grand-tour

grand tour

noun
1.
an extended tour of Europe, formerly regarded as a necessary part of the education of young British gentlemen.
2.
an extended tour of any region or country.
3.
a comprehensive guided tour or inspection, as of a building, exhibit, or military installation.

Origin:
1660–70

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grand tour
 
n
1.  (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

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