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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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Marvel at the beauty and majesty of spellbinding Norway on this enthralling seven-day holiday. Travel from the elegant city of Oslo to the breathtaking fjords and mountains of Norway's west coast. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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Sirmione on Lake Garda

Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Mantova, the Sigurtá Gardens, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'

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Huskies and the Northern Lights

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Celebrate the long history of great American music on this fascinating tour across the Deep South - from Nashville, home of Country, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire and Northumbria on this wonderful eight day tour. Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps, visiting historic York, Chester's Roman Fort, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the glorious Alnwick Gardens.

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Discover China

Take an adventure through China's ancient and modern wonders. Travel from bustling Beijing, with its Great Wall, to ancient Xi'an and its Terracotta Warriors, cruising the Yangtze River en-route. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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Grand Tour of the Orient

Uncover the incredible countries of China and Japan on this comprehensive tour that takes in some of the most incredible history, sights, and cities that these two exquisite countries have to offer.

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Discover the exotic majesty of India's southern regions on a tour which ventures into jungles and along coastlines, uncovering colours, tastes and sights from some of India's least explored destinations. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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Explore the most captivating parts of America's West Coast on this exciting tour that takes you from bohemian San Francisco to iconic Los Angeles, by way of the sights and sounds of fabulous Las Vegas. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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