grand tour


Definition of grand tour 

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

Examples of grand tour in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

The North Koreans were given a grand tour not just of Beijing but also of Shanghai and the rural central province of Shanxi, traveling on state-of-the-art bullet trains and receiving tutorials on how China rapidly built up its cities and industries. Jane Perlez, New York Times, "A Trump-Kim Deal Could Send China’s Trade With North Korea Soaring," 5 June 2018 Twitter Facebook − + Daliette Kang • 2 days ago Kang Daniel is coming to the US, as Wanna One starts its grand tour in the global market. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Wanna One Team Up With Popular Korean Singer-Songwriters for 'Undivided' EP: Watch 'Light' Music Video," 4 June 2018 On a grand tour befitting the occasion of its 100th birthday, the orchestra in late May and early June will repeat the Beethoven cycle two times, in Vienna, Austria, and Tokyo. Zachary Lewis,, "Cleveland Orchestra seeks deeper meaning in Beethoven with 'The Prometheus Project' (preview)," 4 May 2018 Shadowing a crown prince | Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s grand tour of the U.S. has been a wild ride, Vivian Nereim reports in a behind-the-scenes look. Kathleen Hunter,, "Dreamer Deadlock Energizes Democrats' Midterm Bid," 2 Apr. 2018 The museum is calling attention to these objects with special labels, a brochure and a new feature on its ArtLens mobile app, which includes descriptions by Lemonedes that take visitors on a grand tour thoughout the museum. Steven Litt,, "Cleveland Museum of Art spotlights recent additions to ever-growing permanent collection (photos)," 8 Apr. 2018 These are anxious times for the grand tours like the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. Jason Gay, WSJ, "My Masters Is Paris-Roubaix," 5 Apr. 2018 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, arrives in Washington on a grand tour of the U.S. this week seeking to burnish his credentials as a decisive reformer to do business with., "Coming to America: The Saudi Prince’s Charm Offensive," 19 Mar. 2018 The images here come from the Scientific American Archive, which provides us with a grand tour of human progress from August 28, 1845, to the present day. Daniel C. Schlenoff, Scientific American, "High Technology in 1867," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of grand tour

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners 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

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