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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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When she came down, looking like a pretty Quakeress in her dovecolored suit and straw bonnet tied with white, they all gathered about her to say goodby, as tenderly as if she had been going to make the grand tour.
At the outset, on his leaving Paris, his curiosity had not been intense; passive entertainment, in the Champs Elysees and at the theatres, seemed about as much as he need expect of himself, and although, as he had said to Tristram, he wanted to see the mysterious, satisfying BEST, he had not the Grand Tour in the least on his conscience, and was not given to cross-questioning the amusement of the hour.
To put it more soberly, the schoolboy had something of the stolid air of a young duke doing the grand tour, while his elderly relative was reduced to the position of a courier, who nevertheless had to pay for everything like a patron.
Miss Volumnia rising with a look candlestick-wards, Sir Leicester politely performs the grand tour of the drawing-room, brings one, and lights it at my Lady's shaded lamp.
Servants ought to be made to dress like servants, as they do abroad; then we should have no more trouble," observed Miss Perkins, who had just made the grand tour, and had brought home a French maid.
Perhaps a sea voyage, some Rthe late 18th or early 19th century when Lot 1624 was new - and fortunate enough to have enjoyed the benefits of a private income, of course - I could have taken the Grand Tour.
Switzerland Tourism Organisation launched The Grand Tour of Switzerland last month, a 1,600-km-long journey that takes travellers through four language regions, five Alpine passes and 11 Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Cecil was swimming against the tide: during the 17th century, an English and Scottish elite began to send their young men abroad in ever-greater numbers, giving rise to what would become known as the Grand Tour.
New supporters of the Grand Tour include the Catalan Diabetes Association, Continua Health Alliance, Diabetes Croatia, Diabetes Germany, the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), Medtech Alliance, The King s Fund and TicSalut Foundation, among others.
The historiography of the Grand Tour is well established as is the influence of these travels on English, if not British, architectural and artistic tastes.
Designed by Carlo Dal Bianco for Rapsel, the Grand Tour bath tub is fabricated in natural acrylic resin.
Mark Twain took his own version of the Grand Tour and sent dispatches back to a San Francisco newspaper.

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