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an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education

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a sightseeing tour of a building or institution

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A portrait of one of the region's Grand Tourists, Henry Swinburne, for which he sat in Rome, is on show in the Laing Art Gallery.
The Romans had plenty for the Grand Tourist to choose from, and visits were arranged almost on a weekly basis to archeological sites in all Italian cities and there wereplaces where travellers could choose a bust, a full length figure, or even a body part in marble as it came up out of the ground.
Offbeat travel writer Tim Moore takes a break after viewing the cathedral at Amiens in the paperback edition of his book, Continental Drifter - Taking The Low Road With The First Grand Tourist.
Mr Herrmann quotes James Lees-Milne, a wonderful writer who provides flashing pictures of the Grand Tourist, his itinerary and his purchases and Lees-Milne describes our travellers' sartorial habits.
Paris was a favourite starting point, usually followed by Vienna, Rome, Florence and Naples as the ultimate goals of most Grand Tourists, while the truly intrepid reached Greece.
By the 18th century, antique mosaics had become a focus of trade for both Grand Tourists and collectors such as Sir William Hamilton.
Grand Tourists believed their modernity made them superior, and so import companies such as the Honorable East India Company progressed from trading spices to selling slaves.
In 1747, Piranesi moved to Rome permanently, but he retained the 18th-century Venetian love of topography - and its ability to raise money from Grand Tourists keen to buy souvenirs of their adventure.
00pm) The presenter travels to Greece, where he follows in the footsteps of James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, two of the first grand tourists to reach the country.
In the final episode Kevin follows in the footsteps of James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, who were two of the first grand tourists to journey as far as Greece, which in the ancient world was considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation.
Each programme will see Kevin in a different part of Europe, following the typical journeys of Grand Tourists.
One thing the diaries of the Grand Tourists do make clear is that whatever the undoubted joys of the Sistine Chapel, Notre Dame or Santa Croce, the Continent was decidedly let down by the presence of foreigners.
He pauses at all the important stops en route, and gives shrewd, terse commentaries on the rise of Islam, the Crusades, European anti-semitism, Ottoman hegemony, romantic Grand Tourists and red-faced, red-coated soldier-merchants.
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