Aired Friday May 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pmon Yesterday +1

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 4 Episode 1: Sofia to Istanbul

Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo travels east through the Balkans - the powder keg of Europe - along the most exotic section of the Orient Express. His destination is Istanbul, known a century ago as Constantinople, a multi-ethnic city where Europe and Asia meet - via an underground railway.

Documentary / Travel
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  • Michael PortilloHost