Google Launches Virtual Tour Inside Sydney Opera House

Google Cultural Institute offers virtual vacation to the land down under.

— -- Get ready for a virtual vacation to the land down under.

Google's Cultural Institute launched a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House this week, giving people around the world a chance to virtually explore the landmark.

More than 1,000 artifacts from the iconic building's 60-year history are ready to be explored, including the original designs for the building, diaries of the architect and photographs of the opening in 1973 featuring Queen Elizabeth II.

The tour lets virtual vacationers wander around the building at their own pace -- even giving them the chance to feel what it's like to stand on stage.

Google's Cultural Institute also lets armchair travelers explore other world wonders, including the Taj Mahal, Giza and more. The experiences are available for mobile devices, tablets and desktop. They can also be viewed on Google's Arts & Culture app for iOS and Android.

Enjoy the "trip"!