sail through Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal, the largest lake by volume in the British Isles. Extending over 22 miles, there’s more fresh water here than all of the lakes in England and Wales put together.
Slovakia Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of the Jasovská Cave, a fascinating limestone cave and archaeological site that is the oldest publicly accessible cave in the world and is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Take a virtual tour through Domica Cave, the largest in the Slovak Karst National Park in southern Slovakia. The cave stretched 25 kilometers into Hungary, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its spindly stalactites, underground wetlands, numerous bat species, and archaeological discoveries of Stone Age fragments.
Slovenia Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of Bled Castle, which sits atop a steep cliff overlooking the iconic Lake Bled. Bled Castle dates back to the 11th century and is known as the oldest castle in Slovenia. You can also take a night tour of the castle here.
Take a virtual tour of Ljubljana Castle, which was built as a medieval fortress in the 11th century, and is a key landmark of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. On the tour, you can take a look at the castle’s terrace and check out the epic view of Downtown Ljubljana.
Spain Virtual Tours
See the whimsical Dr. Seuss-like details and the rainbow-colored stained glass windows of the Sagrada Familia on a virtual tour of one of Gaudi’s most famous works. You can also take this tour of the unique interior of the church via Google Earth. This is a highlight of many people’s Barcelona itinerary!
Virtually visit Casa Mila, yet another of Gaudi’s famous works. The house is known as one of the famed architect’s most creative works, and is renowned for its functional and constructional innovations.
Take a virtual tour through Casa Batllo, another one of Gaudi’s most famous works. The house was built for the wealthy Batllo family, who gave the famed architect complete creative freedom in its design. Therefore, you can see his most unique ideas and concepts – the house eschews straight lines and draws inspiration from marine life and organic matter.
Still can’t get enough of Gaudi? Take a virtual tour of the monument and gardens of Park Guell, featuring some of Gaudi’s colorful and whimsical works set against nature.
Take a virtual tour of the Alhambra, the palace and fortress that is one of the most famous examples of Spanish Islamic architecture, and was once home to the Moorish monarchs in the Middle Ages.
Take a virtual tour of the stunning Sevilla Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in the world, via Google Earth.
Virtually explore the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, home of the world’s most complete collection of the famed 20th century artist. You can also take a virtual tour of the museum’s beautiful courtyard here.
Check out the beautiful views from the Palma de Mallorca harbor in this live webcam footage. The city has a rich historical past, and is one of the major port cities in the Mediterranean. In the footage, you can see the ships go by, and pans to other locations in the port area as well.
Take a virtual tour of the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a shining example of the Catalan Art Noveau style of architecture and one of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona. The Palau is the only concert hall listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many world-class orchestras, choirs, composers, singers, and recording artists have performed on its stage since the venue opened in 1908.
Virtually explore the galleries of Museo del Prado, which boasts the world’s largest collection of Spanish paintings, as well as a selection of Italian and Flemish masterpieces.
Take a virtual tour of La Giralda, one of Seville’s most emblematic monuments. The tour allows you to get up close and personal with the outstanding details on the building’s facade and the bronze Girardillo sculpture at the top, and check out incredible views of the city’s historic center, the Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, and more.
Sweden Virtual Tours
Go on a virtual reality walk through Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. You will get to see the colorful 17th and 18th-century buildings, the cobblestoned street, as well as the Stortorget square and the Nobel Museum. A must on any Stockholm itinerary, and also one of the most Instagrammable places in Stockholm!
Take a virtual tour through the Swedish Lapland – you can tour an Ice Hotel, see the local Arctic wilderness, meet local huskies and reindeer, virtually go dog and reindeer sledding, and even virtually join a Northern Lights hunt!
Virtually walk through a recently excavated viking village in Birka, a medieval village near modern-day Stockholm.
Take a virtual tour of Stockholm’s subway art. At over 100 kilometers long, it is known as the longest art exhibition in the world. Ninety of the 100 stations in the system have been decorated in some way, and showcase the works of over 150 artists since 1950. Also check out this guide to planning a self-guided Stockholm subway art tour, which showcases some of the most beautiful stations in the system!
Virtually explore the Museum of Antiquities inside the Stockholm Royal Palace on this 360 degree virtual tour. The museum features a collection of art and antiquities acquired by King Gustav III in the late 1700s, and its items are displayed as originally exhibited.
Take an ultra HD video walking tour of Stockholm in the winter. The tour starts in the Norrmalm district, makes its way through Central Stockholm, and ends up in Gamla Stan, the city’s old town.
Catch the magic of the Northern Lights without leaving home with this virtual reality tour of Abisko National Park.
Switzerland Virtual Tours
Go on a virtual Grand Train Tour through Switzerland, which merges the most beautiful panoramic train lines into one unique 1280 kilometer route. You will see some magnificent views and some of Switzerland’s most famous sights on this tour!
Check out the breathtaking views in this live webcam footage from Jungfrau region. You can see footage from the summit of Jungfraujoch (aka “the top of Europe”), Kleine Scheidegg, Maanlichen, and more. The vistas in these cams are absolutely incredible!
Check out the epic views from the top of the famous Matterhorn mountain in this live webcam footage, shot from 3883 meters high.
Get a bird’s eye view of Switzerland in this virtual reality experience – you’ll see some breathtaking mountain landscapes, glittering lakes, and picturesque cultural sites.
Take a 360 degree tour through the city of Basel, in northwest Switzerland. You can tour some of the city’s most popular landmarks, including the Markplatz in Old Town, Münsterplatz in front of the Basel Cathedral, and take a walking tour along Kleinbasel on the banks of the Rhine.
Take a virtual road trip through Switzerland. This grand tour stretches for 1600 miles around the scenic country, passing through 22 lakes, 5 Alpine passages, and 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Check out the footage from the live webcams in Zurich. You can see live feeds from various points in the city, including the Old Town, Uetliberg, and the west end of the city. Enjoy beautiful views of Zurich’s beautiful architecture, the breathtaking Alps, and more.
Take a virtual tour of the Parliament House in Bern, the seat of the Swiss government and parliament. Inaugurated in 1902, the building is a lasting symbol of Swiss democracy.
United Kingdom Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour through the magnificent rooms and halls of the Houses of Parliament in London, also known as the Palace of Westminster. This is the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Virtually explore the extensive collection of the British Museum. You can also take a virtual tour of the galleries via Google Street View, visit its virtual galleries, or learn more about the collection via Google Arts & Culture.
Take a virtual tour of the magnificent Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen and home of many national celebrations in Britain.
Take a virtual tour of London’s vibrant street art scene via Google Arts & Culture.
Take a virtual visit through the galleries of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Virtually explore the grounds of Stonehenge, arguably the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. The English Heritage foundation will also live stream the summer solstice (June 20-21) on their Facebook page here.
Take a virtual tour of the Tower of London, the fortress, armory, and royal palace that protected London from the 11th to 16th centuries. The site is the home of the Crown Jewels, an impressive collection of 23,578 gems which are protected under the watchful eye of the Yeoman Warders, some of the most powerful soldiers in British history.
Explore the collection of over 50,000 plants and flowers housed at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew on this virtual tour. The garden boasts the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. You can also explore the gardens via Google Street View here.
Take a virtual reality tour through the galleries of London’s National Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
Explore the galleries on a virtual tour of the Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of international modern art.
Virtually visit 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Britain.
See the treasures of Westminster Abbey, such as the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the High Altar and the Coronation Chair, on a virtual tour of England’s royal church.
Take a 360 degree virtual ride on the London Eye, one of the tallest observation wheels in the world. Here, you can see panoramic views of central London and the River Thames below, and zoom into some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Take a virtual tour of the Raglan Castle in Wales, the last true medieval castle built in Great Britain. The castle has striking towers and is surrounded by glorious countryside.
Virtually stream some of Shakespeare’s masterpieces, as performed by the performers at the Shakespeare’s Globe, a world-renowned world-renowned theater, education center, and cultural landmark in London dedicated to the infamous playwright.
Take a virtual tour through the grounds of the Hestercombe House and Gardens, which offers a unique combination of over three centuries of British garden design. The gardens represent three different styles: a Georgian landscape garden, a Victorian terrace and shrubbery, and an Edwardian formal garden.
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Caroline is a Southern California based traveler, writer, and photographer. She travels all around California, the US, and the world in search of the most colorful places, the most delicious food, and bucket-list adventures. Her aim is to inspire other travelers discover how to add more adventure and joy to their lives. On Pictures & Words, you’ll find detailed guides + itineraries, along with vibrant photos to help you plan the the most epic trips. When she’s not traveling, Caroline also runs half marathons.