In this post, you’ll find ideas and tips on virtual team building for travel lovers! Do you miss traveling with your team? Maybe you’ve been “grounded” this year from work travel. Alternatively, maybe your team is scattered across the globe, or fully “work from home,” making a team trip challenging.
Even if you can’t actually take a trip with your coworkers, you can still travel together – virtually! In this guide, you’ll discover virtual travel ideas from around the world. For example: take a European holiday, or explore museums and vineyards. Whichever activity you choose, a virtual travel experience can satisfy your team’s need to explore together – right from your desks!
In this post, you’ll find:
- virtual team building for travel lovers
- exciting virtual travel experiences for remote teams
- virtual tour ideas for corporate groups
- interactive virtual museum tours, virtual zoo tours, and virtual art museum tours
- virtual food tastings and chef experiences around the globe
- fun virtual vineyard tours and tastings
Go on a European Holiday Together
Virtually travel to Europe with your team! This Europe virtual team building event includes on-location guides and two virtual walking tours.
Firstly, be amazed by Roman architecture, including the Pantheon. The Pantheon is the best-preserved ancient Roman building and was built in 125 CE. An architectural wonder, the Pantheon is a nearly 2,000-year-old testimony to the brilliance of Roman architecture.
Additionally, your team will soak up the excitement of the famous Prague holiday markets with a local guide. The festive hustle and bustle will energize your team.
Your team will also see the Prague astronomical clock. This medieval astronomical clock was installed at Prague’s Old Town Hall in 1410. As such, it’s the oldest operating astronomical clock in the world! Finally, your team will be able to “choose your own adventure” with our Prague guide, adding fun and excitement to the trip.
All in all, this event is perfect for inclusive holiday celebrations. That’s because it blends non-religious holiday events like the holiday markets with non-holiday elements like seeing the Trevi Fountain.
Last but not least, the European Treat Box includes unique holiday goodies. During the tour, your team will love trying gingerbread from the Czech Republic, custom espresso and raspberry lollipops with the Prague astronomical clock. Plus, enjoy amaretti cookies – and some Dolce & Gabbana pasta to cook later!
Learn more and book your European Holiday experience!
Get “All Shook Up” with a Graceland Virtual Tour
Put on your blue suede shoes and take a virtual trip to Graceland! Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland is where legendary rock musician Elvis called home. In fact, beautiful mansion and museum are set on 120 acres dedicated to Elvis’s life and legacy.
Presently, Graceland offers live virtual tours to people and groups around the world. This two-hour experience is hosted by an Elvis historian. During the tour, your team will get an up-close look at the places and artifacts that you could previously only see in person!
Take a Virtual Tour of the Taj Mahal
Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632, the Taj Mahal was built as a monument to his late wife Mumtaz Mahal as well as a mausoleum for himself.
Now that virtual travel has become the norm, you can take a virtual trip with your team to see the Taj Majal. With Google Arts and Culture, your team can explore the Taj Mahal and learn about the history and architecture of this unique site. For example, get an up-close look at the white marble structure with inlaid stone, the beautiful gardens and pools, and the grounds of this historic site.
Explore the Taj Mahal with Google Arts and Culture’s tour, Taj Mahal: A Tour from the Top.
Travel to Amsterdam for the Van Gogh Museum Virtual Tour
Located in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum celebrates the life and artistic endeavors of Vincent Van Gogh. Furthermore, the museum’s virtual experiences include something for everyone – including a 4k virtual tour of the museum.
The museum’s 14-minute video tour is short enough to keep remote workers engaged. And, it allows your team to have plenty of time for deep discussion. After the virtual tour, explore some prompt questions for discussion:
- What is your favorite Van Gogh painting, and why?
- How do you tap into your own creativity – at work, or at home?
- Van Gogh was thought of as a failure during his lifetime. But now, his paintings have sold for as much as 82 million US dollars. In light of this, what can Van Gogh’s life teach us about failure and success?
- What do you think was Van Gogh’s greatest achievement? Moreover, what can we learn from it?
Learn more about the Van Gogh Museum’s virtual offerings.
Visit Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Did you know that Vietnam is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites? In short, sites are designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and chosen for their “outstanding universal value to humanity.”
For instance, Vietnam’s UNESCO sites include temples, caves, tombs, and more. Through the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, you can take 360-degree tours of each of these sites. For example, explore Vietnamese architecture at the Tombs of the Nguyen Kings. After that, learn about the colorful seaport village of Hôi An. Finally, see jaw-dropping panoramic views of Vietnam’s natural beauty at Hạ Long Bay.
Explore Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 360 degree virtual tours.
Explore the Biodiverse Galapagos Islands
Located off the coast of Ecuador in South America, the Galápagos Islands are a wonderland of flora and fauna. That’s because this volcanic archipelago is home to an incredible range of biodiversity across its 127 islands.
So that everyone can experience the unique environment of the Galápagos Islands, Google’s offers a virtual tour and online resources. Here, you can see wildlife species that are found nowhere else on the planet. For example, learn about the Galápagos Giant Tortoise, with a lifespan of over 100 years.
The Galápagos Islands are also where Charles Darwin made the observations and connections that led to his groundbreaking work on evolution by natural selection.
Discover the wonders of the Galápagos Islands.
Take a Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu in Peru
Located in Peru where the Amazon Basin meets the Andes, Machu Picchu has been designated as one of the “new 7 wonders of the world.” The mid 15th century Inca citadel is believed to be an estate for the Incan emperor Pachacuti.
Powered by YouVisit, your team can visit Machu Picchu virtually with an audio tour and 360-degree visuals. Explore the courtyards and virtually hike to the highest point, Additionally, you can explore the far side of the peak to see the “Temple of the Moon.”
Of course, don’t forget to check out the alpacas, too!
Take an audio and 360-degree virtual tour of Machu Picchu.
Take a Virtual Trip to Napa Valley & Virtual Wine Tasting
Napa Valley, California, is home to beautiful, rolling vineyards as well as top-tier wine. Take a virtual vineyard tour with your team, accompanied by a virtual wine tasting!
For example, Bouchaine is one well-known Napa Valley winery offering virtual tastings. Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating winery in Carneros, a region in the southern part of Napa Valley. This special, high-tier event is sure to impress your team or clients.
Bouchaine offers four different virtual experiences, with wine shipped to your door. Choose from a wine tasting, wine and cheese, or wine and chocolate pairings. A private host will guide your team through the experience, with a panoramic backdrop view of the Bouchaine Vineyards. Cheers!
View Bouchaine Vineyard experiences and book your virtual wine tasting here.
Bonus Ideas to Enhance Your Virtual Tour
The best virtual team building events result in your team getting the opportunity to build relationships and connect. To accomplish those goals, round out your virtual get-together by playing games, sharing stories, and more!
- Ask icebreaker questions at the start of your virtual travel session. For example, you could ask each person to share their favorite trip they’ve ever taken. Or, invite your team to share something profound that they learned on a trip.
- Conduct a scavenger hunt as a “warm-up” activity. Share a list of travel-related items with your team. For example: a luggage tag, travel size toiletry, or passport. Your team can go off-camera to find each item. Whoever brings back the most items wins a prize!
- Get into the traveling spirit with themed video call backgrounds. Encourage everyone to swap their usual background view for a travel-themed one. Some good ideas: an airport, a private jet, or your favorite travel destination.
- Put your thinking cap on for a game of pub trivia. See if your team can answer travel-based questions, such as: What is the busiest airport in the world? Or, what is the world’s most popular tourist attraction? This team building game is a fun activity that also helps everyone learn something new.
Let Unexpected Virtual Tours Plan your Experience
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Unexpected Virtual Tours provides unforgettable virtual team building experiences for remote teams like yours. Our live video conferencing sessions are hosted by expert guides who know how to get remote employees out of their shells. Our guides can also answer questions in real time, allowing for deep discussion and learning.
Explore topics like street art, music history, golf, Black history, and much more through interactive sessions. Most experiences are 60-75 minutes, and we make the most of every minute! From hands-on craft activities to team trivia and challenges, these experiences are designed for collaboration and connection.