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Olivia Johnson visits Coimbra and discovers the joy of Fado, the traditional music of Portugal that is sung in the streets of big and small cities throughout this electrifying country.

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Julia Sun ventures off the well-worn tourist path in Italy and discovers two small towns lost in the mountains and time where she indulges in their culture, historic landmarks, wine and great food.

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Karen Asp attends Innsbruck's renowned Christmas market and discovers some of the city's other special gifts for tourists.

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Sophie Torro, a 16-year-old, opens the doors to her ancestry when she visits the small Greek town and reconnects with her family roots.

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Marc Atchison visits Stuttgart, the industrial giant known as Germany's Motown, and discovers its has much more to offer than just car factories.

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Amy Laughinghouse visits Koblenz, the idyllic wine town that drifts off into the mighty Rhine River, and discovers it's Germany's party capital.

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Marc Atchison looks at how Lithuania's lovely capital Vilnius has become a rising star among European destinations thanks to its ancient good looks and youthful vibe.

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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates visits Lausanne and neighbouring Vevey and discovers the two Swiss cities offer visitors some unique traditions and famous former residents.

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Marc Atchison visits the charming border town of Saarbr├╝cken, where French and German are spoken by the locals and where the crossroads of history intersect.

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Karen Asp ventures to the remote Estonian island of Kihnu, where the female population govern while the men spend their time at sea hunting and fishing.