Series 4


Series 4

Michael Portillo retraces the journeys from George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Guide.


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Sofia to Istanbul

1. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, Sofia to Istanbul

Michael Portillo travels east through the Balkans along a section of the Orient Express.

Vienna to Trieste

2. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, Vienna to Trieste

Michael Portillo travels the Habsburg imperial line from Vienna across the Semmering Pass.

Pisa to Lake Garda

3. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, Pisa to Lake Garda

Michael Portillo visits Italy, where he sees first-hand the nation's need for speed.

Athens to Thessaloniki

4. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, Athens to Thessaloniki

Michael Portillo embarks on a Greek odyssey from Piraeus to the city of Thessaloniki.

The Black Forest to Hannover

5. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, The Black Forest to Hannover

Michael Portillo ventures deep into the Black Forest to discover the essence of Germany.

Barcelona to Mallorca

6. Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4, Barcelona to Mallorca

Michael Portillo traces the early 20th-century roots of the Spanish Civil War.