It’s certainly become harder to travel internationally this year. With Americans barred from landing in many countries, you may be in a situation in which you’re stuck inside and had to cancel your vacation. Luckily, there are still places in the old that are waiting for you to explore them!
With Telportus, you can now engage in a virtual guided tour. These experiences are recreations of guided tours that you may be used to receiving when you travel, right from the comfort of your living room. You can ask local professionals questions in real-time, directing them to the location that you’re curious about.
Telportus video explaining how online interactive engagement is made possible These sorts of virtual tours are popular on YouTube, where millions sign on to watch first-person video moving around spaces that would otherwise cost thousands in travel fees to reach. Unlike YouTube, this content is live and interactive. The tour is especially for you and a small group of fellow attendees.
In addition to exploration during lockdowns, you can use Telportus before deciding which countries or attractions to visit for vacation; it’s an easy and convenient way to see something unique without spending the money to travel to it.
Telportus Virtual Offerings | A Portal to the World
1. Agra: A city of love, Art and Stories and the Taj Mahal
Thinking of Agra, one’s imagination darts to the iconic Taj Mahal; but very often it also just stops right there, extending at best to a couple more monuments. However, the city that gave the world this wonder also holds other phenomenal secrets, just as majestic.
In this live virtual experience, we will explore and share stories and anecdotes about the making of the Taj and its surrounds, and we will end with a 20 mins soul-stirring performance of flute with the backdrop of the Taj!
2. Spanish Olive Culture
Enjoy the landscape and the olive grove. Come in contact with the essential farming practices and cultivating philosophy: talking to the olive trees! Discover the most important olive oil tasting tips and how to know the difference between ‘Extra’ and lower quality oils. Taste from your home! Eventually, we’ll suggest you pairing some ice cream and yogurt or fruits with infused extra virgin olive oil.
3. Gaudi… Arquitectural Barcelona
Discover the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior, Gaudí’s masterpiece and most famous work was both admired and criticized for the audacity and singularity of his innovative solutions. His fame on a world scale has become an unquestioned fact both in specialized circles and among the general public. . During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects, and artists who learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life.
4. Oakvale Australian Wildlife Encounters
Set on 25 acres of spacious natural bushland Oakvale Wildlife Park is 100% Australian owned and operated. At the park, you will find an endless menagerie of Australian native, domestic farm and exotic animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, goats, sheep, rabbits, alligators, and ostriches. Plus many, many more.
Join the keepers today as we live stream back to you with some of the Australian Favourites; the iconic Koala, Kangaroo, and Tasmanian Devil. Get up close and personal with the staff and learn about the habitat, diets, and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to Oakvale Wildlife Park Australia!
5. Anangu Dot Painting Workshop
For thousands of years, Anangu have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation, to keep the land, their culture, and their people strong. Through Maruku’s virtual workshops, artists would like to share a part of their culture with you, so you can learn something, create something, and show your family. The course does not enable you to do Dot-painting on a professional level but is an experience to understand Aboriginal paintings and culture better. The Dot-painting workshop is guided by a local Anangu artist and interpreter. You will learn about ancient symbols used in Anangu art and teachings and have the chance to ask the artist questions. View the artist’s life as they create a masterpiece. Instructions and materials are provided so that you can create your own painting and share your own story.
6. Wanna Be Italiano
Popular and sought-after in all seasons, year after year, by groups of friends, fun-loving families and foodies, the signature “Wanna Be Italiano” cooking class in Florence is the very best hands-on culinary experience you can get in the city! Dive into the depths of flavor, master the art of preparing a mouth-watering Tuscan meal in the heart of downtown Florence with the experienced, charismatic chef. First of all set off for Florence’s central food market. The “Mercato Centrale” is the city’s largest, most lively and colorful grocery market, an enormous bazaar filled with deliciousness!
Led by your chef you will browse, learn about the local specialties and the Tuscan food heritage, and liaise with the vegetable vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the best, tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. Groceries in hand take a short walk to the cooking class facility, a delightful location that will make you feel at home, and enjoy a tasting of typical delicacies before starting the actual class. Aprons on, following your chef’s skilled instructions and learning how to prepare exquisite traditional dishes: crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces, and dessert, too. Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a good glass of Chianti wine and relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself in the heart of historic Florence.
At the end of the experience, you will receive a Cooking Class Attendance Certificate, as well as a full Recipe Booklet to share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home. The menu of the Florence Cooking class varies slightly according to the season but will generally include bruschetta, hand-made pasta, pasta sauce, and a dessert. Vegetarians and/or those suffering from intolerance and/or allergies are more than welcome: vegetarian and other alternative recipes are available and included (advance notice is appreciated).