A list of the best virtual tours online.
After recently viewing an exceptional virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel online, it got me curious as to what other interesting virtual tours existed on the web. This is by no way an extensive list, but is some of the ones I consider to be the best and least polluted with advertising.
7 Wonders of the world
Not full screen and not full 360 views, but still worth a visit. The Colleseum is worth checking out.
The Sistine Chapel showcasing Michelangelo’s finest work
Most certainly the best virtual tour I have come across. Full screen, high resolution and zoom-able. A must for people who love art and the Italian Renaissance era.
Apollo 17’s Exploration of the moon
Not 360, but several tours are provides allowing you to examine the moon from different location. Earlier Apollo missions also have virtual tours.
The Louvre in Paris
A great idea but not greatly executed. Tours are quite small and require Quicktime installed. Many tours of the building are available but are limited in resolution.
Van Gogh’s artwork tour
A great idea that has potential but could be executed better. Tour is small and requiring Quicktime, but allows you to click through the various rooms in the building and click on the paintings to bring up more detail and information.
Panoramic Earth virtual 360 Art Gallery tours
A great site providing many 360 tours, but at small size and require Quicktime. Useful if you are interested in the design of an art gallery or want to check out a location before visiting. No option to explore locations in detail.