The Best Travel Shows on TV in the UK

By Mason Mallett | 22 Nov 2018 at 3:26pm


In these series you will get to explore a huge variety of countries and destinations from all corners of the world featuring different cultures, traditions and lifestyles. Discover the next place you will want to visit and put on your bucket list. These six travel shows will broaden your mind giving you laughter, knowledge and a true in-sight to life outside of your comfort zone.

Jack Whitehall: Travels With my Father

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Travels with my Father is the perfect combination of exploration, culture and comedy. Famous comedian Jack Whitehall takes his aristocrat father on one of Jacks life-long dreams; to travel the world. In the first season of this travel show, the pair travel South East Asia with Jack leading his father Michael through the weird and wonderful parts of the region, which isn’t Michael’s idea of paradise. In season two Michael takes the lead where he drives Jack through Europe in a camper van. One of the best things about the series is the relationship Jack and Michael have, along with Michael’s reaction to everything that happens.

Where can I watch Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father?:

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip

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Famous chefs Gordon Ramsey and Gino D’acampo are joined by Fred Sirieix in this hilarious travel show as they navigate each other’s home countries to explore their cultures, sights and most importantly, food. In the series we are taken to Italy, Scotland and France, documented by the trio as they travel in a camper van. There is a lot of banter between the three along with pranks and mischief to leave you crying with laughter.

Where can I watch Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip?

: Funniest moment’s in Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip.

Travel Man

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Comedian Richard Ayoade travels to popular tourist destinations in cities from Barcelona to Moscow with a ruthless approach of how to make the most of them in just 48 hours. In this travel show Richard is joined by  different celebrity guests such as Greg Davies, Katherine Ryan and Johnny Vegas.

Where can I watch Travel Man?
Channel 4 / All 4.

Joel and Nish VS the Worldjoel & nish vs the world

Friends and comedians Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar present this travel show where the pair take on the world and get involved in some of the most surreal, tough and different lifestyles and cultures. In season one of Joel and Nish VS the World, the pair take on the fitness and health regimes of different countries, comparing them to western ones, Joel usually taking them on full force, while Nish watches and laughs at him. In season two of the series the pair take on the weirdest and tough challenges, with Nish having to join in a lot more.

Where can I watch Joel and Nish VS the World?:
Comedy Central / Netflix

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is the culinary travel show, where famous chef Anthony Bourdain travels the world in search of exquisite and exotic cuisine. In the series Anthony explores incredible cultures while tasting the wonderful food in these ‘unknown’ places. The show has received multiple Emmy awards for its writing, editing, and cinematography.

Where can I watch Parts Unknown?:

An Idiot Abroad

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An Idiot Abroad is a classic TV shows which is you can watch over and over again without getting bored. The travel show stars internet sensation Karl Pilkington (Sick of It, the moaning of life),who is sent to the most bizarre and extreme locations by Rick Gervais and Stephen Merchant to explore the seven wonders of the world. Throughout the series, Karl expresses his down to earth opinions and out-looks on topics, cultures and life in general.

Where can I watch An Idiot Abroad?:
Sky One / Amazon Prime Video.


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