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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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While Gilbert denies the evidence, Sir Arthur is ill enough to leave on a grand tour of Europe after announcing he will withdraw from writing operettas.
Since colonial times, the Grand Tour of Europe, and more particularly visits to Paris and Rome, had signified for the sensitive American artist a return to the locus of Western civilization.
Every year the biting cold turns our thoughts to the summer and escape - perhaps a balmy drive through sun-kissed country lanes, or a grand tour of Europe. It may be just a dream - but Personal magazine can help make it come true.
Hervey made the customary grand tour of Europe and, at Hanover, Ger., became a firm friend of Frederick Louis (later prince of Wales).
Similarly, his participation in a Passionist retreat while in Rome during his grand tour of Europe only solidified his antagonism toward the Church.
In the first, False Dawn, the young New Yorker Lewis Raycie makes a grand tour of Europe, buying pictures so far in advance of the taste of his time that his father disinherits him.
From 1829 to 1831, Mendelssohn went on a grand tour of Europe from which he composed the Hebrides Overture following a visit to Scotland.
The entire Mozart family was on a grand tour of Europe with an eye to cashing in on the child-wonder musical skills of Wolfgang and his older sister Nannerl, and they spent over a year in England, based in Chelsea, a stay perhaps extended by illness in the family.
Tomorrow at 7.15pm the Cardiff ensemble Pavane will perform their "Grand tour of Europe" - an evening of courtly and popular renaissance songs, accompanied on authentic period instruments.
AN AUSSIE couple planning a grand tour of Europe are spending an entire year in a Rhyl B&B.
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.