Definition of "grand tour"

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Definition of "grand tour"

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Definition of "grand tour" in Oxford English Dictionary

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Oxford English Dictionary

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Oxford University Press

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Neha Bhatia

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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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grand tour, n.

A tour of major cities and places of interest, esp. in Europe, formerly undertaken as part of a person's education.

In the 18th cent. the term referred especially to a journey through any or all of France, Germany, Switzerland, and (especially) Italy, made by young men of rank, and typically regarded as completing their education.

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“Definition of "grand tour",” Enlightenmens, accessed August 10, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/809.

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