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grand tour

(formerly) an extended tour through the major cities of Europe, esp one undertaken by a rich or aristocratic Englishman to complete his education
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But just the thought of doing the grand tour of Europe plonked in a third row seat scares me.
AN AUDIENCE is set to be taken on a grand tour of Europe without leaving Solihull later this week.
Wow, wicked" was the stunned, repeated exclamation as we explored Golden Princess, prior to our 12-night grand tour of Europe taking in seven of the most famous cities in the world from Istanbul through to Venice, Florence and Barcelona.
Disney film Muppets Most Wanted, starring Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, features the characters on a mayhemhit grand tour of Europe.
People were suddenly keen to explore their own country, and women, who were not encouraged to follow the Grand Tour of Europe, seen as crucial to a young gentleman's education, saw an opportunity.
Adventurous Alan Rushton, left, was planning a grand tour of Europe - pedalling all the way around the continent.
Wow, wicked' was the stunned, repeated exclamation as we explored Golden Princess, prior to our 12-night grand tour of Europe taking in seven of the most famous cities in the world from Istanbul through to Venice, Florence and Barcelona.
His eldest son Thomas was attached to Lord Granville's embassy in Paris in 1825, while his youngest sons John and William Ewart embarked upon a Grand Tour of Europe in 1830-1.
He was referring to the Grand Tour of Europe, undertaken as crown prince at the age of 20, in 1921, the only other time he was allowed to leave Japan.
The list of glamorous Mediterranean resorts sounds like she took the family on a grand tour of Europe.