The Grand Tour


It was considered absolutely necessary that a young man of rank be worldly in nature, financially savvy and meticulously organized.

The Grand Tour reinforced within its wealthy young male participants, like David La Touche at right, these essential qualities and, as a result, became quite a popular educational experience.

Young men would be accompanied by their tutors who would instruct them in the history of any particular place they planned to stop.


David La Touche of Marcey

Follow David La Touche on his Grand Tour. We will being with preparation and then move on to actual travel.

Preparing for the Grand Tour

Preparing for the Grand Tour

Traveling on the Grand Tour

traveling on the Grand Tour

Destination: The Alps

traveling in the Alps

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Copyright 2002: History 257 - Mount Holyoke College
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Lee Haviland.