- 1A cultural tour of Europe formerly undertaken, especially in the 18th century, by a young man of the upper classes as a part of his education: the privileged few who made the grand tourMore example sentences
- He made the grand tour of Europe in 1853 and came home to Cincinnati to paint romantic Italianate landscapes.
- His parents had prospered in the colony and were able to give their son a good education, which included a grand tour of Britain and Europe while he was still in his teens.
- At this time it was customary for the sons of the top people to make a grand tour of Europe as part of finishing their education.
- 1.1 • informal A guided tour or inspection of a building, exhibition, etc.: he gave me the grand tour of his ranch and studioMore example sentences
- Now some stranger was heading to her room to give her a grand tour of the academy building.
- Yeah, don't forget about that grand tour you promised.
- ‘… and that is the official, grand tour of the house,’ JC said, taking the girls back to the front room.
- 2 (Grand Tour) Any of the three major European professional road cycling races: the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, or the Vuelta: if he does win he won’t just have won a Grand Tour, he’ll have beaten one of cycling’s greatest ridersMore example sentences
- Nibali won the Giro on Sunday with a dominating performance, having taken his first Grand Tour title at the 2010 Vuelta.
- Italian state broadcaster RAI has signed a four-year extension to its rights deal with 'Grand Tour' cycling event the Giro d'Italia.
- Giuseppe Martinelli, Nibali's team director at Astana, has now guided six different riders to a total of seven Grand Tour wins.
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