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Tours British & World English

An industrial city in west central France, on the Loire; population 140,252 (2006)

tour British & World English

A journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited

Gregory of Tours, St British & World English

(Circa 540–94), Frankish bishop and historian. He was elected bishop of Tours in 573; his writings provide the chief authority for the early Merovingian period of French history. Feast day, 17 November

audio tour British & World English

A tour of a museum, gallery, or other place of interest, in which a visitor is guided to and informed about exhibits, displays, etc., by recorded audio commentaries, typically by means of an audio guide.

road tour British & World English

A tour or journey made by a musical or theatrical group, a sports team, etc., for the purpose of performing or playing in various different locations.

Cook's tour British & World English

A rapid tour of many places

grand tour British & World English

A 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

guided tour British & World English

A tour of a historic site or place of interest conducted by a guide

tiki tour British & World English

An extensive tour of a place, typically for the purpose of inspecting it

reunion tour British & World English

A tour organized for a group of people having a reunion; (subsequently especially) a concert tour undertaken by a newly reunited rock band, pop group, etc.

mystery tour British & World English

A pleasure excursion to an unspecified destination

package holiday British & World English

A holiday organized by a travel agent, with arrangements for transport, accommodation, etc., made at an inclusive price

walking tour British & World English

A sightseeing tour made on foot

tour of duty in tour British & World English

A spell of duty on military or diplomatic service

tours d'horizon in tour d'horizon British & World English

A broad general survey or summary of an argument or event

tours en l'air in tour en l'air British & World English

A movement in which a dancer jumps straight upwards and completes at least one full revolution in the air before landing

tours de force in tour de force British & World English

A performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill

Tour de France British & World English

An annual long-distance race for professional cyclists first held in 1903 and taking place primarily on the roads of France over a period of about three weeks. It consists of multiple stages which are separately timed, several of these stages encompassing mountainous terrain in the Alps and the Pyrenees

tours de stade in tour de stade British & World English

An exercise session in which a person runs up and down every section of steps in a stadium