One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he went on a grand tour of Europe’
excursion, journey, expedition, trip, jaunt, outing, day trip, junket, voyage, trek, safari
2‘a tour of a car factory’
visit, inspection, guided tour, walk round, survey, walkabout, ramble
3‘they lost all four matches on the tour’
round, course, beat, leg, lap
4‘his tour of duty in Ulster was ending’
stint, stretch, spell, shift, turn, assignment, duty, period of service, period of enlistment
1‘this hotel is well placed for touring Somerset’
travel round, travel through, journey through, go on a trip through, go on an excursion in, explore, voyage around, trek around, sightsee in, holiday in, cruise, range over, roam in, rove through, wander through, globetrot
2‘you'll have to tour the client's factory and see how the product is made’
visit, go round, go around, walk round, drive round, see, explore, inspect, review, survey, scrutinize, reconnoitre
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