Directory of Online Experiences and Virtual Tours

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on Virtual Tours: How to Build a Virtual Tour: A Beginner’s Guide, and Can Virtual Tours Help your Tour Business?

Everyone in the travel industry seems to be talking about online tour experiences right now. We can’t say whether it’s right for your career as a tour guide, or your tour company, but we thought it would be helpful to keep a running list of guides and tour operators who developed new online content right now. This list is not exhaustive, as offerings are being created every week. Hopefully it gives you a little inspiration for whatever you’re working on. Enjoy!

We did not include virtual museum offerings (see our separate list here). If you know of (or offer) something that isn’t on our list, please email Mitch:

Tour NameTypeCost?PriceDescriptionLink
AirBnB Online ExperiencesOTAPaidVisit
AirPanoOther360-degree panoramic journeys around the worldVisit
Arigato Japan Online ToursTour OperatorPaid$15Visit
Atlas Obscura ExperiencesTour OperatorPaid$7Known for their quirky compendium of off-the-beaten-path iinformation, AO offers virtual experiences that are equally as odd and wonderful!Visit
Avital Tours - Virtual Culinary Experiences & Team BuildingTour OperatorVisit
Artviva ToursTour OperatorPaid$20-30Virtual Museum & Cooking ToursVisit
Ashville Wellness ToursTour OperatorPaid$25-$75Visit
Beth Goffe (Untapped New York)Tour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeBeth is a NYC tour guide who gave a virtual tour of Central Park for Untapped New York, and has other videos on her Select Tours NYC YouTube video channel:
Beyond Romania Online Guided ToursTour OperatorPaidVisit
Big Onion Virtual AdventuresTour OperatorPaidBig Onion is one of the older NYC walking tour companies, specializing in in-depth historical tours; they are offering "Virtual Adventures".Visit
Black Rock RendezvousOtherFreeVisit
Bowery Boys Virtual NYC ToursTour OperatorPaid$20The famous podcast has launched a virtual tour series that has featured the Ladies' Mile area of NYC and more.Visit
Brazil Virtual TourTour Guide (Virtual Content)PaidBrazil Virtual Tour is a collective of tour guides offering a wide array of online offerings across all of Brazil. The effort was strarted to keep licensed Brazilian tour guides working during covid-19.Visit
Chicago DetoursTour OperatorFreeLive, virtual tours that explore stories and places that locals don't know. Monday "chats" are interviews with interpreters of Chicago history and architecture. Fun Fridays cover the history of food, drinks, and festivals. Virtual boat tour is a ticketed event.Visit
Chicago Movie Tours - Walking Tour WednesdaysTour OperatorFreeVisit
Clio Muse ToursTour OperatorPaidVisit
Context Tours - "Context Conversations"Tour OperatorPaid$30Visit
Custom NYC ToursTour OperatorPaid$10Jeremy Wilcox is offering a variety of NYC virtual tours around the city.Visit
Culinary Adventure Co. - Food TourTour OperatorPaid$129Their signature "Canoe Paddle in a Box" features a selection of foods delivered to you.Visit
Denver Beer Co. - Virtual PairingsTour OperatorPaid$55Beer & Charcuterie PairingsVisit
Devour ToursTour OperatorPaid$19Visit
EF/Go Ahead Tours - Online EscapesTour OperatorPaid$19Europe-based online live virtual experiences.Visit
Expedia Local ExpertOTAFreeVisit
EXP1: Experiences from HomeTour OperatorFreeVisit
Fever - Events DirectoryOtherPaidThis event app is hosting hundreds of virtual happenings right now.Visit
Finger Lakes Virtual Wine ToursTour OperatorPaid$115Wine and chesse deliveries from the Finger Lakes region of New York StateVisit
"From My Ranch to your Kitchen" - Authentic Mexican CookingOtherFreeYouTube videos of authentic Mexican cookingVisit
GetYourGuide: The World At Home Virtual ToursOTAFreeGetYourGuide has created a YouTube channel of travel content for home consumptionVisit
Girl Travel ToursTour OperatorFree1-hour Virtual Zoom presentations (live, then recorded) of sites across Europe.Visit
HistoryView VR: Virtual History & Museum ToursOtherFreeVisit
In-Out Barcelona ToursTour OperatorPaid$12Virtual tours of Barcelona sightsVisit
Japan Wonder TravelTour OperatorPaid$10A variety of online tours highlighting themes, cities and regions across Japan!Visit
Keri Belisle - San Diego Tour GuideTour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeVirtual presentation on Mount Soledad in San DiegoVisit
Kevin Fitzpatrick - Big Apple FanaticsTour Guide (Virtual Content)Paid$15Kevin Fitzpatrick is a guide, historian, and award-winning author of several New York-centric books. He is offering regularly-scheduled virtual tours for $15 each of his favorite aspects of NYC's culture and rich literary history. You can look at the Virtual Tour Calendar on his website. He is doing these virtual tours for schools and other private groups for hire.Visit
Localandings - MadridTour OperatorPaid$25** Art for Foodies - A Gourmet Tour of the Prado Museum: an hour-long five course meal of art to feed your soul with the most delicious hidden gems and masterpieces housed at the Prado. You will enjoy Goya's Wine, Velázquez as an appetizer and Clara Peeters for dessert, just to name a few delicacies. It's 25€ per screen and I do run special offers from time to time. More themed-visits alike in the works.** Veggie Tapas Series: another one-long activity in which you learn how to cook some delish vegetarian tapas, the traditional way or adapted to your region, local soundtrack and curious facts included! The first series is dedicated to the classic summer favorite, salmorejo cordobés, but there are quite a few more options in the making. Also €25 per screen.Visit
Look Up London (Instagram)Tour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeVisit
The Maine Brew BusTour OperatorFreeSince late March we have been producing virtual tours of breweries, wineries, distilleries, and craft alcohol-focused restaurants in Maine. They air originally on Instagram Live, then we record them and upload them to YouTube and reformat for an audio podcast. They are all offered free of charge.Visit
Marie's Crisis Bar (NYC) - Virtual SingalongOtherDonationJoin the private Facebook group to join virtual singalongs from the legendary Broadway Bar in NYC's West VillageVisit
Matthew Baker (Tour Guide)Tour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeVisit
Megan Marod - Experience the Big AppleTour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeMegan has helped her followers virtually explore the NYC theater scene, shopping in NYC, the history of Little Italy and the immigrant history of the Lower East Side, One World Observatory, and more! These videos use vibrant backgrounds and slides of historic photos.Visit
Memories FranceTour OperatorPaid$3Virtual live tours of Paris: Montmartre, Notre Dame, and Revolutionary ParisVisit
Milwaukee Food ToursTour OperatorPaid$55-$166Food Packages they're calling "Shelter-in-Style Kits"Visit
Mount Warning Tours - Food BoxTour OperatorPaidAU$175Food Delivery in a boxVisit
Museum Hack / Team BuildingTour OperatorPaidMuseum Hack has sucessfully pivoted to corporate team-building activities.Visit
Mysterious Chicago - Adam SelzerTour Guide (Virtual Content)DonationVisit
Niagara Falls Virtual TourOtherFreeA good use of wide angle video + informational supertitles to give you an educational and immerse sense of placeVisit
New York Adventure ClubTour OperatorPaid$10A variety of paid webinars on off the beaten path NYC locationsVisit
Pedal PTown 2 Minute Tours (Instagram)Tour OperatorFreeVisit
Pompei Walks - Virtual 4K Video TourTour OperatorFreeYouTube video of wide-angle gimbal cam with historical facts overlayedVisit
Russian NYC Virtual ToursTour OperatorDonationRussian Language NYC toursVisit
Scratch Made LifeTour OperatorPaid$30Cheesemaking classesVisit
Savor Seattle - Iconic Market BoxTour OperatorPaid$135Visit
Scott's Pizza ToursTour OperatorPaid$10Pizza History 101 class, NYC in 8 Slices classVisit
Sugar Tooth Tour - Virtual Cookie TourTour OperatorPaid$15Paid 45-minute video tours + cookie tastings via deliveryVisit
​Tasty Road Trips Virtual ToursTour OperatorPaid$100+Meet farmers, chefs, food creators, artists & makers. Experience local in rural Ontario, Canada.Visit
The Hungry Hustle Walking Food Tour - 2 Minute Tasty TidbitsTour OperatorFreeVisit
The Tour Guy - Interactive Virtual ToursTour OperatorPaid$10-$20Visit
Travel Curious (Instagram)Tour OperatorFree30-45 minute Instagram Live tours of locations across Europe and the U.S.Visit
Turnstile ToursTour OperatorFreeFree & $5Interactive virtual experiences about New York City's history, culture, waterfront, parks, and ecology, including live interviews and demonstrations with authors, entrepreneurs, historians, artists, makers, street vendors, and chefs.Visit
Uncorked New Brunswick - Virtual tours and tastingTour OperatorPaidVisit
Unexpected Atlanta Virtual Food TourTour OperatorPaid$179Visit
Untapped CitiesTour OperatorPaid$10-$25Visit
Urbanist Live - NYC ToursTour Guide (Virtual Content)FreeAriel Viera is offering free, twice-weekly (Wednesday and Saturdays) virtual tours of NYC! Currently offering car tours of off-the-beaten-path sites of Brooklyn & Queens. Facebook Live.Visit
Virtual Angkor ProjectOtherFreeA series of stunning 360-degree virtual Angkor Wat visualsVisit
Washington Walks - WebinarsTour OperatorFreeVisit
Walks - Tours from homeTour OperatorPaid$10Visit
Wined in Caroline - Virtual Wine Tasting Happy HourTour OperatorFreeVisit
Withlocals LIVEOTAPaidVisit
YouVisit - College Tours & MoreOtherFreeA virtual tour company experienced in college visits, using 360 degree immersive technologyVisit