Get Ready to Travel: 5 Virtual Tours That Will Inspire Your Coworkers
Need a break from the typical Zoom meeting? Take your remote team on an inspiring virtual tour.
By the Offsyte Team, February 7, 2023
A virtual tour is a great way to take a break from the daily grind. You and your team can be anywhere, from anywhere, in the world. The next time you're considering meeting agendas, try a virtual tour as a way to bond with your team. You could ask your team for feedback about where to go, or you can take our lead and try one of these inspiring virtual tours.
If your team has some parents in the mix, try a virtual "take your kid to work day" with Offsyte's Virtual Farm Sanctuary Tour. There's just something soothing about seeing happy animals. During this event, you'll take a tour of a 32-acre sanctuary in California’s wine country. You and your team will meet rescued pigs, goats, sheep and more. The hosts will also show your team and their kids how to make animal toys out of recycled goods. You can feel good about booking this virtual tour, as all the proceeds are used to cover the costs of caring for the rescued animals.
Zoo and Aquariums
Speaking of animals, a great virtual tour you can take with your team is to various zoos and aquariums. There are a variety of zoos and aquariums that offer live webcams. Ask your team what kinds of animals they find interesting and go from there. The San Diego Zoo has live webcams of koalas, baboons, tigers, apes, hippos, pandas and more. The Houston Zoo has webcams of elephants, rhinos, flamingos and ants (yes ants, it's actually amazing). More of an aquatic animal lover? The Shedd Aquarium has webcams of angelfishes, wrasses, tangs and butterflyfishes.
Take your team on a virtual tour of the pyramids of Giza. These structures were built more than 4,000 years ago as tombs for pharaohs. What we love most about this virtual tour is that you get to see the pyramids from near and far.
While Offsyte's Global Culinary Ice Cream Tour isn't technically a tour, it's still well worth trying. During this event, you and your team will learn about global cultures through something that everyone loves — ice cream. Prior to the event, your team will be sent five pints of ice cream, each a unique flavor that you won't find at your local grocery store. Ever had Thai coco-lime ice cream? How about Moroccan Honey Nut? Exactly. During this activity, the hosts will guide you through tasting the ice creams and discuss how and why each flavor was chosen. The best part? After the tour is over you're left with heaps of ice cream to consume.
You probably have some art lovers on your team. If so, take them on a virtual tour of the Louvre, which houses some of the most famous pieces of art ever created. France's iconic museum has Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Virgin of the Rocks. Here's a brief look at all the current virtual tours offered by the Louvre:
- The Advent of the Artist — Exploring the transition from the typically anonymous craftsman of the classical period to the artist of the Renaissance.
- Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader — How artists, filmmakers and musicians from around the world have drawn inspiration from myths.
- Power Plays — Explaining the connection between art and political power.
- The Body in Movement — How artists use different materials and techniques to represent movement.
- From Afar: Traveling Materials and Objects — Exploring how art moves between distant worlds.
More to Know About Virtual Tours for Coworkers
Some common questions people have about virtual tours.
Are there free virtual tours available?
Yes, you can create a virtual tour for free. There are hundreds of museums, galleries, zoos and more that offer free online tours.
What are virtual tours?
Virtual tours work by piecing together images of places and items to create a seamless viewing experience.
What are some of the best online virtual tours?
The best virtual tours feature places and things that your team finds interesting. It doesn't have to be anything special, it just has to be something you all want to see.
Looking for more virtual events for your remote team? Check out Offsyte's many offerings for something unique, fun and even educational.
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