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Bringing The World To You - Part 2

Hello Coronation Members,
Thank you to those that have emailed to acknowledge the emails that are being sent to you. We had a great response to the 'Bringing the World To You' and so today we are going to share 10 more amazing places you can visit from home from the Travelzoo Website.
1. The Louvre
The Louvre

The hallowed halls (and glass pyramid) of the Louvre may be empty for now, but you can still go in. One of the best exhibits to explore on your own is the remains of the moat from the original Louvre fortress — something you tend to miss when you're jockeying for position in front of the "Mona Lisa." Speaking of which, we'd be remiss if we didn't note that the #LouvreChezVous/#MuseumFromHome initiative also lets you get up close and personal with the lady herself. And for a taste of the truly ancient, head to the Egyptian wing, past the imposing Sphinx, and see if you can spot the statue of a scribe from 2500 B.C. 

Check out all the museum's virtual tours here and here.

2. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Studies have found that aquarium-watching helps reduce stress and anxiety, and we're here to tell you the virtual version is no exception. We felt our own mood improve after a few minutes with the sea otter cam — one of several exhibits livestreamed by the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. For serenity now, proceed directly to the aquarium’s famed Kelp Forest or Moon Jellies.

Check out all the aquarium's cams here. 

3. Berlin Philharmonic
Berlin Philharmonic

The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Register for free 30-day access to the orchestra's Digital Concert Hall, and you can take in hundreds of stunning performances from your sofa. If you do nothing else, watch a snippet of the celebrated new maestro's debut last summer: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (including the "Ode to Joy" finale ) live at the Brandenburg Gate. In fact, the piece has become something of an anthem in recent weeks, with everyone from the (homebound) Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to (also homebound) Spanish window musicians chiming in. 

Check out all the Philharmonic's virtual concerts here.

4. The San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo

The USA’s most visited zoo — with more than 3,500 animals in residence — was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats, and remains a leader in conservation science. You can watch a number of its most beloved inhabitants — from koalas to penguins to the new baby orangutan of the Lost Forest — on livestreams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: though mega-celebs Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you'll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam

Check out all the zoo's cams here.

5. The National Theatre
The National Theatre

Thanks to its long-running NT Live program, the National Theatre has the largest archive of cinema-quality recordings of any theatre in the world, and it will be streaming past performances from the vaults for free on its YouTube channel. Starting April 2, a new play will be available to watch every week, beginning with "One Man, Two Guvnors," starring James Corden. The National Theatre at Home program will also feature bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks. Other plays to look forward to over the coming weeks include "Jane Eyre," "Treasure Island" and Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," starring Tamsin Greig.

Find out more about the National Theatre at Home here.

6. Vienna State Opera
Vienna State Opera

Another of the world's great opera houses, the Wiener Staatsoper, is now streaming not only operas, but also ballets. They're previously recorded, of course, but to keep the experience as authentic as possible, the lineup even mimics the original 2020 schedule. Whether you’re an aficionado or a first-timer, Sunday’s performance of "Cinderella" on Saturday, April 4, is the one we’d bookmark first. 

Check out the full schedule here.

7. SafariLive

If you’ve ever been on safari, you know that few experiences rival those adrenaline-fuelled rides through unfamiliar terrain in search of the Big Five. But SafariLive comes close. Track lions, leopards and hyenas as you make your way around herds of wildebeest and elephants, all while expert rangers fill you in about what you're seeing. And if you haven’t yet fulfilled your safari dreams in real life, these virtual adventures filmed in South Africa and Kenya are the perfect inspiration.

Check out the SafariLive collection here.

8. Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Even if you've never been to Sydney Harbour, you know those soaring white sails, and now’s your chance to take a peek inside. Accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, cellist Benjamin Schwartz and soprano Nicole Car (if you can't quite place the music, it's from Verdi's "Luisa Miller"), you'll wander through a day in the life of the world's most famous — and most photographed — arts venues, from early morning, before the performers arrive, to stolen moments between acts. And if you’re anything like us, you'll be planning your next (or first) trip Down Under before the video's done.

Check out the whole tour here.

9. Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th-century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes. You'll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums, not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing.

Check out all the Vatican Museum virtual tours here.

10. The Natural Museum of Natural History
Natural History Museum

One of the world's most visited museums for good reason, this branch of the Smithsonian is well-versed at keeping kids of all ages entertained and learning. If your household could use something diverting and educational, head on in and start exploring the fossils, ocean life and even the insect zoo. And for pure eye candy, look at the Gems and Minerals Wing, and the Butterfly Pavilion. 

Check out all the museum's virtual tours here.

We hope you'll find as much joy as we have in exploring these amazing places from afar. Stay tuned for another 10 more 'wanderlust' places to explore coming soon.
Stay Safe, and Stay home.
All the Best
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