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grand tour

1. A comprehensive tour or survey.
2. An extended tour of continental Europe formerly considered a finishing course in the education of young men of the English upper class.

grand tour

1. (Historical Terms) (formerly) an extended tour through the major cities of Europe, esp one undertaken by a rich or aristocratic Englishman to complete his education
2. informal an extended sightseeing trip, tour of inspection, etc

grand′ tour′

1. an extended tour of Europe, formerly regarded as beneficial to young British gentlemen.
2. an extended informative tour.
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Noun1.grand tour - an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
tour, circuit - a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
2.grand tour - a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
tour, circuit - a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
grand tour

Grand Tour

n (old) → il giro dell'Europa
we did a or the Grand Tour of Venice → abbiamo fatto il giro completo di Venezia
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The book also introduces a few neglected but intriguing traveler-writers, including the painter, novelist, and Hanoverian celebrity hanger-on Ellis Cornelia Knight, the Australian voyager Violet Ida Chomley, and Thomas Pakington, who, dying in Rome in 1720 at the age of twenty-four, became the first Grand Tourist to be buried in the non-Catholic Cemetery--a place which itself became a tourist destination and remains one today.
For the grand tourist there is the Lampredotto, a roll containing boiled tripe which, in the Mercato Centrale in Florence, is considered by many to be the best sandwich in the world.
The Venus was the emotional climax for the Grand Tourist, as Johann Zoffany's 1772 painting 'The Tribuna' of the Uffizi testifies.
Did a Grand Tourist of the early eighteenth century travel much faster than a first century Roman legionnaire?
He indicated to an increase in the number of tourists from Gulf States, whose number hit 700 thousand last year, noting the efforts put in grand tourist development areas which place Syria on a level with other tourist countries.
Part jungly Grand Tourist de luxe, part Jane Austen in the tropics, Lady Henrietta botanises her way through these pages, seed- and plant-collecting against her eventual return to Shropshire, her daughters sketching, learning Persian, collecting baby tigers and meeting the tiny offspring of deposed rajas.
An aristocratic grand tourist would expect to return home with three sorts of souvenir: a portrait of himself, views of the places he'd visited and a classical antiquity or two.
Paintings and sculptures from Venice, Florence, Naples and Rome are similar to those a "grand tourist' would have seen and purchased.
There won't be a dry eye on the quayside when La Palma finally opens as a grand tourist attraction in Tenerife's Santa Cruz harbour.
Brownell, Ronald Neale, Tim Mowl, Brian Earnshaw, Eileen Harris, and Stephen Varey (58)--that Wood had other and quite different agendas in mind than simply pandering to the Romanophile tastes of the Georgian grand tourist set.
One of the first to treat Petrarch's description of places visited and his Itinerarium, partly based on personal knowledge, partly on literary sources, is Tiraboschi in the eighteenth century; he grants special status to these travel writings, almost making Petrarch, Cachey suggests, a prototype of the Grand Tourist. But until recently there have been no scholarly editions of the Itinerarium.

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