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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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The Grand Tour was an inspiration to anyone who took it.
Albrecht says that while on the Grand Tour of Switzerland, some must-visit iconic destinations are Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Gstaad, Interlaken, the Jungfrau-Region, Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, St.
Chaney and Wilks have performed a careful labour that offers one answer to the tortured question of the 'origins' of the Grand Tour.
Those who followed overlearned or misapplied the lessons of the Grand Tour.
It is of especial interest to Anne French, who lives in the North Tyne Valley and has written the first book to focus on the Grand Tour as it related to the North East in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Using a variety of archival sources, such as travel manuscripts and letters, and a broad range of published material, including guidebooks and theoretical tracts on the Grand Tour, Stannek arrives at the conclusion that harsh anti-Catholic feelings, hatred, and dislike were rarely expressed in German travel books.
In this introduction, Brennan convincingly argues that English travel associated with the Grand Tour, namely the cultural education of the male children of elite classes, "begins in earnest" during the mid-Tudor period (9).
The Grand Tour was an 18th century trend where wealthy men would complete their education by travelling in Italy, France and the German-speaking parts of Europe.
These tours - for the rich couldn't just have a holiday - became known as The Grand Tours.
But earlier than the Grand Tour, at the very dawn of Western civilization, the idea of travel was already linked to the search for knowledge.
Peter Hubner's youth hostel in a Stuttgart suburb (p50) caters for some of the poorest travellers and, by using a previously unconsidered site on top of a storm-water reservoir, he has made a memorable place that offers civilised haven and will be recalled by thousands of back-packers as they make their way round the Grand Tour.
For the first time in 175 years, a rare alignment of the planets stood to make the adventure possible, but the proposal made planners nervous because of its similarity to a previously considered mission -- actually called the Grand Tour -- that had been rejected after years of bitter budget and policy disputes.

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