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Michael Portillo's Great Continental Railway Journeys

Follow in the footsteps of George Bradshaw and Michael Portillo discovering tours which feature the routes from the Great Continental Railway Journeys series.

Michael Portillo's Great Continental Railway Journeys

From season one's beginnings in wonderful Western Europe, to season six's exploration of the less known, but no less beautiful, Eastern Europe, this series is wonderful for those who want to explore the wonder of the continent by the magnificent medium of rail.

The Bernina Express

Great Continental Railway Series 1

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The first series of Great Continental Railway Journeys follows Michael Portillo around Europe. Michael's adventures often follow George Bradshaw's Edwardian book, the Great Continental Railway Guide.
 

Warsaw Palace

Great Continental Railway Series 2

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Great Continental Railway Series 2 has Michael travelling from Madrid to Gibralter, through Turin to Venice, and also via Copenhagen, Oslo and Prague.

Copenhagen

Great Continental Railway Series 3

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Great Continental Railway Series 3. Retracing the jorneys from Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide he journeys down from Tula to St Petersburg, Warsaw to Krakow, La Coruna to Lisbon, Haifa to the Neger Desert and finally from Lyon to Marseille.

Grossglockner Alpine Road

Great Continental Railway Series 4

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Great Continental Railway Series 4 takes in classic railway journeys from Sofia to Instanbul, Vienna to Trieste, Pisa to Lake Garda, Athens to Thessaloniki, through the Black Forest, ending with Barcelona to Mallorca.

Jungfrau Express

Great Continental Railway Series 5

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Great Continental Railway Series 5. Michael travels to Romania, and the Black Sea, Zermatt to Geneva, Tangier to Marrakesh, Genoa to the Brenner Pass and Riga to Tampere. Its finale goes from Rotterdam to Utrecht.

Ffestiniog Mountain Railway

Great Britain's Coastal Railways

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For those of you who also enjoy Julie Walter's travel around Britain. Take a look at her TV series here.

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Sirmione on Lake Garda
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(54 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon
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The Italian Riviera
(28 reviews)
2020AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
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2020AprMayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
(30 reviews)
2020AprMayJunAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate / York
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Bryggen, Bergen
2020MayJunJulAug
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
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Huskies
2020JanFebMar
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
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Nashville
2020AprMaySepOct
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
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Moscow
2020MayJunAugSep
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  • DestinationRussia
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
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The Great Wall of China
2020AprMaySepOctNov
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Royal Palace, Mysore
2020FebSepOct
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  • DestinationIndia
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
Anonymous
“I very much enjoy the holiday but my enjoyment was spoiled by the fact that two people who clearly were unsuited to a holiday which involved changing trains and with a 700 metre walk over cobbles to get between the nearest coach pickup point had apparently been told that they would have no problem with this holiday. It also involved our rep. and another passenger taking their luggage for them.
The Italian Riviera
Mr C Williams
“The holiday overall was fine, as we had done this trip before, two years ago. The Villa Balbi is a very good hotel with excellent facilities and staff. The journey home was not something I would recommend to anyone. It was something that you, Great Rail, could not control; the total cancellation of our train from Sestri Levanti to Milan. We ended up in a coach, driven by someone who in my opinion, was dangerous, and had no knowledge of Milan and the location of our train station at all. We did, eventually, arrive at Mulhouse, after a couple of quick train changes, although rather later than was planned. The following day, when arriving in Paris we thought nothing else could go wrong. On getting ready to get on our Euro Star train we had a last minute alteration to all our tickets as the train had been changed, which meant that we were seated randomly in three different carriages, which spoilt the final journey home. Once again this was out of the control of Great Rail. Let me add that our tour manager, Rosie Sharp, was excellent in calmly dealing with all of the problems we encountered, and also, we were very lucky to have a gentleman on our trip who spoke fluent Italian. This was our thirteenth journey with Great Rail. I have never been superstitious before.?
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
Mrs M James
“Enjoyed the whole holiday especially the steam train and the trip to the top of the hill although the electric railway was a bit noisy and uncomfortable .The hotel was good with very good food. The coach driver was one of the best ever, a mine of information and an expert in motor bike racing. I wish I could have seen a Manx cat but I didn’t have enough time.
Yorkshire & Northumberland
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“Marred by poor food in Harrogate hotel
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