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Travel Man | 2022 Preview (Channel 4)

Returning after an enforced mini-break of its own, Travel Man is back with new host Joe Lycett for a brand-new series.

From taking in the sights of Bilbao and San Sebastián to jetting off to Split, Cyprus and Antwerp, each episode takes a sideways look at how visitors might spend 48 hours in some of the world's most popular mini-break destinations - and for each trip, the Travel Man is joined by a well-known travel companion.

For the first trip of his debut series, Joe is joined by fellow comedian James Acaster for a long weekend in the Spanish part of the Basque Country.

They start in Bilbao, home to the city's most iconic building - The Guggenheim - where Joe and James soak up the art, including an installation that shrouds them in fog.

They explore high-rise engineering and a vertigo-inducing walk across the world's first transporter bridge, before calming their nerves with a trip to Bilbao's atmospheric old town to sample the local favourite, kalimotxo - a combination of red wine and cola.

Joe and James bid adios to Bilbao and head to the region's foodie capital of San Sebastián, where they delight in samples of pintxos before learning to make their own. Paying homage to Basque artist Eduardo Chillida at his seaside sculpture, they toast their trip on Mount Igueldo with a glass of local fizz overlooking the stunning vista.

The full series will be available to stream or download for free on All 4 following the transmission of this episode on Monday 04th April 2022.


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