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Grand tours (Education)

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Topical headingGrand tours (Education)
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See alsoEducation
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Voyages and travels
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Scope noteHere are entered works on extended tours of Europe made by upper-class British youth as part of their education.
Found inWork cat.: Chaney, E. The evolution of the grand tour, c1998.
OED ("grand tour: A tour of the principal cities and places of interest in Europe, formerly supposed to be an essential part of the education of young men of good birth or fortune.")
Art and architecture thesaurus ("grand tours: Extended European tours especially through France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland; formerly by youth of the aristocracy as part of their education")
Trease, G. The grand tour, 1967.