See the World with these Virtual Tours
Written by: Sydney M Crago on March 24, 2020
Art is inspiring. It calls to us to sit back and think. It envelops us in moments of beauty, and it connects us with the thoughts and feelings of one another across the world and through the decades. It also is one of the most motivating factors for people to travel.
Many of us want to gaze up at the the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, tilting our necks so that our eyes can admire the familiar scenes that Michelangelo painted centuries ago. We dream of searching through the shelves of stories in Shakespeare and Company in Paris for the foreign edition of our favorite tales. We hope to hear our own timid footfalls as they carry us forward to see for ourselves the swirling paint in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. We long to be swept away by the enchanting costumes, stories, and melodies on stage at the Sydney Opera House.
In times of our greatest joys, like our vacations, we seek out art. Even in times that challenge us, we seek art.
Because art gives us hope.
So, to help you keep seeing the world we’d like share a few of our favorite destinations that are bringing art to you through virtual tours and streaming performances. And just maybe you’ll find the next place you want to visit in-person.
Are you looking for theatrics? Let the sound of the world’s most famous and talented opera singers fill your home. The Vienna Opera House, the NYC Met Opera, and The Paris Opera are streaming concerts from their archives for free.
If you prefer your classical music without lyrics, the Scottish Symphony Orchestra is also streaming performances for free.
Or, if you’d rather explore the visual arts, The British Museum, The Musee D’Orsay in Paris, and The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy have virtual tours so that you (and the kiddos) can take a stroll through the galleries without leaving home.
Thank you to all our travel agents, team members, and travelers for inspiring us with your travel memories and photos. We can’t wait to until you and your clients are back to traveling the world in-person again.