6 Best Virtual Tours for Kids
Kids are naturally curious about what’s around them, and travel can not only teach them about the world, but also help encourage their sense of wonder.
Many destinations offer interesting finds geared toward children as well as adults. A virtual tour can provide a lively and interactive way for youngsters to learn about a country right from their screens. And let’s face it — experiencing another culture beats video games any day.
Beeyonder has virtual tours for kids in locations and on subjects that will grab their full attention. Topics cover everything from animals to popular attractions to local excursions and history lessons.
Here are six Beeyonder live and interactive virtual family-friendly tours in destinations across the globe.
Surrounding the South Pole, Antarctica is almost completely covered in ice and is extremely cold. Scientists often travel to research stations there to conduct experiments on weather patterns and climate change.
Different kinds of seals, birds, penguins and whales make their home in Antarctica. Among them, Magellanic, Gentoos, Adeles and Chinstraps.
See some of these penguins flocking around in Antarctica in this virtual tour.
As the only country covering an entire continent, Australia is often first thought of for its ecosystem (the Great Barrier Reef), natural or manmade wonders (Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock) and animals (platypuses, kangaroos and, especially, koalas).
An iconic symbol of Australia, koalas are marsupials, which are mammals that raise their offspring inside an external pouch on their body. This tree-climber eats leaves from eucalyptus trees and can be found on the southeast and eastern sides of Australia, along with Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Children can join local guide and koala whisperer Wendy Bithell virtually in looking for koalas in their natural habitat.
The capital of France is Paris, and this “City of Light” gives off a sense of enchantment as a center of art, culture, and gastronomy. Along with the Eiffel Tower, Paris has other noteworthy landmarks, too, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
While Paris is often seen as a romantic city, kids will be mesmerized by pastries from cafes or public gardens and parks. Even the youngest traveler can be taken by Paris through this virtual tour with experiences designed specifically for kids. Our guide will delve into fun French folklore and stories.
Known as The Emerald Isle, Ireland is full of lush green countryside but also rocky coastlines and grassy hills. Its most recognized holiday is St. Patrick’s Day, which honors Ireland’s patron saint every year on March 17th, not only in Ireland, but also around the globe.
On this day, festivities are held in various cities and people get dressed up in green attire. Many accolades are linked to this real-life saint. While St. Patrick is said to have driven snakes out of Ireland, it’s also noted that Ireland doesn’t have them because the sea would stop animals in mainland Europe from reaching the Emerald Isle.
You and your family can participate in virtual St. Patrick’s Day festivities through a family-friendly tour set in Ireland featuring places that this saint once visited.
Italy is often included on a traveler’s list, and visiting its capital city of Rome is a must. Founded in 753 B.C., this Eternal City has an extensive history with the growth of the Roman Empire. Its long-lasting impression on Rome can be seen at its most famous marvel -- The Colosseum.
This massive amphitheater was once the site of gladiator battles and other sporting events. In its heyday, the Colosseum could hold approximately 50,000 spectators. Today, it’s a major tourist attraction.
Youngsters can learn more about its history via this online tour.
South Africa has many interesting facts. Did you know that there are eleven official languages spoken in this country, along with many others that are recognized? Plus, in 2010, South Africa became the first African nation to host the World Cup.
From aardvarks to zebras, South Africa is home to an abundance of wildlife on land and in the air and water. You can go on a safari in South Africa, too, especially inside Kruger National Park. This park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Along with many birds, trees, and other species, the park has what’s known as the Big Five - lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Learn more through this virtual experience exploring South Africa’s wildlife with our ecologist, Stephan.
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