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Synopsis for Morning Class, Thurs 28th Jan

Tourists return to Europe after 1815 - This is the first of two looks at the British on holiday on the continent


1. The Grand Tour of the 18th century dies, but not completely

2. Visiting the continent once again post 1815 - Paris, Rome. et al

3. The Turning Point - Railways and Thomas Cook's first conducted tour of Switzerland, 1863

4. Continental tourism still a minority activity before the mass tourism of the late 20th century


Some Reading


The Grand Tour Jeremy Black

Slow Train to Switzerland (the tour of 1863) Diccon Bewes

The Victorian and Edwardian Tourist John Hannavy


I have also referenced, en passant, Robert Tombs' The English and Frank Trentmann's Empire of Things.



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