10 Famous Sights in 20 Seconds – Virtual Travel via Google

What do you think about virtual travel? We from Gomio.com know how curious you and all the other backpackers are, but we also know that it can be sometimes tough to effort all those travels. Thanks to Google Street-view you can actually travel virtually and go to places you have never been before. Check them out, click around and get an idea of what’s waiting for you at the other end of the world. We collected 10 famous sights you can visit right now virtually. Beside of being cool and getting some ideas about places, be aware about the Spoiler Alert! Let’s start with one of the most famous towers in one of the most expensive backpacker destinations out there: The Eiffel Tower in Paris!

Virtual Travel with Google Streetview

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower in the French capital is one of the most famous buildings (okay, okay – tower!) in the world. With GoogleMaps you can visit the Eiffel Tower from your own computer. You can start your virtual tour in Paris here. Have a look, click around, and then book your flights to Paris! And pssst…you can book the cheapest hostels in Paris with Gomio here.

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2. Machu Picchu, Peru

Seriously, Machu Picchu is a destination every backpacker wants to visit. Be careful with this virtual travel here, this will make you want to travel right now! Travel Machu Picchu virtually here.


3. Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro

Do you love panoramic views over cities? The view from Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) is one of the best views to a city you can catch. Are you curious? Have a Panorama view of Rio de Janeiro here.


4. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

It’s still a construction site but never the less one of the most famous buildings in the world. La Sagrada Familia (tourists might be “The Holy Familiy”) is located right in the geographical center of Barcelona. With GoogleMaps you can “walk around” Sagrada Familia, but on the official website you can also take a virtual tour inside Antoni Gaudi’s Masterpiece. Have the virtual Tour here.


5. Opera House, Sydney

It is THE sight of Sydney, the opera house. With GoogleMaps you can walk around the famous Opera right here.

Virtual Tour Sydney Opera House


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6. Times Square, New York City

Colors, ads, people, music, and so much more! The heart of New York City is a vibrant place you need to experience when visiting the big apple. You can visit Times Square with less stress virtually here.


7. Niagara Falls, Canada

Even the Niagara Falls (51 m/ 167 ft) are not even close to the highest waterfalls of the world, they are maybe the most famous waterfalls on the planet. The highest waterfall on this planet are the Angel falls with 979m/ 3,212 feet in Canaima National Park in Venezuela. Anyhow, you can check out Niagara Falls right now: Virtual Tour Niagara Falls. When you are visiting the Niagara Falls, we recommend you to stay at one of our Hostels in Niagara Falls.

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8. Yosemite Nationalpark, USA

Do you like Nationalparks? Although Nationalparks may be expensive for Backpacker and Budget travelers, this one you should really consider visiting. Yosemite Nationalpark is since 1984 recognized as World Heritage Site and covers 3,026.87 km2/ 747,956 acres. Yosemite is known for its spectacular waterfalls, streams, and beautiful nature. Just have a look on the photo below. Walk around Yosemite Nationalpark right away.


9. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

You will be surprised by the surroundings of the Pyramids of Giza. Is it located in the desert, in a city, or anywhere else? Find it out here and visit the Pyramids of Giza.


10. Taj Mahal, India

Do you have any idea what the Taj Mahal is about? This remarkable building is a white marble mausoleum, built between 1632–1653. Have a virtual tour of Taj Mahal here.

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Summary Virtual Tours

It depends on your travel personality if you want to check out those places. Those virtual tours can be huge spoilers! Nevertheless it can be very interesting, make your own decision. There are a lot of technologies out there to help you travel around the world, check out our latest posts about Travel Technology here.

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