Subscribe to isango! RSS feed
World’s leading site for travel experiences - Tours, Activities, Shows, Excursions and more
Find amazing experiences Book before you go. Local rates. Handpicked suppliers Find out more >>
We’re funny (usually), controversial (sometimes) and insightful (always!). Our travel experts share their experiences below in hopes of hearing back from YOU. So read, comment and enjoy!

Posts in ‘Things to do in Europe’

Check out the World Twenty20 tournament in London

0

Sports fans will be booking their London tours this year to coincide with the World Twenty20 cricket tournament, which will be held from June 5th to 21st.

The competition will come to four cricket grounds across England – Lord’s and The Oval in London, Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire and Taunton in Somerset.

Both men’s and women’s sides representing countries including England, Australia, India, South Africa and the West Indies are due to participate in the competition this year.

Twenty20 cricket, a form of the sport first introduced in England in 2003, sees each team playing a single innings with a maximum of 20 overs, a format that adds an extra element of speed and excitement to the game.

Most matches only last about two-and-a-half hours, meaning that visitors to Twenty20 tournament days will often get the chance to see two games involving four different teams.

Lord’s will be the venue for the semi-final and final rounds of both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

India are the reigning World Twenty20 champions, having beaten Pakistan in the 2007 final in South Africa.

London – Ride the London Eye, visit the Tower of London or take a day out of the city to see Stonehenge.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19129664-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Get into modern sculpture in Venice

0

Travellers will be able to add even more culture to their tours of Venice this summer by paying a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to see an exhibition of modern sculpture.

Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts will be open at the prestigious art gallery in the Dorsoduro area of Venice from May 30th to September 20th.

The exhibition will feature approximately 40 sculptures known as Gluts that Rauschenberg, a prominent American artist, created between the years of 1986 and 1995.

To construct the wall reliefs and free-standing sculptures, Rauschenberg assembled various pieces of metal that he had collected, such as petrol station signs, car components and industrial parts.

The artist’s Gluts period was one of the latter stages of a career that had previously seen him interested in technology-based art and the use of materials including cardboard, paper and fabric.

Art lovers planning Venice tours this year will also be able to visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to see a display of futurist art that includes pieces by Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla and others.

Venice – Fall in love all over again on a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal and lose yourself in the grand St Mark’s Square.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19129076-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Sunshine ‘a priority’ for many Brits

0

Tours in Barcelona, Rome and other sun-soaked destinations could prove a popular option this spring with many British travellers looking to take a break to enjoy some warm weather.

Travel add-ons company Holiday Extras released the results of a survey which showed that 48 per cent of British people want to visit a destination that offers guaranteed sunshine this spring.

Nearly one in three (31 per cent) respondents to the poll said they would be willing to travel overseas this year despite the weakness of the pound, although a fifth (21 per cent) would be happy to stay in the UK.

Some 18 per cent of the people surveyed would brave the exchange rate and visit mainland Europe, while 13 per cent said they would consider a long-haul getaway to destination such as Hong Kong and Sydney.

Mike Whiting of Holiday Extras said: "I’m not surprised that so many people want guaranteed sunshine this spring and while some people will certainly be choosing to holiday closer to home, tourism abroad is still high on the agenda for most."

According to another study released by the travel add-ons company recently, 54 per cent of British people would be happy to go away on holiday with their mothers.

Barcelona – Wonderful Gaudi architecture and a cosmopolitan atmosphere have made Barcelona Spain’s most popular city.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19128858-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

The Dublin Report

0
Guiness Factory Girls!

Guiness Factory Girls!

After a whirlwind of a weekend, we’re back! Exhausted, convinced of inability to ever arrive on time (nothing like a two mile sprint through the airport to get your blood pumping), and ready to keep travelling our quarter away! Dublin was beautiful, and for those of you thinking about a weekend trip, or just curious about mine (hi mom!) here is a list of my favorite parts of the Dublin experience. continue reading

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Joss Stone to perform in the Algarve

0

Music fans will be able to incorporate some live entertainment into their Algarve tours this summer when Joss Stone performs in the Portuguese holiday region.

The British soul diva will play at the Monumento Duarte Pacheco in Loule on July 31st as part of Allgarve 09, a series of entertainment and cultural events taking place in the Algarve over the summer.

Stone has plenty of fans who will be willing to make the trip to southern Portugal to see her play, having sold more than ten million albums worldwide during a six-year career.

The sultry singer burst onto the scene in 2003 with The Soul Sessions, which reached number four in the UK album charts, followed by Mind, Body and Soul the next year, which climbed to the top spot.

Algarve visitors interested in checking out some traditional Portuguese music will be able to see fado singer Mariza on August 14th at Vila Real de Santo Antonio as part of this year’s Allgarve season.

The programme will also include a variety of art, dance, sport and gastronomic events.

Why not book the Unspoilt Algarve tour in advance?ADNFCR-1652-ID-19126614-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Venture behind the scenes on Krakow tours

0

People with a passion for theatre will be able to attend an event in Krakow later this year offering a tantalising glimpse of the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring plays and musicals to the stage.

Krakow Theatre Night, which is being held for the third time this year, will take place on June 12th and 13th.

A number of theatres throughout the city will participate in the event, inviting guests to see what a theatrical wardrobe looks like, how scenery is constructed and other elements of the creative process.

One of the most popular aspects of the festival will be the Haunted Night at the Theatre tour, which will include a few spooky surprises as visitors are taken to portions of buildings that are normally inaccessible.

Krakow Theatre Night, which will begin at 17:00 and reach its finale at 02:00 the following day, will offer free entry to all shows and events but seats may need to be reserved at some theatres beforehand.

Music fans will be arranging their Krakow tours for the first week in June this year as the city hosts the Selector festival on June 5th and 6th, which will feature performances by Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Dizzee Rascal and others.

Krakow – A turbulent and fascinating history and nearby Auschwitz have seen Krakow become a popular tourist destination.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19124356-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Venice ‘offers fantastic bargains’

0

While it may have a reputation for being expensive, Venice offers plenty of accommodation that will suit travellers hoping to stick to a budget, according to a Conde Nast Traveller article.

One of the most affordable options recommended by the magazine is Al Ponte Mocenigo, which is accessible via its own bridge and offers amenities including a Turkish bath on the ground floor.

Travellers willing to spend a little more to add some luxury to their Venice tours may be interested in the Oltre Il Giardino near the Frari church, which combines the feel of a rural retreat with an excellent location in the heart of the city.

Yet another option is the Novecento, which Conde Nast Traveller describes as an "intimate, eclectic, east-meets-west" hotel that has a "welcoming home-from-home" atmosphere.

People who value a good view from their hotel window can stay at La Calcina, which boasts vistas of the Giudecca canal, while those who prize comfort will appreciate the custom-made beds, silk cushions and oriental rugs of Corte 1321.

Conde Nast Traveller also gave Venice its seal of approval in a recent guide to alfresco dining, in which it encouraged travellers to pay a visit to La Terrazza at the Danieli Hotel.

Venice – Fall in love all over again on a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal and lose yourself in the grand St Mark’s Square.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19124310-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Denmark to boast new theme park

0

Denmark could prove a popular destination for family tours this year following the opening of the country’s biggest theme park.

Two of the most popular family amusement parks in Denmark – Legoland and Lalandia – have formed a partnership with the neighbouring Givskud Zoo to create Legoland Billund Resort, which will open on April 24th.

Highlights of the giant park include Lego safari zones, a Pirate Lagoon area and a Lego Miniland, where millions of bricks have been used for reproductions of some of the world’s most famous landmarks.

The Lalandia complex includes a 40,000-square-metre covered activity centre – ensuring that spells of bad weather will not ruin the day for visitors – and the Aquadome tropical waterpark.

Families visiting west Denmark can also head to attractions such as the Danfoss Universe science park, the Orion Planetarium and Koldinghus castle.

The Billund complex is one of four Legoland attractions around the world, along with parks in Gunzburg in Germany, Windsor in the UK and California in the United States.

Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19122201-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Check out some MotoGP madness in Barcelona

0

Sports fans will be able to incorporate some high-octane entertainment into their Barcelona tours later this year when the MotoGP motorcycling season comes to the Circuit de Catalunya.

The sixth race in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship will be held on the testing track just outside Barcelona on June 14th.

Qatar was the destination for the opening event in the 2009 season last weekend, with Australian rider Casey Stoner taking an early lead prior to races in Japan, Spain, France and Italy before the end of May.

People who make it to the event in Barcelona will be treated to an impressive sporting spectacle as the courageous riders fly around the track at speeds of up to 185mph and attempt daring overtaking manoeuvres.

Other circuits that will feature on the MotoGP World Championship this year include Indianapolis in the US on August 30th and Phillip Island in Australia on October 18th.

Motorsport fans will also be provided with plenty of opportunities for globetrotting by the Formula One season, which will take in such exotic destinations as Monte Carlo, Istanbul, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

Barcelona – Wonderful Gaudi architecture and a cosmopolitan atmosphere have made Barcelona Spain’s most popular city.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19122003-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Depeche Mode to play Rome

0

Rome tours will include some musical entertainment for many visitors later this year when the city hosts a gig by British electro rockers Depeche Mode.

To support the release of their new album Sounds of the Universe, the band will be embarking on a tour that will get underway in Luxembourg on May 6th and visit the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 16th.

There will be plenty of other destinations on the extensive tour, including London (May 30th), Berlin (June 10th), Paris (June 27th), Seville (July 12th) and New York (August 3rd, 4th).

Sounds of the Universe, Depeche Mode’s first album since 2005′s Playing the Angel, will be released on April 20th.

The band have enjoyed several number one hits around the world during a career spanning almost two decades, including Ultra and Songs of Faith and Devotion, both of which reached the top of the charts in the UK.

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will also prove a popular venue with tourists on May 27th this year when it hosts the Champions League final.

Rome – Visit some of the ancient landmarks such as the Colosseum or tour the opulent Vatican.ADNFCR-1652-ID-19119787-ADNFCR

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS