Just what was it like to travel through Europe in 1913? In Series 2 of Great Continental Railway Journeys, host Michael Portillo takes you on a nostalgic, informative and utterly fascinating tour across the continent to Madrid, Dresden, Oslo, Prague, Bordeaux and beyond--to uncover history and experience European life as it was a century ago.
Using "Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide", Portillo unearths tales of British espionage in Gibraltar, visits Shakespeare's House of the Capulets in Verona, braves one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen, shares Prague's impressive art nouveau architecture, faces a fire-breathing dragon in Bavaria and enjoys the delights of the French and Spanish Atlantic coast. Every adventure is intriguing, every story a revelation.
Time to step aboard Great Continental Railway Journeys Series 2 with your consummate 1913 European tour guide, Michael Portillo.
EPISODES: Madrid to Gibraltar
Turin to Venice
Dresden to Kiel
Copenhagen to Oslo
Prague to Munich
Bordeaux to Bilbao