Tula to St Petersburg

Nov 05, 2014 on BBC TWO at 9:00 PM


Michael Portillo ventures once more on to the European rail network to retrace journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 publication Continental Guide, beginning by travelling through Russia. He starts in the industrial city of Tula, before visitin... (more)g Leo Tolstoy's former home of Yasnaya Polyana and learning how the author's life and works were intertwined with the railways. Michael then boards the train that runs from the Caspian Sea to Moscow, where he performs an important role in a dramatic opera at the Bolshoi Theatre, before exploring the beauty and history of St Petersburg and riding on the first railway ever built in Russia.

Previous episode

Bordeaux to Bilbao
Season 2 Episode 6

Dec 01, 2013

Next episode

Rome to Taormina
Season 3 Episode 2

Nov 12, 2014