Michael follows his guide book further than it has ever taken him before: to early 20th century Russia, a country poised between reform and revolution. Here he discovers the splendour of St Petersburg and how Tolstoy escaped royal retribution. In Rome he takes to the sights on the back of a 1950's Vespa and tours Krakow in an iconic communist era vehicle. Ever keen to try his hand, Michael receives instruction from a top chef in Lyon and joins pilgrims as they follow the trail to Spain's Santiago de Compostela cathedral. He ventures beyond Europe to the Holy Land, visiting the sacred sights of Jerusalem and walking in the footsteps of celebrated British military hero, Lawrence of Arabia.
Across borders and continents, Series 3 of this acclaimed programme takes you on an epic journey of intrigue, wonder and splendour.
Features 4 episodes covering 6 journeys: Tula to St Petersburg
Rome to Taormina
Warsaw to Krakow
La Coruna to Lisbon
Haifa to The Negev Desert
Lyon to Marseille