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grand tour

n.
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

n
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′


n.
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"
Translations
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Hamster's fellow presenter on The Grand Tour complained: "You can tell him something and five seconds later it is gone out of his head.
The 19th-century Italian micromosaic picture below - depicting the falls at Tivoli - recently sold for PS2,800, and was probably originally bought in The Grand Tour period.
uk @joannedouglas0 A TRAILER for hit show The Grand Tour has been released and it gives viewers a glimpse of what the trio filmed in Huddersfield.
The American company, who also make car show The Grand Tour starring Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, said the new jobs would be permanent.
The Grand Tour host, 57, was hospitalised while on holiday in Majorca.
JEREMY Clarkson has joked that James May is the "only functioning member" of the Grand Tour team left after he was admitted to hospital for pneumonia.

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