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grand tour

noun

Simple Definition of grand tour

  • : a journey to the different countries of Europe that in the past was part of the education of wealthy young people from Britain and the U.S.

  • : a tour that is given to show people around a place

Full Definition of grand tour

  1. 1 :  an extended tour of the Continent that was formerly a usual part of the education of young British gentlemen

  2. 2 :  an extensive and usually educational tour

Examples of grand tour

  1. They offered to give us a grand tour of their new house.



1670

First Known Use of grand tour

1670


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