Virtual Tours

360 Virtual Tours

Completely immersive, interactive virtual tours can be created for your business, however large or small!

Google Street View

Capture your building, space or property from every angle by a Google Trusted Street View Photographer.

VR Photography

Get ahead of your competition and showcase your business using virtual reality as a powerful sales tool.

What is a Virtual Tour?

 A virtual tour allows a potential customer to get an internal 360 degree view of your business, space or venue. Imagine that anyone could walk into your business, whilst sitting at home, or from anywhere in the world, and on any wifi enabled device. Your business is available to customers 24/7. You are able to navigate into, and through every room or area. This allows the customer a closer look than conventional 2D photographs. This is what is known as a virtual tour. We provide virtual tours as part of our services which include aerial photographer, commercial photographer and local seo.

Who can benefit from a Virtual Tour?

Virtual tours can benefit a wide variety of businesses, who need to grow their company’s knowledge, build trust, and improve their productivity and sales. Tours can be added to your website, social media platform, or Google Business listing. A tour can provide a boost to your SEO, and increase the likeliness of being found by a larger percentage of potential customers.

A 360° tour showcases your interior, and can transmit the atmosphere of your space. Tags can be added to your tour for a fully interactive experience, providing links, valuable information, offers, or pricing. It can increase online bookings for restaurants and hotels. 360° tours attract and engage customers online, who are then more likely to visit your establishment to make a purchase. Virtual Tours are now being used to document important historic buildings and tourist attractions – some of the best virtual tours are featured here.

Google Street View Trusted Photographer

We are an official Google Street View Trusted Photographer. This means we have been accredited by Google and can contribute our 360 virtual tours to Google for use in their Street View service and Google My Business listings. You can read more details about the Google Trusted Photographer programme here.

Here is the review from owner Thomas Onlsow Cole-Excellent service, not only well skilled in capturing the content but also implemented it and helped us improve our SEO and our online visibility.

This small local company used Google My Business and Street View to increase their online presence and boost sales! Within a few weeks they’d received over 2.5k views on Google with just an 8 scan tour added to Street View.  As a business owner you get instant feedback and results.

Google and Street View Trusted to get you on the map

I carried out a short tour for Kay, owner of Brides Boutique in Buckingham here’s her kind review from FaceBook: Kay Poole-I would like to thank Sharon for doing an amazing job. My boutique looks great. It has encouraged people to look at my site when they do a search on Google.
Perfect!

Google and Street View Trusted to get you on the map

Virtual Tour FAQs

This is a list of further questions that clients often ask when considering whether or not to hire 360 Visual Media to produce a virtual tour for them. If you have any further questions about virtual tours then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are based in Buckingham but provide virtual tours to businesses and individuals across the UK. All of our equipment and services are portable and we work at a wide variety of locations in and around Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and the home counties.

We work anywhere in the UK but specifically we provide the following local services:

  • Aylesbury Virtual Tours
  • Banbury Virtual Tours
  • Bedford Virtual Tours
  • Bicester Virtual Tours
  • Buckingham Virtual Tours
  • Leighton Buzzard Virtual Tours
  • Luton Virtual Tours
  • Milton Keynes Virtual Tours
  • Northampton Virtual Tours

Any business, premises or property owner can use a virtual tour to share their space.

However, there are some types of locations where virtual tours are increasingly popular. Here is a list of the type of businesses that are using virtual tours most often to attract clients and showcase their premises:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Pubs
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing
  • Recycling Centres
  • Nursing & Care Homes
  • Nurseries
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Museums
  • Attractions
  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms

360 degree image sphere or a 3D scan is captured from different vantage points. Each image will be captured in high detail, and professionally edited. Your tour is then created using specialist software. Your images are  connected to the other providing a seamless,  unbroken view. In addition to 360 images, 2D images are also captured. These can be useful for marketing purposes and social media. Information tags can be added if required. Your completed scan can often be available with a few hours.

Google Street View shows 360 images of public streets and spaces as well as interiors of business premises. Google Trusted Photographers, such as 360 Visual Media, can add 360 virtual tours to Street View and Google My Business Listings. This a great way to get more views on your business and to generate more calls, visits and clicks for your business.

A Street View 360 virtual tour allows customers to see inside your business. Such as a store, hotel, restaurant, dentist or offices. In fact any business can benefit.

Wouldn’t you want to get in front of an unlimited amount of potential customers? Showcase your space, large or small 24/7?  With a Google Street View virtual tour you’ll be more visible on Google Map and Google Search. It will integrate into your Google My Business listing. Consider the potential boost to your Local SEO, by having a virtual tour uploaded to your online marketing tools. On average a virtual tour receives over 170,000 view per year. The world of business is extremely competitive, so get ahead of your competitors.

Virtual tours help to build confidence with prospective customers. They get to know, like, and trust you, quickly 

They will feel comfortable when they visit you, because they’ll already know what to expect.
Your business will get an instant boost in ranking on Google’s various platforms. 

The virtual tour will work for your prospective customers, using whatever devices they choose to research your business before calling or making a visit. It’s likely that your competitors aren’t using a virtual tour in their marketing just yet. This provides a head start and an edge over everyone else, for the time being anyway. A Street View study states that 41% of listings with photos and tours, are more likely to result in an on-site visit, or booking.

As a Google Trusted Photographer we can complete the entire process for you- each business is different so we will arrange a call to gather more information about your business, and supply a quote.

Virtual tours can take from around 30 minutes to 3 hrs or even a number of days for a large commercial premises or museum for example. It depends on the size of the building due to the number of individual panosphere photos that need to be taken using the specialist 360 virtual tour cameras we use. A small shop or apartment would typically take 30-60 minutes. If you’re interested in getting a virtual tour done for your business then contact us and we will be able to provide a personalised quote.

We use various techniques and equipment to produce our virtual tours. This depends on the requirements of our clients and the way the tour will be displayed. In the main, we use specialist 360 cameras by Ricoh which are ideal for capturing the panospheres (the technical term for a 360 picture) which are then used to generate the virtual tour in the software we use. We always carry backup equipment to ensure resilience in the field in the event of a breakage or equipment failure. This ensures we offer our clients the best virtual tour service to meet their needs as a business.

We will supply a small list of how you need to present and prepare your business ready for the shoot, allowing us to carry out the work as quickly as possible. On the day of the shoot we will require anything from 30 minutes upwards to carry out the 360 imaging, it really depends on the size of the business. Your completed tour will be uploaded to Google Street View between 5-15 working days.

Prices from

Street View Tours

£125

Basic Package

360 Virtual Tours

£175

Basic Package

Google 360 Virtual Tour -Street View Statistics

Actual views on Google Maps since May 2020