7.6
173 votes
Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

Channel 4 2015

Richard Ayoade takes a ruthlessly efficient approach to travel, covering everything top tourist destinations have to offer in just 48 hours.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Travel Man: 48 Hours in...

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S5E4

#1 - Stockholm (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Richard and actor Sally Phillips have a fulsome time with fika, meatballs, scaling high rooftops, singing Abba, and staying up late playing on their phones.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 76 votes.

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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S7E1

#2 - Zurich (Season 7 - Episode 1)

Richard Ayoade returns, delivering the definitive guide to a minibreak in Switzerland's largest city. Joining him for fondue, hot chocolate, Dada and footie is Frank Skinner.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 75 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S2E1

#3 - Vienna (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Richard goes to Vienna with comedian Chris O'Dowd to sample the sausages, cakes, wines and spirits. The pair also take a hot rod tour, visit a fairground, the Freud museum and the city sewers.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 108 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S3E3

#4 - Lisbon (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Writer, actor, comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton accompanies Richard Ayoade on a voyage of discovery in Lisbon, Europe's sunniest capital. The Portuguese city is known for its decorative tiling and maritime history. Adam and Richard first tackle it at breakneck speed in an electric rickshaw. They also visit a tinned-fish emporium, take the celebrated iron lift - the Elevador de Santa Justa - and listen to some fado, Lisbon's version of the blues. There's potent cherry liqueur for breakfast; a tram ride up a steep hillside; a trip to a doll hospital; and a visit to Belem, home to Lisbon's famed custard tarts.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 96 votes.

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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S8E1

#5 - Athens (Season 8 - Episode 1)

Comedy goddess Dawn French joins Richard in Athens for some ancient history, doughnuts, molecular food, ouzo, and a radical pedicure involving a toothless fish.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 71 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S10E3

#6 - Kraków (Season 10 - Episode 3)

Richard Ayoade is joined by comedian Joe Wilkinson for a two-day break in Poland's second city Krakow, beginning by attending a baking workshop, before heading to a salt mine to marvel at the world's largest underground chapel. They also drive to Nowa Huta, a showcase suburb of socialist realism, where they end up in an authentic communist-era apartment - with obligatory vodka and pickles. After a lunch of pierogi dumplings, they take part in a stained glass workshop at the centre of Krakow's art nouveau movement.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 41 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S2E3

#7 - Copenhagen (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Comedian Noel Fielding joins Richard for 48 fast and funny hours in the Danish capital, with cycling, sightseeing, art, sandwiches, beer and rollercoasters.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 106 votes.

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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S2E4

#8 - Moscow (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Richard and Greg Davies clash with army tanks and head into space in the Russian capital.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 96 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S4E4

#9 - Miami (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Richard Ayoade and comedian Rhod Gilbert take on 48 hours in Florida's hot spot, for a densely packed mini-break including art, art deco slobbing, alligators, yoga, speedboats - and dominoes. There's also an airboat tour of the Florida's everglades and a trip to Little Havana.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 82 votes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S7E3

#10 - Ljubljana (Season 7 - Episode 3)

Richard and Eddie Izzard take in lovely Ljubljana; local tapas and orange wine; and make a trip to the stunningly beautiful Lake Bled

The episode was rated 7.55 from 73 votes.

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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S3E4
#11 - Naples
7.52
Season 3 - Episode 4

Richard and Jack Dee take a trip to Naples featuring humour, history, culture, pizza, Vespas and chaotic traffic, a trip to Capri, and a guide to the meaning of dreams

The episode was rated from 91 votes.
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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S1E2
#12 - Istanbul
7.52
Season 1 - Episode 2

Richard and comedian Adam Hills embark on a whirlwind visit in Istanbul, including a boat trip, a massage, a very close shave, and some haggling at the Grand Bazaar.

The episode was rated from 122 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S8E2
#13 - Porto
7.51
Season 8 - Episode 2

Nish Kumar joins Richard for a potter round Porto.Their stuffed mini-break includes scooters, a tipple or two, a fat sandwich, pastries, confession, and some amazing views of Portugal's second city.

The episode was rated from 70 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S9E3
#14 - Kraków
7.51
Season 9 - Episode 3

Richard Ayoade is joined by comedian Joe Wilkinson for a two-day break in Poland's second city. They take part in a baking workshop, visit a chapel in a salt mine and do a bit of soldering.

The episode was rated from 51 votes.
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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S6E3
#15 - Madeira
7.51
Season 6 - Episode 3

Richard heads to the Portugese island with actor/writer Robert Webb, for two days of wine, cake, fish, bananas, cable cars and embroidery lessons

The episode was rated from 73 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S1E3
#16 - Iceland
7.50
Season 1 - Episode 3

Richard takes actor Jessica Hynes on a whirlwind weekend away to the stunning scenery of Iceland, for waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, whales, rotten shark and elf school

The episode was rated from 118 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S10E1
#17 - Dubrovnik
7.49
Season 10 - Episode 1

Richard Ayoade is joined by Stephen Merchant to enjoy a weekend break in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Having checked in to their fancy rooms at a 16th-century townhouse, they head off round one of the world's best-preserved medieval cities. A Game of Thrones tour features some of the show's most celebrated locations, while Richard and Stephen also visit a hilltop fort still littered with landmines dating from the war of the 1990s.

The episode was rated from 45 votes.
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Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S6E2
#18 - Oslo
7.48
Season 6 - Episode 2

Richard heads to Norway with actor Fay Ripley for two days of sledging, screaming, skiing, sculpture and scoff.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S2E7
#19 - Dubai
7.46
Season 2 - Episode 7

Richard and guest star Johnny Vegas visit the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, take a Sea Plane adventure and try some local food.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... - S8E3
#20 - Tallinn
7.45
Season 8 - Episode 3

Richard and Alice Levine - DJ, broadcaster & podcaster - do Estonia's capital in 48 hours - including the most see-able sights, some nosh at its top restaurant, and a stroke of Sean Connery's face

The episode was rated from 66 votes.
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Last updated: nov 14, 2022

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