grand tour
noun Date: 1670 1. an extended tour of the Continent that was formerly a usual part of the education of young British gentlemen 2. an extensive and usually educational tour

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  • Grand Tour — Grand Tours also grand tour N COUNT The Grand Tour was a journey round the main cities of Europe that young men from rich families used to make as part of their education. Every traveller on the Grand Tour had to visit Florence …   English dictionary

  • grand tour — n 1.) the grand tour a trip round Europe made in the past by young British or American people from rich families as part of their education 2.) an occasion when someone takes you around a building to show it to you used humorously ▪ They took us… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grand tour — noun count OFTEN HUMOROUS a visit in which someone shows you all the parts of a building or area a. the grand tour or the Grand Tour a trip to the most important cities in Europe that young men from rich families made in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grand tour — n. 1. a tour of continental Europe formerly taken by young men of the British aristocracy to complete their education 2. any tour like this 3. a conducted inspection tour, as of a building …   English World dictionary

  • grand tour — grand′ tour′ n. 1) an extended tour of Europe, formerly regarded as beneficial to young British gentlemen 2) an extended informative tour …   From formal English to slang

  • grand tour — ► NOUN ▪ a cultural tour of Europe formerly undertaken by upper class young men …   English terms dictionary

  • Grand Tour — British connaisseurs in Rome, Gemälde von James Russel, ca. 1750 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grand tour — British connaisseurs in Rome, Gemälde von James Russel, ca. 1750 Bildergalerie des antiken Rom, Gemälde von Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1757 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grand Tour — The Grand Tour was the traditional travel of Europe undertaken by mainly upper class European young men of means. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the advent of mass railroad transit in the 1840s, and was associated with a standard… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Tour — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Grand tour (homonymie). Goethe dans la campagne romaine, par Tischbein Le Grand Tour …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grand Tour — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

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