An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes. It is often an adjunct to a longer journey or visit to a place, sometimes for other (typically work-related) purposes.
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... NARCOA affiliated regional clubs conduct rail excursions ... The purpose of motorcar excursions is to provide an opportunity for owners to operate their cars ... A NARCOA certified excursion coordinator plans the event, coordinates with the host railroad, and has broad authority and responsibility for all aspects ...
... The company uses both steam and diesel locomotives for passenger excursions ... in Middletown for an 11-mile (18 km) round-trip excursion along the Swatara Creek and Union Canal a narrator relates history of the canal and various ... service has been provided since 1976 and passenger excursion service has been provided since 1986 ...
... Excursions are planned every year to various places of historical, cultural, scientific importance in the country ... School can also organize international excursions if there are sufficient number of students making such request ...
... An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes ... Public transportation companies issue reduced price excursion tickets to attract business of this type ... Short excursions for education or for observations of natural phenomena are called field trips ...
More definitions of "excursion":
- (noun): Wandering from the main path of a journey.
Famous quotes containing the word excursion:
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“A little instruction in the elements of chartographya little practice in the use of the compass and the spirit level, a topographical map of the town common, an excursion with a road mapwould have given me a fat round earth in place of my paper ghost.”
—Mary Antin (18811949)