Series 1


Series 1

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.


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London to Monte Carlo

1. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 1, London to Monte Carlo

Michael Portillo travels through France, stopping at Paris and the Cote D'Azur.

Hungary to Austria

2. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 1, Hungary to Austria

Michael Portillo explores the once-great empire of Austria-Hungary.

Berlin to the Rhein

3. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 1, Berlin to the Rhein

Michael Portillo travels from Berlin to the Rheingau, passing the Harz Mountains.

Switzerland

4. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 1, Switzerland

Michael Portillo makes a spectacular ascent by train to Europe's highest station.

Amsterdam to Northern France

5. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 1, Amsterdam to Northern France

Michael Portillo ends his journey at the spot where the 1918 armistice was signed.