Indulge in a Taste of Culture from the Comfort of Home
The travel bug has never bitten harder. All over the world, those who thrive on new cultural experiences and trekking across beautiful landscapes have had their adventures put on hold.
Even though it’s safer to stay at home, that doesn’t mean the wanderlust within takes a break. Luckily, there are ways to keep it satisfied without leaving the house.
What if you could still end the year saying you’ve mastered an authentic Tiramisu recipe, or being able to show off the Greek dancing that’s become your new at-home workout?
Now that we have your attention, sit back and enjoy 7 of our virtual travel experiences to scratch that itch to explore.
1. Take A Guided Tour of the Vatican
Did you know St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City was built upon a city of the dead?
Once upon a time, the city of Rome was nearly burnt down, and Emperor Nero was rumored to be the cause. It didn’t look good when he built a lavish palace on the ruins.
He blamed the Christians, who were then burned at the stake. Amongst them was St. Peter, the first bishop of Rome.
Hundreds of years later, Emperor Constantine built the basilica on the burial ground that held those who were executed.
Vatican City and its many treasures like St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel have a history rich with stories and world-changing moments.
Experience all of these historic places with the assistance of an experience tour guide on our guided tour of the Vatican City attractions.
Your tour guide will show you around the Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican, as well as show you behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive photos. You’ll even get a chance to ask questions during the Q and A.
2. Take a Virtual Pasta Cooking Class
Pasta a ceci, or pasta with chickpeas, is a traditional Italian dish that’s been passed down from generation to generation.
It’s a Roman classic with a delectable symphony of flavors including sautéed onions, rosemary, and garlic.
At the Virtual Pasta Cooking Class, you’ll learn in real time how to make pasta a ceci from an Italian host sharing their grandma’s secret recipe.
3. Delight in the Magic of Film Tour
Film buffs, prepare yourself for a film experience that puts Netflix to shame.
On the Magic of Film Tour, you’ll join a virtual walking film-themed walking tour of London. Along your stroll, take in the beautiful sights of the city while learning about the history of film.
- Soho, home of the independent British film industry and world-famous places like 20th Century Studios, formerly Twentieth Century Fox.
- Covent Garden, home of 4 historical theaters like the Royal Opera and the Theater Royale.
- Trafalgar Square, where many movies have been filmed such as 101 Dalmatians, V for Vendetta, and Doctor Who.
Your guide will be a film buff loaded with fun movie trivia. There are even games with real prizes!
4. Dance Like the Greek Live Online Experience
In Greek culture, like many cultures, dance was used to create a sense of community. From weddings to births and beyond, dance was used as a form of connection for friends and strangers alike.
In fact, they have over 4,000 traditional dances!
Enjoy history in action in an enriching workshop series where you learn to dance like the Greek.
In the Dance Like the Greek Online Experience, you’ll learn traditional dance moves from an Athens local while you learn the historical significance of each move.
Live workshops allow you to ask questions where you go, giving you the in-class experience, and since the class is a private experience for your household there’s plenty of time for you to learn and discuss.
5. Kick Off a Curry Class
Upgrade your culinary game with a world-class Sri Lankan curry recipe, straight from the kitchen of a Colombo local.
Sri Lankan cuisine is known to have a unique flavor of its own, one you won’t want to try just once. Rice and curry are the staples of Sri Lankan cuisine, with recipes that have been built to perfection generation after generation.
A typical curry is flavored with alluring spices like cinnamon (native to Sri Lanka), cloves, nutmeg and saffron. The spices are accompanied by a coconut milk base with a hint of spice from green chili and onions.
Like the other virtual travel experiences we offer, the course is in real-time, leaving room to ask questions and ensuring the class goes at your pace.
6. Enjoy a Virtual Louvre Tour
The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the most well-known and best-loved museums in the world. Art featured in the Louvre dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, and hosts the works of infamous visual artists like Michelangelo and Donatello.
On the Virtual Louvre Tour, you can skip the lines and dive right in to the wonderful works of art that have lasted so many years. A licensed guide will also provide behind-the-scenes footage and stunning photographs to help tell the story behind the museum and the works it houses.
Save your questions, because there will be a Q&A at the end.
7. Try a Tasty Tiramisù Class
Who doesn’t love indulging in a sweet and creamy tiramisù at the end of a meal?
Skip the restaurant and enjoy your favorite dessert any time you want thanks to the Original Tiramisu Virtual Cooking Class.
Live from Venice, your host will be taking you through each satisfying step leading to the perfect tiramisù dessert. Don’t worry about falling behind, because the class is completely interactive, and your questions are welcome at any point.
Ready for a Virtual Journey?
Sure, things look a little different in 2020. But don’t let that hold you back from learning, growing, and exploring other cultures.
Whether you’re seeking out cooking skills, looking for some of the best, new dance moves, or want to learn about the wild and wonderful historic stories of places that have lived many lives, you’re bound to feel fulfilled after one of our virtual experiences. Book yours today >
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