Tour or Excursion

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Hi all,

I've looked for many threads but there are no clearly diferrences between "go on a tour" vs " go on an excursion"

Here is the sentences in my textbook:

Circle the word which best completes each sentence
"We're hoping to go on a tour / an excursion of the Scotish islands this summer.

The answer is "a tour", but I see "an excursion" is quite right, isn't it?

Can you help me point out the differences?

Many thanks,

  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Excursions are usually just short trips out.
    A tour is usually a longer trip going from one location to another.
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