13 Netflix TV Shows to Inspire Travel

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While I await my next adventure I’ve been digging into shows that spark my love of travel. As nearly everyone has Netflix now, it’s a great way to see a lot of the world from the comfort of your own home. This Netflix tv show list I believe will inspire you to travel. Most of these for the PG-13+ crowd, but there are a few that are more geared towards the Netflix kids show audience. They are all currently available on Netflix. And if you’re looking for movies on Netflix to watch, I’ve got you there too.

Netflix TV Shows List for Travel

Sense8

1. Sense8

A woman called Angelica, births eight strangers from different cultures and parts of the world. Discovering they share a psychic connection, the eight now form a cluster of “sensates”. Human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. They can sense and communicate with each other, and can share their knowledge, language, and skills to help on another. 

Medici: Masters of Florence

2. Medici: Masters of Florence

Set in 15th-century Florence, where Cosimo Medici, is elected head of the Florentine Republic in 1434. Cosimo has inherited the Bank of Medici from his father Giovanni, who has been mysteriously poisoned. Through various flashbacks (20 years prior), we are introduced to Florence at the time of Giovanni. As well as to his relationship with his sons Cosimo and Lorenzo.

The Borgias

3. The Borgias

Following the rise of the Borgia family, we see their struggles to maintain their grip on power. The first season depicts the election of Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy through bribery, with the help of his sons, Cesare and Juan. Upon winning the election, Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI. The family is at the heart of shady politics in 15th-century Europe.

Reign

4. Reign

Beginning in 1557, Mary Queen of Scots is living in a convent in France. She then quickly returns to the castle where we learn she is awaiting her marriage to Prince Francis. To whom she has been engaged to since they were six. She deals with changing politics and plays for power. As well as her feelings for Francis and the romantic attentions of Francis’s bastard half-brother, Bash. Francis’s mother, Catherine de’ Medici, secretly tries to prevent the marriage following Nostradamus’s prediction that the marriage will lead to Francis’s death.

versailles tv series

5. Versailles

In the wake of the Fronde in 1667, the French nobility have begun to rebel against the monarchy. Young King Louis XIV decides to move the court from Paris to his father’s former hunting lodge in Versailles. He uses this as a means to force their submission. The Versailles TV series tracks Louis as he renovates and expands his Palace of Versailles. Because of this, the nobles are displaced from their usual surroundings. Leading them to surround the king. Which then creates increasingly dangerous problems for the court.

The Tudors

6. The Tudors

Chronicles the period of Henry VIII‘s reign, he is tested by international conflicts, political intrigue in his own court, as well as other infamous characters. Cardinal Wolsey plays a major part in the series, acting as Henry’s trusted advisor. Beginning with the pressure of fathering a male heir, Henry questions his marriage to his Queen, Katherine of Aragon. Anne Boleyn catches Henry’s eye and is encouraged by her father and uncle to seduce the King.

Merlin

7. Merlin

Merlin is a young and powerful warlock who arrives in the kingdom of Camelot after his mother arranges for him to stay with the court physician, Gaius. He then discovers that the king, Uther Pendragon, outlawed magic twenty years earlier in an event known as the Great Purge. He has also imprisoned the last Dragon deep under the kingdom.

After hearing a mysterious voice inside his head (the dragon), Merlin makes his way to the cavern beneath Camelot. He then finds the Great Dragon, who tells Merlin that he has an important destiny: to protect Uther’s son, Arthur, who will return magic to Camelot and unite the land of Albion.

The Last Kingdom

8. The Last Kingdom

The story is set in the late 9th century AD, when England is divided into seven separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are gradually attacked, plundered, and effectively ruled by Viking Danes in many areas. The Kingdom of Wessex remains the last major stronghold against the Danes.

Knightfall

9. Knightfall

Knightfall recounts the fall, persecution, and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar. Orchestrated by King Philip IV of France on October 13, 1307. The series focuses on the fictional Templar leader Landry du Lauzon, a brave warrior discouraged by the Templars’ failures in the Holy Land. He is then reinvigorated by news that the Holy Grail has resurfaced.

netflix series the crown

10. The Crown

The Netflix series The Crown, is one of their original projects. It traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the present day. The first season, depicts the early part of her reign thru to 1955, with Winston Churchill resigning as Prime Minister and the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret deciding not to marry Peter Townsend. The second season covers the Suez Crisis in 1956, the retirement of the Queen’s third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, in 1963 following the Profumo affair political scandal, and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964.Marco Polo

11. Marco Polo

As a youth of 15 or 16, Marco Polo first met his father and uncle and embarked on an epic adventure, crossing thousands of miles of unforgiving terrain, through political unrest and upheaval, to the court of Kublai Khan in what is now Beijing. Warfare and political/sexual intrigue, spotlights the years at the Chinese court and the journeys.

Sherlock

12. Sherlock

Sherlock depicts “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes solving various mysteries in modern-day London. Assisted by flatmate and friend, Dr. John Watson, who has recently returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade and others are suspicious at first, over time, his exceptional intellect and powers of observation persuade them of his value. Both ordinary people and the British government ask for his help.

netflix kids shows

13. Carmen Sandiego

The only specific Netflix kids show on this list, Carmen travels the globe stealing from V.I.L.E. in an effort to give back to its victims. Carmen is publicly perceived as a master criminal due to the sheer scale and theatricality of her heists. The show follows her escapades while we get to determine not only where in the world but “who” is Carmen Sandiego? A perfect Netflix travel show for the whole family!

While I await my next adventure I\'ve been digging into shows that spark my love of travel. As nearly everyone has Netflix now, it\'s a great way to see a lot of the world from the comfort of your own home. This Netflix tv show list I believe will inspire you to travel. Most of these for the PG-13+ crowd, but there are a few that are more geared towards the Netflix kids show audience. They are all currently available on Netflix. Netflix TV Shows List for Travel.

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