Use the noun tour to describe a route taken while sight-seeing or the act of experiencing a place, like a tour of Italy in which travelers tour museums and churches.

Not all tours have to do with vacations. In fact, a tour can be quite the opposite, such as a snowplow driver whose tour during a blizzard lasts until the streets are clear, or military personnel who serve a tour of duty in the place they are assigned. These kinds of tours involve a commitment of work or service for a certain period of time.

Definitions of tour
  1. noun
    a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    “they took an extended tour of Europe”
    synonyms: circuit
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    a walking trip or tour
    grand tour
    a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
    grand tour
    an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
    journeying from place to place preaching or lecturing; a preaching tour or lecturing tour
    package holiday, package tour
    a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price
    pub crawl
    a tour of bars or public houses (usually taking one drink at each stop)
    whistle-stop tour
    a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited
    type of:
    journey, journeying
    the act of traveling from one place to another
  2. verb
    make a tour of a certain place
    “We toured the Provence this summer”
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    take the road
    give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
    see, visit
    go to see a place, as for entertainment
    take in
    visit for entertainment
    type of:
    journey, travel
    undertake a journey or trip
  3. noun
    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    synonyms: go, spell, turn
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    type of:
    duty period, shift, work shift
    the time period during which you are at work
  4. noun
    a period of time spent in military service
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