Travel documentaries

All aboard! Join a star-studded cast of travel guides as they take you to some of the most remote and fascinating corners of the globe. BBC Select is the home for travel shows that explore amazing places around the world and introduce you to the people, places, culture and history that makes them so special.

The Travel Show

The Travel Show

Join the Travel Show team on a journey of discovery as they explore new destinations around the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite vacation hotspots. Encounter unique people, places and cultures and experience stunning landscapes, bustling cities and incredible adventures in the planet’s most fascinating locales.

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Stream five seasons of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby with BBC Select and go behind the scenes of the world’s most impressive hotels. With access to every inch of these stunning locales, our hosts work alongside hotel staff and rub shoulders with guests to see what it takes to run such unique places and offer unforgettable experiences and unfathomable luxury. There are sumptuous suites, exquisite cuisine and scenery that money can’t buy.

Bettany Hughes' Grand Tour: From Paris to Rome

Bettany Hughes: From Paris to Rome

In the 18th century, those seeking culture and an artistic education would take a ‘grand tour’, exploring Europe’s rich heritage and cuisine. In this delightful travel documentary series historian Bettany Hughes follows in their footsteps, visiting such wonders as the museums of Paris and Rome, the canals of Venice, the cuisine of Florence and Milan and the glorious vistas of the Amalfi coast.

Grand Indian Hotel

Grand Indian Hotel

Enjoy an exclusive stay at some of the most jaw-dropping hotels in India, run by the award-winning luxury Oberoi Hotel Group, as they open their doors to cameras for the very first time. Witness unprecedented opulence, glamor and the extraordinary lengths hotel staff go to in the name of ‘guest obsession’ which aims to offer the very highest level of personal service.

Buckingham Palace with Alexander Armstrong

Buckingham Palace With Alexander Armstrong

It’s one of the world’s most famous buildings. A British royal residence for over 250 years that is steeped in intrigue, love, tragedy, extravagance and madness. But few ever get to go behind the scenes. Actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong explores the history of the Royal Family and Buckingham Palace in this marvelous documentary, revealing joy and scandal that took place behind closed doors.