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For centuries, The Grand Tour was the name given to European travel taken by the affluent English gentleman to enrich his education through exposure to the art and culture of Classical Antiquity. The experience of seeing firsthand great masterpieces of art, especially in the setting they were designed for, can still be a transformative encounter for the modern traveler and especially for the student of art.