As teams continue to stay in a full or part-time remote/hybrid work model, there’s a pressing need to nurture connections and facilitate camaraderie on an ongoing basis. Working from home may have saved some from hellish commutes but it has also led to feelings of isolation, loneliness, and feeling disengaged from their peers and managers. Virtual team-building activities help to foster a more connected group culture and a non-work-related setting to show off one’s personality and sometimes hidden problem-solving talents. Check out some live virtual experiences offered by Beeyonder that’ll ensure your next remote team-building event is a memorable one for all!
Take Part in a Private Wine Tasting
You may not be able to gather at the local pub for year-end drinks in person but you can still do group cheers over Zoom, and receive expert instruction on Tuscan wines from an Italian sommelier. This virtual experience includes three full-size bottles of wine (Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Chianti DOCG, and Baldassare Super Tuscan Red) shipped to each person in the US or EU, and can accommodate up to 100 participants per session. Check out the experience here.
Enjoy a Tuscan Olive Oil Tasting
Fruity, bitter, pungent, olive oils can taste very different depending on the olive varietal, the soil, and weather affecting the harvest. Join this hosted virtual experience that will explain more on how olive oil is made and how to taste it like an expert, the different oil tasting techniques, and the sensorial vocabulary used. The experience includes four bottles of olive oil shipped per person to the US or EU. Find out more about the experience here.
Go on an Amazing Race Around the World
Fun and interactive, this virtual experience pits teams (up to 50 participants) to race around the globe in a points-based fun, educational, and interactive travel-themed challenge. An activity that involves active listening, interpreting messages, and communicating precisely and succinctly, this is the ultimate team bonding event for a remote team that hasn’t seen each other in a while. Sign up for the experience here.
Sniff out Clues on a Virtual Museums Scavenger Hunt
How’s this for a bit of team bonding? Getting together to explore iconic sites like the Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and the Louvre Museum. A personalized experience that’s designed and staged per booking, it can include clues, a script, characters, and trivia challenges that can be tailored to each group or company. Book the experience here.
Make a Chocotorta Dessert Together
This virtual cooking experience is a fun one to do with a group of parents and tweens. Our Argentinian host will walk you through the steps to prepare chocotorta, one of the most famous Argentinian desserts, with a lot of dulce de leche. You will need to assemble the ingredients (cream cheese, chocolate cookies, etc) but they’re easily found and everyone gets something sweet at the end. Check out the experience here.
Embark on an International Food Tour
The best virtual team activity is one that involves food. This unusual experience sends out an International Snack Box to participants (up to 450) anywhere within the continental US. A 60-90 minute online event, facilitators pit participants against each other to earn as many points as possible through completing various travel and food-themed challenges. Learn more about it here.
Experience Tea Time in Japan
Travel together to Tokyo, Japan and learn all about the magic of green tea and how it has a special place in Japanese culture. This experience will not only educate you but will help teach you how to brew the perfect cup of tea. During this tour a local expert will go over brewing techniques, as well as different tea tips. All you’ll need is your own green tea (tea bag, loose tea, etc.), a teacup or tea pot to brew the tea, and hot water and by the end you too will feel like a tea expert. Book the experience here.
This year-end, plan some virtual holiday experiences as part of your festive celebrations. A great way to come together with co-workers, family members, and friends regardless of location or time zone, experience Beeyonder’s limited-time festive tours where you’ll visit holiday markets in Europe, learn how the Japanese celebrate the New Year, and explore the deeper meaning behind holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas.
Learn the Meaning of Hanukkah
Deepen this year’s Hanukkah celebrations with this virtual tour that explores the story of the Maccabees, the group of Jewish rebel warriors who took control of Judea. Our guide will tell you more about who they are and where they came from and why they were fighting with the Greeks. Through a mix of virtual site visits to see the landscape and the archeological evidence uncovered over the years. You’ll visit Modi'in, Maresha, Mitzpah (known as the Tomb of Prophet Samuel), the City of David in Jerusalem, and much more to gain a new perspective and understanding of Hanukkah. Join this experience here.
Visit Christmas Markets in Norway
If you’ve got Netflix’s Home For Christmas queued up on your playlist, add this virtual experience to your fun holiday list. Join this online tour and follow along as a local guide takes you to Norway’s most popular markets and events happening during Christmas time. If you’re lucky you’ll catch sight of a Christmas concert, kids making their own snowmen and market stalls selling gløgg (mulled wine using aquavit), Christmas cookies like goro (traditional butter Christmas cookie) and krumkaker (traditional wafer-thin cookie), and gingerbread houses. Join the tour here.
Walk in the Footsteps of Baby Jesus
If spending time together in person is proving challenging this holiday season, there are still ways to bond bond and share as a family. This virtual session delves into the story of the early life of Jesus using videos, 3-D models, photospheres, and evocative imagery. Travel back to ancient times and visit Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Egypt, the Temple in Jerusalem (just like Jesus did when he was a baby and 12 years old) and our guide will also show you the location on Jordan river where he was baptized. Join this experience here.
Visit Buzzy Lisbon during Christmas
Break out the egg nog and your favorite Christmas tunes for a virtual walk around buzzy Lisbon. A live experience that’ll take in all the sounds and sights of the city center decorated with thousands of colorful lights, arty installations, and Christmas trees, keep your eyes peeled for market stalls selling festive treats, mulled wine, and hot chocolate. Our guide will also share about local Portuguese Christmas traditions, what dishes make up a typical Christmas feast, and scrumptious cakes like bolo rei (king cake) they make to mark special occasions. Join the tour here.
Visit Plimoth Plantation this Thanksgiving
Gather together virtually before/after your roast turkey dinner for a virtual walk around the original site of Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, founded in 1947. A 40-minute stroll starting at Plymouth Rock and proceeding up the oldest street in America, you’ll hear all about the tales of the first settlers who came over on the Mayflower, take in sights like Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, and other points of historical interest. Join this experience here.
Learn How the Japanese Celebrate Christmas
The Japanese celebrate Christmas a little differently and now you can experience it first hand without getting on a plane. Join this virtual session and get crafting with our expert guide who’ll show you how to craft your very own Nengajo (New Year’s card) out of origami paper and other quirky new year traditions (hint: it has to do with heralding in good luck) including the practice of Christmas date nights, and how KFC’s fried chicken party barrels is regarded as a substitute for the traditional American turkey dinner.
Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud formed by volcanoes and cooled by glaciers. For avid travelers with a great love for the outdoors and unspoiled nature, New Zealand is a dream destination with popular spots like the powdery ski slopes of Queenstown, the glaciers of Fjordland, Tongariro National Park’s active and extinct volcanoes, and the golden sand beaches of Coromandel. This November, join us as we explore one of the most pristine, beautiful places left on earth through our collection of virtual experiences.
Get Close to a Royal Albatross
Did you know the average royal albatross flies an estimated 190,000 kilometers a year?
Endemic to New Zealand, these magnificent feathered giants are quite a sight to behold. Weighing approximately 9 kilograms with a wingspan of 3 meters, get close to them through our Virtual Albatross Experience hosted through the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand. The world's only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross, our guide will delve into the conservation work being conducted at Pukekura "Taiaroa Head" to look after the Toroa/Albatross, its unusual biology, and perhaps even treat you to the sight of one of these seabirds taking flight! Join our tour here.
Walk The Streets of Auckland
Picked by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s best cities to travel to in 2022, Auckland is New Zealand’s most vibrant city with a thriving art, dining, and culture scene and stunning nature spots a mere ferry ride away. At the heart of it is the ongoing redevelopment of Auckland's waterfront. Feel the vibe and energy of this popular spot as you embark on a walking tour of the area. Our local guide will bring you to famous landmarks such as the historic Ferry Building, the Waitemata harbourfront lined with hip restaurants, and home to superyachts, all the way down to the infamous Sky Tower and the two drawbridges of Wynyard Quarter. A great introduction to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland’s Maori name), this tour will give you a peek of what to expect in Auckland and might prove compelling enough to book your flight over. Join our tour here.
Be a Dairy Farmer for a Day
New Zealand’s fertile soils and temperate climate make it pastoral heaven with a lush farming landscape that’s home to grazing cattle and sheep. Dairy farms are particularly prevalent (there are almost as many dairy cows as there are people) with most farms averaging at least 400 cattle. Join our unique dairy farmer virtual experience where a local farmer will show the ins and outs of manning a milking shed seven days a week while learning why dairy farming is a big business and how it’s slowly pivoting to be more environmentally sustainable. An excellent experience for families and friends who love animals, corporate events, and virtual team building, join our fully interactive and personalized tour here.
Learn The Story of New Zealand
Planning a trip to New Zealand can be a daunting experience, so it helps to have some expert insights beforehand. Our local guide has been showing off New Zealand to the world for the past two decades and has put together this educational experience to throw more insight into this island country in the South Pacific. A fully interactive and personalized experience, she’ll talk about the stunning landscapes, the culture of its people, the diverse flora and fauna, and some unique tidbits that make New Zealand, New Zealand. Join our tour here.
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