Travel inspiration – travel through your TV, the sequel!

Whilst all our travel plans may have been put on pause, that doesn’t mean we can’t still see the world through the many shows currently on our TV screens – there’s always room on the bucket list for more holiday destinations isn’t there?

Here is a selection of the shows we are watching right now, we hope they offer you some inspiration!

Let’s start with the travel documentaries…

Around The World By Train
Sir Tony Robinson takes a whirlwind journey around the globe, jumping on & off trains to find adventure and face challenges, while exploring the history & culture of each place he visits. In the latest series, he visits Russia, Canada, Mexico, South America & Europe
Available on My5

The Trip To Greece
Funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon travel to restaurants, hotels and ancient landmarks in Greece.
Available on Sky One

Are you interested in visiting Greece? This Crystal Esprit Greek isles voyage visits 7!
Yachting Gems of the Aegean | YES220821-07 | 21 – 28 August 2022 | 7-nights

Travel Man: 48 Hours In…
Join host Richard Ayoade and his celebrity travel companion as they visit some of the most popular cities around the world to explore the famous tourist attractions. The latest series see’s Richard visit several European cities for a weekend mini-break
Available on All4

You can visit one of Travel Man’s stops, Vienna, on this 4-night Getaway
Magnificent Danube | RMH211010-04 | 10 – 14 October 2021 | 4-nights

50 Places to See Before You Die
This programme may be vintage, but we do love a good travel list. Shamefully this email writer has only managed to visit 18 of the top 50 destinations, so has a lot of catching up to do…how does your list compare? Anywhere unmissable that you would add?
Available on BBC iPlayer

Everybody love’s a good wildlife documentary, whether its the latest from the phenomenal David Attenborough, or a spy camera first – there is something for everyone.

Wild Amazon
From strange birds to fierce insects, bizarre amphibians, shrewd monkeys and majestic trees, this series explores the Amazon rainforest’s densely-packed and complex environment
Available on All4

For your Amazon adventure, you can join Crystal Serenity as she sails from New York to Miami on this Big Band & Ballroom Dance themed cruise
New York To The Amazon | OCY211026-24 | 26 October – 19 November 2021 | 24-nights

Orangutan Jungle School
This delightful programme takes us down to Borneo, to the world’s biggest orangutan rehabilitation centre where it follows the stories of the orangutans and the staff
Available on All4

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
Available on All4

You can spot some African wildlife of your own on this 14-night exploration next spring
African Allure | OCS210308-14 | 8 – 22 March 2021 | 14-nights

Food has the power to transport us to any time and place. That wonderful memory of a great dinner out on holiday or inspiration of a country we would like to explore further.

Paul Hollywood Eats Japan
Paul Hollywood leaves the Bake Off tent behind and goes on a culinary and cultural road trip across Japan, exploring the extraordinary country through its food and unique eating experiences
Available on All4

For those that want to sample the amazing cuisine of Japan for themselves, not only do they have the chance onboard Crystal Cruises in Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, but ashore too on this Cultural Discovery expedition
Japan’s Island Immersive | YEN210515-14 | 15 – 29 May 2021 | 14-nights

James Martin’s Islands to Highlands
James Martin sets off on his foodie travels across the UK from the Scilly Isles up to the Shetlands via Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire and Northumberland, accompanied by a fellow top chef at each stop.
Available on the ITV Hub

You can dine at some of the best restaurants at sea onboard Crystal, and on this 7-night British Isles voyage, you can try some of the dishes James has showcased
Celtic Discovery | OCY210820-07 | 20 – 27 August 2021 | 7-nights

Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook
Ainsley’s Mediterranean travels the Mediterranean, soaking up the sunshine and of course, discovering lots of lovely food. This series takes him to Corsica, Sardinia, Marrakech and Spain
Available on the ITV Hub

It’s not just travel programmes or cookery shows that allow us to vicariously travel the world, there is a whole host of different shows to watch.

Pilgrimage: The Road To Istanbul
Seven well-known personalities, all with differing faiths and beliefs, put on backpacks and walking boots and, on foot and by road, set out to cover sections of the Sultans Trail – a modern-day, 2,200km pilgrimage across Eastern Europe, which starts in Vienna and ends in the historic city of Istanbul.
Available on BBC iPlayer

We’ll be visiting the finishing point of the celebrities’ pilgrimage, Istanbul on this fascinating Black Sea voyage
Black Sea Mosaic | OCY220416-13 | 16 – 29 April 2022 | 13-nights

Escape The The Chateau
Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel bring an abandoned French chateau back to life with Dick’s engineering prowess, and Angel’s artistic eye. If this inspires you to go house hunting in France, why not catch the spin off programme – Escape To The Chateau: DIY where Dick & Angel follow fellow chateau owners as they restore their properties
Available on All 4

Win The Wilderness: Alaska
Six intrepid British couples brave sub-zero temperatures, wild bears and predators as they compete to win a home deep within the Alaskan wilderness – who do you think will win?
Available on BBC iPlayer

Crystal Endeavor will be exploring the final frontier of Alaska on a Destination Exploration Expedition
Expedition Alaska | YEN210630-12 | 30 June – 12 July 2021 | 12-nights

Happy armchair travelling and if we’ve missed one of your favourite shows, let us know so we can catch up!

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