With his "Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1913" in hand and wearing his trademark colourful jackets, Michael makes six memorable train journeys through the European continent and beyond. Michael's first journey sees him travel to the eastern most extreme of Europe - the vast country of Russia - where he journeys from Tula to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Next, his 1913 guide takes him down the spine of Italy from Rome to Sicily. He takes in the sights of the capital from the back of a 1950s Vespa and ends his Italian tour in the shadow of Mount Etna. On his third journey, Michael ventures deep into central Europe to explore a country where east meets west: Poland. Starting in Warsaw, he travels to the ancient capital, Krakow, where he braves a road trip in an iconic communist car. In his fourth journey, Michael discovers Galicia's Celtic roots. From here he crosses the border into Portugal, Britain's oldest ally. In Santiago de Compostela he finds a guidebook even older than his Bradshaw's - dating back to the 12 th century. For his fifth journey, Michael ventures beyond Europe to the Holy Land. He begins in Haifa in modern day Israel then heads south to the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth - where he floats in the buoyant waters. In the final trip of this series, Michael retraces a route recommended in his Bradshaw's guide from Lyon in the heart of France to Marseille on the Mediterranean coast. Beginning with a cookery lesson in the capital of cuisine, he ends his journey in Marseille's vast port, where he joins a pilot boat as it leads a supertanker to its berth.