From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tourism
excursionex‧cur‧sion /ɪkˈskɜːʃən $ ɪkˈskɜːrʒən/ ●○○ noun [countable] 1 DLTa short journey arranged so that a group of people can visit a place, especially while they are on holidayexcursion to Included in the tour is an excursion to the Grand Canyon.on an excursion We went on an excursion to the Pyramids.see thesaurus at journey2 TRAVELa short journey made for a particular purpose SYN trip a shopping excursion3 excursion into something
Examples from the Corpus
excursionBy such devices she perverted his sympathy into agreement with her fantasy that the West for them was only an excursion.One day he took an excursion to the other end of the island for a change of scene.The resort also offers daily excursions to nearby towns.The tour includes an three-day excursion to Disneyland.We could have hiked, taken four-wheel-drive excursions, ridden horses, signed up for diving instruction.This means four excursions into very contrasting fields.The woman does not reappear, and Black makes no further excursions to Manhattan.She recalled years later that she frequently received phone calls from friends planning a group excursion on the town.And it is a convenient starting point for several excursions.He then wrote A Handbook of the Trip to Liverpool in which he gave every detail of the excursion.on an excursionJohn orders her to join him, Isabella, and her brother, on an excursion to Blaize Castle.The cover story recalls the Armagh railway disaster of June 1889 when 80 people died on an excursion train bound for Warrenpoint.Even if such a customer is on an excursion, it is not one organised by the trader.They often went on excursions, always talking away nineteen to the dozen.During their visit they went on excursions to Styal Mill, Chester and Liverpool.
Origin excursion (1500-1600) Latin excursio, from excurrere to run out