Join us in some armchair travelling with our pick of the best travel programmes. We’ve done the research and rounded up our favourites across the channels, from canal journeys to Attenborough documentaries and a show about baby orangutans at school.


Our Planet

This Netflix original, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, takes a deeper look at the effects of climate change.

Street Food: Asia

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Asia’s mouth-watering dishes are created and hear about the people who make them.

Frozen Planet

Another Attenborough pick for us on Netflix, as Sir David takes us on a journey to the ends of the Earth.


Earth's Tropical Islands

This three-part series whisks you away to some of the world’s most beautiful islands: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii.

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Sir David Attenborough narrates this series about the unique wildlife and wilderness of our seven continents.

Planet Earth & Planet Earth II

Prepare to be wowed by these breathtaking Attenborough series – they’re two of the most-watched nature documentary shows ever.


Joanna Lumley's Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti

The Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley kicks off her adventure meeting one of Cuba’s rising female boxers and then travels to Guantanamo.

Griff's Great Australian Adventure

British comedian Griff Rhys Jones journeys across Australia, learning about its history and culture and chatting to characterful locals.

Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen

Join TV chef Ainsley Harriott as he travels around the Caribbean, visiting the islands that have inspired his cooking. First stop: Jamaica.

Channel 4 / All 4

Orangutan Jungle School

Follow a group of orphaned orangutans as they’re taught the skills they need before they can return to the wild jungle of Borneo.

Escape to Costa Rica

This three-part series explores how the tiny country of Costa Rica has become ‘the happiest, most sustainable country in the world'.

Great Canal Journeys

Husband-and-wife team, Timothy West and Prunella Scales, inspire us as they take to the water. In series 10, they share their global adventures.

Channel 5 / My5

Cruising with Jane McDonald

Join the TV presenter and former cruise ship entertainer on a series of ocean voyages aboard some of the world’s biggest cruise ships.

World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys

World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys

Take a ride through spectacular scenery around the world on these epic train journeys, narrated by actor Bill Nighy.

World’s Most Luxurious Train

World’s Most Luxurious Train

Head off on a virtual five-star journey across South Africa on board the iconic Blue Train – without the £2600 price tag.

Amazon Prime Video

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse

Take a culinary adventure with Emeril Lagasse as he travels the world to learn about local traditions from other celebrated chefs.

James May: Our Man in Japan

James May makes his way across the Land of the Rising Sun, travelling from the icy north to the mild south.

Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia

This three-part series follows actor Martin Clunes as he explores 16 lesser-known islands and meets the people and wildlife that live there.


America’s National Parks

Discover North America’s iconic natural wonders – including Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Everglades – in eight incredible episodes.

Man Among Cheetahs

Filmmaker Bob Poole gives a wild first-hand account as he tracks a cheetah mum and her two cubs through southern Kenya.

Into the Grand Canyon

Two friends explore the Grand Canyon, walking 750 miles to understand the unique landscape of one of America’s most popular attractions.