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    23 Virtual Tours That Are Almost As Good As Traveling

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    1. Say "bonjour" to a day in Paris.

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    Escape your apartment and head to the streets of Paris with a local guide who will virtually show you the most beautiful spots the city offers. Plus, they'll also share tips like how to picnic in Paris properly and phrases to seem more ~Parisian~.

    Streaming from: Paris, France

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $19/person

    2. Get in your nature fix with a visit to a New Zealand farm.

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    Join a farmer as he visits the animals on his farm, explains how a farm works, shares interesting animal facts, and, of course, shows off stunning views of the lush countryside. Perfect for anyone who's been stuck in the city all quarantine!

    Streaming from: Palmerston North, New Zealand

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $9/person

    3. See all of Stockholm's hidden gems up close.

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    Travel through the city via photos and historical tales alongside your local guide. You'll discover some of Stockholm's most underrated attractions as well as get insight into the Swedish culture, architecture, and history.

    Streaming from: Stockholm, Sweden

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $19/person

    4. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Quito, Ecuador.

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    Let a local guide you through Ecuador's capital via 360-degree photos, videos, and traditional music that will heighten the virtual experience. Your host will also teach you how to make an Ecuadorian drink or dessert to ~savor~ the experience!

    Streaming from: Quito, Ecuador

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $10/person

    5. Get caffeinated while you learn about ancient Dubai.

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    Dubai might be known for its sky-high buildings, but this tour will take you to back to the city's roots. A local virtually takes you to historic sites (like a souk) and even gives a lesson on how to make traditional Arabic coffee.

    Streaming from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $16/person

    6. Get a history lesson while walking through St. Petersburg.

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    Russia's history is long and complicated, so why not let a local, Katerina, explain while she shows you around St. Petersburg. You'll see the sights while learning about Russian culture and get pro tips for your future trip.

    Streaming from: St. Petersburg, Russia

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $5/person

    7. Explore London's magical Harry Potter history — no Muggles allowed!

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    With a dash of magic (*cough* internet) you can experience all of London's Harry Potter sites from home. Using filmed footage, a guide takes you through the city's movie locations and sprinkles in some HP trivia along the way.

    Streaming from: London, England

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $11/person

    8. Take a trip through Prague (and time) with a plague doctor because...well, it's 2020.

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    The 17th century plague doctor outfit might seem a bit creepy (even for 2020), but this lesson on Czech history is actually super fun. Not only will you learn a lot, but you'll get to witness Prague's best attractions sans the crowds of tourists.

    Streaming from: Prague, Czechia

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $19/household

    9. Embrace your inner archeologist on a virtual trip to Pompeii.

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    Let an archeologist introduce you to the ancient city of Pompeii, from its beginning to its eventual eruption. Explore Roman baths, gladiator stadiums, and more while also learning archeological techniques.

    Streaming from: Pompeii, Italy

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $19/person

    10. Bring some color to your quarantine with a trip to India's famous pink city.

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    Learn why Jaipur is one of India's most-visited cities through interactive photos and videos. You'll visit the iconic pink buildings as well as some hidden gems you can bank away for a future trip.

    Streaming from: Jaipur, India

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $7/person

    11. Learn what the heck "craic" is on a tour of an Irish village.

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    Join a local (and his adorable dog) on a virtual 360-degree journey through the village of Howth, where you'll see the natural beauty of Ireland and learn interesting and hilarious stories about Irish culture.

    Streaming from: Dublin, Ireland

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $11/person

    12. Visit the wonders of Lisbon, a glass of wine in hand.

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    Armed with a bottle of wine, a can of sardines, and a sweet pastry, you'll feel like you're in Portugal alongside your hosts. They'll take you through a sardine festival, play traditional music, and even offer food recs for your future (real-life) trip.

    Streaming from: Lisbon, Portugal

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $9/person

    13. Bathe in the forests of Kyoto's sacred mountain.

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    Using pre-recorded video and audio, you'll walk through Kyoto's famous Fushimi Inari shrine while a guide explains its history and rituals. Then, join a meditation at a sacred waterfall for the ultimate de-stress virtual vacation.

    Streaming from: Kyoto, Japan

    Duration: An hour and 15 minutes

    Price: From $10/person

    14. Unlock your creative side as you tour the colorful street art of Buenos Aires.

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    "Walk" the streets of Buenos Aires on the ultimate street art tour of the city's most colorful murals. Then, once you've been thoroughly inspired, the host helps you create your own piece of artwork! (No skills required, we promise.)

    Streaming from: Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $6/person

    15. See all of Tokyo's top sights without ever leaving your couch.

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    Over 150 pictures and videos take you on an exhaustive tour of Tokyo's best spots, including a ramen restaurant and the Meiji Jingu forest. Plus, you'll get insider tips on Japanese etiquette and daily life.

    Streaming from: Taito City, Japan

    Duration: An hour and a half

    Price: From $15/person

    16. Hear the untold tales of San Francisco (without having to deal with Karl the Fog).

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    San Francisco is a quirky place and you know it's got some quirky stories as well. Follow your guide through the city's iconic landmarks as you learn more about SF's weird history and get some local travel advice.

    Streaming from: San Francisco, USA

    Duration: An hour and 15 minutes

    Price: From $10/person

    17. Catch the surreal northern lights in Norway while also learning how to photograph them.

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    There's something unreal about these swirling lights in the night sky, so let your host explain how, when, and where you can find them in Norway. Plus, you'll get tips on photographing the natural phenomenon so you'll remember it forever.

    Streaming from: Tromsø, Norway

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $9/person

    18. Let a local escort you through the canals of Venice.

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    Join a native Venetian on his terrace overlooking the Grand Canal as he takes you through the labyrinth that is Venice. You'll learn the city's secrets and get a look into the making of its local crafts, like carnival masks.

    Streaming from: Venice, Italy

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $15/person

    19. ~Zoom~ through Madrid while learning about food, culture, and (of course) sangria.

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    Enjoy the highlights of Madrid in less time than it would take to enjoy an afternoon siesta. Join your host as he showcases the city's food scene, Spanish culture, and local lingo. They also offer a student/unwaged discount!

    Streaming from: Madrid, Spain

    Duration: An hour and 15 minutes

    Price: From $5/person

    20. Explore Old Quebec's nooks and crannies without getting up from the couch.

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    Learn about the history and culture of Quebec City through pre-recorded footage, interactive games, and a local host who's happy to answer all of your questions. By the end, you'll feel like a local Canadian yourself.

    Streaming from: Quebec City, Canada

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $12/person

    21. Get a taste of the Crazy Rich Asian lifestyle in Singapore.

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    Follow in the footsteps of the hit movie as your host virtually takes you to the places where it was filmed while revealing movie secrets (like a deleted scene!), the best places to eat, and whether people in Singapore really live like that.

    Streaming from: Singapore, Singapore

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $8/person

    22. Accompany a local guide on a typical day in Barcelona.

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    With a packed itinerary of breakfast in a market hall, a panoramic view of the city, and a glass of cava atop a rooftop bar, you'll get the full Barcelona experience without taking a single step.

    Streaming from: Barcelona, Spain

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $11/person

    23. Get to know Beijing with the help of a local (and some maps and photos).

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    Explore your host's hometown as she explains the architecture, history, famous locations, and, of course, local cuisine! The experience uses photos and maps so you can feel as if you're really there.

    Streaming from: Beijing, China

    Duration: One hour

    Price: From $11/person

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