Definition of sightseeing in English:

sightseeing

noun

  • [mass noun] The activity of visiting places of interest in a particular location:

    [as modifier] ‘a sightseeing tour’
    • ‘Not everyone wants to spend their entire holiday diving, and we know many of you like to combine underwater sightseeing with a family holiday or a break with friends.’
    • ‘The tour takes in the shrines of both places and some sightseeing as well.’
    • ‘After several hours on a bumpy road, you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular and memorable sightseeing of your trip.’
    • ‘If you are interested in Paris, leave two extra days for sightseeing and shopping.’
    • ‘They can foresee the day when swim-with-dolphin tours are stopped and only sightseeing is allowed.’
    • ‘On the final day of the trip Mr Higgins enjoyed some sightseeing around the capital of Beijing.’
    • ‘The lack of tourists made for great sightseeing and some quiet dinners.’
    • ‘Take a city bus tour, go sightseeing by tram or head for the water on one of the many boat cruises.’
    • ‘The city's core industry is oil, so the downtown area has very little to offer to tourists in terms of sightseeing.’
    • ‘To really stretch travel food dollars, construct a picnic lunch to take with you on your daytime sightseeing trips.’
    • ‘Some cruises offer aerial sightseeing, white water rafting, and hikes amongst other things.’
    • ‘Both are fans of the opera and ballet and would like to combine a long weekend of sightseeing with some form of entertainment each night.’
    • ‘The next morning people got early starts on tours, shopping and personal sightseeing.’
    • ‘The package gave us the holiday feeling right to the very end, with another sightseeing tour around the city.’
    • ‘You can easily combine your sport with a winter-sun holiday full of sightseeing and safaris.’
    • ‘The trip will include a full day's sightseeing in Waterford City, including a guided tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory.’
    • ‘The top activities were sightseeing, pool lounging and shopping.’
    • ‘All of these hotels leave you well placed for both shopping and sightseeing - two of the activities for which Singapore is rightly well known.’
    • ‘Besides sightseeing, hiking is probably the most popular activity in the canyon.’
    • ‘And one of the ideas we have to promote tourism in Lucknow is to offer city sightseeing in old classic cars!’

Pronunciation

sightseeing

/ˈsʌɪtsiːɪŋ/