Travel programmes to satisfy your wanderlust

We are all becoming armchair travellers and we want to help keep your wanderlust alive, so we have put together a selection of travel programmes which will transport you around the world. 

May 2020 • Jules Verne

Travel programmes to satisfy your wanderlust 

The Kindness DiariesHost Leon Logothetis travels the world with only a vintage motorbike and the kindness of strangers, which he pays back in unexpected, inspiring ways.  

Watch on Netflix

Rick Steves EuropeWritten and hosted by best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries. 

Watch on Ricksteves.com

Our Planet - Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope, starring David Attenborough.

Watch on Netflix

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my FatherJovial comic Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, take unusual and amusing trips to foreign lands in an attempt to strengthen their bond.   

Watch on Netflix

Sacred Wonders - From the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the Shaolin Temple in China, discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth.   

Watch on BBC iPlayer / BBC 1

Simon Reeve Around The World – Join Simon Reeve as he makes extraordinary journeys and meets amazing people.   

Watch on BBC iPlayer / BBC 2

Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton – Ant Middleton gets trapped in an unexpected, life-threatening storm as he attempts to climb Everest. And he seeks to understand the attraction of such a popular but dangerous challenge.   

Watch on 4od

Walking with Elephants – Author and explorer Levison Wood embarks on an epic 650-mile journey on foot, following the world's largest annual migration of elephants, across Botswana.

Watch on 4od

World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys – Narrated by Bill Nighy, viewers are taken on incredible train journeys across the world and encounter the people who travel, work and live near them. 

Watch on My 5

Night on Earth – See this world open up before you, witnessing the secret lives of lions, bats and monkeys under the cover of darkness. 

Watch on Netflix

Around the World in 80 Days – Michael Palin follows in the footsteps of its main character Phileas Fogg, setting off on an epic adventure from London's Reform Club across the world. Close shaves, missed connections and inevitable delays await as he desperately attempts to meet the 80-day deadline in time. 

Watch on BBC iPlayer

From Russia to Iran: Crossing Wild Frontiers – Explorer Levison Wood – famous for Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Americas – is taking on a new expedition in this four-part series: to cross the mighty Caucasus mountain range that lies between Russia and Iran. 

Watch on 4od