AskDefine | Define excursionist

Dictionary Definition

excursionist n : a tourist who is visiting sights of interest [syn: sightseer, tripper, rubberneck]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A person who goes on excursions; a traveller or tourist

Extensive Definition

An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure or educational purposes. It is often an adjunct to a longer journey or visit to a place, sometimes for other (typically work-related) purposes.
Public transportation companies issue reduced price excursion tickets to attract business of this type. Often these tickets are restricted to off-peak days or times for the destination concerned.
Short excursions for education or for observations of natural phenomena are called field trips. One-day educational field studies are often made by classes as extracurricular exercises, e.g. to visit a natural or geographical feature.

See also

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excursionist in German: Exkursion
excursionist in Finnish: Ekskursio
excursionist in Slovak: Exkurzia
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