Enjoy Free Virtual Experiences Wherever You Are With Awakening Weeks

6 weeks, 6 countries, over 100 museums & attractions — and you!

Join our FREE, one-of-a-kind virtual experiences during Awakening Weeks. Enjoy history and cocktails with London’s View From The Shard, discover the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and explore the Empire State Building in New York City – online, for free and together with culture lovers from across the globe.

Italy Awakens – 21-27 September

AC Milan

23 September

17:00 Rome Time (11:00 NYC Time)

Journey through Rossoneri history with Daniele Massaro

Join former AC Milan player Daniele Massaro for a tour through Rossoneri history as well as a live Q&A session. Relive 120 years of Rossoneri history through the club’s spectacular collection of memorabilia, stories of victories and exclusive interviews footage.

Aquarium of Genoa

24 September

8:30 Rome Time

Explore the largest aquatic biodiversity exposition in Europe

Built on the occasion of the Expo ’92, a celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, the Acquario di Genova is the largest exposition of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Join us for this exciting experience to discover the beauty of marine life.


24 September

10:00 Rome Time

A virtual experience

Experience the most famous theme park in Italy with Marta Graziani, Brand Manager of Gardaland Park. From the amusement park and SEA LIFE Aquarium to the first LEGOLAND Water Park in Europe, opening in 2021, get ready for a fun ride around Gardaland!

City Sightseeing Italy

24 September

11:30 Rome Time

Milan, Turin, Genoa and Palermo: A Sightseeing Tour

Hop aboard a virtual double-decker bus tour with City Sightseeing Italy. In this whirlwind tour of gorgeous Italy, you’ll visit four different cities, Milan, Turin, Genoa and Palermo, with four different tour guides!

Trevi Fountain Underground

24 September

13:00 Rome Time (7:00 NYC)

Under the Trevi Fountain: The Vicus Caprarius and the ancient virgin aqueduct 

Descend beneath Rome and see an archaeological site that dates back to the former empire. During your tour 9 meters beneath the city's surface, you'll encounter archaeological evidence of the great events that characterized this great city’s history.

Venice City Tours

24 September

16:00 Rome Time (10:00 NYC Time)

Experience the heart of Venice

Enjoy a peaceful virtual gondola ride on the canals of the iconic and beautiful city of Venice. Coast along the Grand Canal, and enjoy listening to stories and legends about the marvelous palaces that once belonged to ancient nobles.

Stadio di Domiziano

24 September

17:30 Rome Time (11:30 NYC Time)

Discover the ancient ruins underneath Piazza Navona

Explore the remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium known to date in Rome! Under Rome’s Piazza Navona, about 4.5 meters below road level, lies the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian. Discover the stories behind this UNESCO World Heritage Site with tour guide Stefania de Majo.

The US Awakens – September 28 - October 4

Florida Aquarium

September 30

8:30 AM EST Time / 5:30 AM PST Time

(14:30 Central European Time)

Live from the Aquarium

Enjoy the beauty of aquatic animals with this immersive virtual tour of the largest aquarium in Florida. Get ready to dive deep into the world of Florida's natural habitat and other ecosystems.

Empire State Building

September 30

10:00 AM EST Time / 7:00 AM PST Time

(16:00 Central European Time)

A virtual visit to the most famous building in the world 

Visit the world’s most famous building from anywhere in the world. Beyond the 360° views, explore our immersive and interactive exhibits with Observatory President Jean-Yves Ghazi

Aquarium of the Bay

September 30

1:00 PM EST Time / 10:00 AM PST Time

(19:00 Central Europe Time)

An interactive underwater tour

Go beneath the waves on an interactive virtual tour of Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. With over 20,000 animals under our care and experts to answer your questions, you can discover the beauty of marine life. Along the way, learn about our shark research, too!

9/11 Memorial & Museum

October 1

8:30 AM EST Time / 5:30 AM PST Time

(14:30 Central European Time)

Behind the scenes at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Join Clifford Chanin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs, and 9/11 Memorial & Museum staff in a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic site. Learn about the design and history behind the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and go behind the scenes of a special exhibition: Revealed: The Hunt for Osama bin Laden. 


October 1

11:30 AM EST Time / 8:30 AM PST Time

(17:30 Central Europe Time)

A sneak preview of Cooper & Gorfer: Between These Folded Walls, Utopia

Anything but ordinary, Fotografiska New York uses the power of photography to inspire a more conscious world through showcasing some of the world’s best photographers. Join Amanda Hajjar, Director of Exhibitions, on a special preview tour of the richly-imagined portraits from a new exhibition: Cooper & Gorfer: Between These Folded Walls, Utopia.  

Museum of Ice Cream

4 October

1:30 PM EST Time / 10:30 AM PST Time

(19:30 Central European)

Virtual Sundae School

Our scoop master will be hosting a virtual ice cream making class that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. You provide the ingredients and we will provide the magic! From ice cream games to riddles and scavenger hunts, this fun-filled class will be one to remember.

Past Virtual Experiences

Some of Awakening Weeks may be over, but you'll be able to watch the virtual experiences that took place soon! Keep an eye on this page for recordings of all past Awakening Weeks virtual experiences.

City Cruises London

A sightseeing tour with a difference

Old Royal Naval College

Hidden in plain sight: The stories of the Painted Hall

View From The Shard

Gin and cocktail experience at the top of The Shard

Centre Pompidou

Inside the VIP Experience

Palais des Papes

Discover Avignon and its incredible UNESCO heritage!

Casa Vicens

Discover an oasis in Barcelona

Palacio of Gaudí

Gaudí's Palace: Journey Through History

Tarantos Flamenco Show

Take in a Flamenco show!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Get ready to enter a weird and wonderful world in the heart of Amsterdam

Tour de BonTon

Go behind the scenes of Amsterdam’s sex scene with Tour de BonTon

Merlin Attractions London

Get closer to the magic with 5 iconic London attractions

Palace of Holyroodhouse

History, royalty and Scottish connections

Château de Versailles

Welcome to the Palace of Versailles

Musée d'Orsay

Discover the French museum of fine arts devoted to the period ranging from 1848 to 1914

Caen Memorial & Museum

All you need to know about the D-Day landings and WWII

La Pedrera

The hidden life of La Pedrera: an exclusive virtual experience

Oceanogràfic of Valencia

A submarine journey through the oceans of the world

Royal Delft

Meet the Dutch master painters

Body Worlds

Discover the Happiness Project

Moco Museum

From Banksy to Kusama to Warhol: Virtually tour the Moco

Imagine Experiences

Sex, sodomy and scandal in London's history

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Reawakening Scotch: A private tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience


Discover: the Pantheon in Paris

Les Caves du Louvre

Guided visit in the cellars of the Louvre

Cité de l'espace

Cité de l’espace takes you to the world of the infinite and the extraordinary!

Palau de la Música

The rooftop experience

Volcano Teide

The scenic route: Explore Mount Teide

Canal Cruise

A virtual canal cruise

Johan Cruijff Arena

Visit the home turf of AFC Ajax

Special exhibitions and activities

Are you in one of our six awakening countries? Discover special activities to do in-person during the Awakening Weeks.

See London by Night
See the beautiful sights of London at night on a live guided open top bus tour. Book with Tiqets and get a 20% discount on your ticket.
Thames Rockets
Take on the award winning 50 minute Ultimate London Adventure - all for one amazing price!
Belfast Cathedral
(St Anne’s) 
A visit to Belfast Cathedral is a unique addition to any visit to Belfast. During UK Awakens Week, visit the Cathedral for just £4 per person.
The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story is now open. ‘Come Together’ to see brand new experiences including John Lennon’s White Room and the replica Cavern Club, along with exciting new memorabilia.
Dalí Paris
Explore over 300 artworks by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, including paintings, sculptures, etchings, surrealist objects, and furniture. 
Château de Fontainebleau
Visit one of the largest royal French châteaux – this medieval castle is a wonderful day out for adults and kids alike. 
Centre Pompidou Metz
Discover the temporary exhibition Folklore. From the beginnings of modern art to the most current art, the exhibition traces the relationships that artists have with folklore.*
Vedettes de Paris
Starting at the Foot of the Eiffel Tower, embark on the Vedettes de Paris unique Guided Cruise. Your guide will share all the secrets of Paris’ history, iconic monuments and emblematic bridges (in English and French).
Casa Batlló
Discover one of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous buildings in the centre of Barcelona!
Barcelona Aquarium
Give the whole family an outing that they'll never forget with a fun-filled visit to the Barcelona Aquarium.
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Attend Momentos Alhambra | Aperitivos Thyssen, a series of summer concerts held on the museum’s terraces.
MNAC(Museum of National Art of Catalunya)
Discover the world’s greatest collection of Romanesque mural painting! Book with Tiqets during Spain Awakens (7-13 September) and get 2 for 1 tickets!
Fashion for Good
For those interested in the future of fashion, a tour of sustainable fashion innovations will be a fabulous way to spend the day. 
Xtra Cold Icebar
If chilled is how you prefer to spend your days, this is the experience you’ve been waiting for. Grab your tickets, and a cold drink inside Amsterdam’s ice bar.  
Wondr Experience
Treat your inner child to a little fun with a visit to the Wondr experience. Filled with Instagrammable moments, this is the colourful playground for adults you didn’t know you’d been looking for. 
Rijksmuseum Muiderslot
Take a tour of a castle in the Netherlands! Located at the mouth of the Vecht river, this popular medieval castle is a great day out.
Pozzo della Cava

Discover the underground world that winds under the streets and houses of the oldest part of the Medieval quarter of Orvieto.

Leonardo3 Museum

Explore the world of Leonardo through working models of his machines and digitalized restorations of his paintings. With more than 200 interactive 3D reconstructions, this exhibition is accessible for all ages.

St. Peter’s Basilica with Vox Tours

Skip the long lines, and gain entry through a dedicated entrance, to the world famous St Peter’s Basilica. Once inside, feel free to explore the venue at your own pace, whilst tuning into audio commentary in your own language.

Rome Hop-on Hop-off Walking Tour with Vox Tours

Discover the city of Rome the Vox City way! With a 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket, you can enjoy access to unique and flexible hop-on hop-off walking tours. Plus, get unlimited sightseeing during your stay with a self-guided mobile city guide.

Niagara Falls tour in one day from NYC
In New York City? Don’t miss one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls and join this one-day tour from NYC.
Art Institute of Chicago
Discover Monet and Chicago, the first exhibition to explore Chicago’s pioneering connection to the “Father of Impressionism”, which brings together 65+ paintings including major works and rarely seen still lifes and landscapes.
One World Observatory
Enjoy epic views of New York City from the tip-top of the One World Trade Centre. 
Zoo Atlanta
Bring the whole herd to Georgia's wildest attraction, which houses more than 1,000 animals from around the world

*Photos of Centre Pompidou-Metz: Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2010 © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe et Jean de Gastines Architectes, avec Philip Gumuchdjian pour la conception du projet lauréat du concours / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Photo Roland Halbe

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Body Worlds

Discover the Happiness Project

Experience the wildly successful exhibition that features more than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies and helps us understand how happiness affects our health.

Johan Cruijff Arena

Visit the home turf of AFC Ajax

Go behind the scenes of the Johan Cruijff Arena with our stadium guide. Enjoy stunning views of Amsterdam from the famous stadium and hear stories about the home of Ajax.

Tour de BonTon

Go behind the scenes of Amsterdam’s sex scene with Tour de BonTon

Go on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of the most famous high-end strip and sex-club in Amsterdam with a former sex worker who will give you honest, respectful and realistic insight into prostitution in Amsterdam.