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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In Plovdiv, Michael discovers a Roman amphitheatre built in the 2nd century AD.
Arriving in Istanbul, Michael orients himself with a boat trip on the Bosphorus.
Michael travels the Habsburg imperial line across the awe-inspiring Semmering Pass.
Michael savours the imported coffee which fuelled the cafe culture of Vienna.
Michael Portillo experiences Italy's need for speed in a Maserati sports car.
Michael ends this journey in futuristic style with a speedy boat trip across Lake Garda.
Michael embarks on a Greek odyssey from Athens's port of Piraeus to Thessaloniki.
Michael travels to Thessaloniki where, in 1913, Greece's King George I was assassinated.
Michael Portillo travels from the Black Forest to Hanover, via Heidelberg.
At Goettingen Michael discovers two sides of student life at the turn of the 20th century.