excursion

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈsk3ːrʃən/, /ɪkˈsk3ːrʒən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈskɝʒən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ik skûrzhən, -shən)



WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
journey - trip - voyage - excursion
‘journey’
A journey is the process of travelling from one place to another by land, air, or sea.
There is a direct train from London Paddington to Penzance. The journey takes around 5 hours.
This service will save thousands of long-distance lorry journeys on Britain's roads.
‘trip’
A trip is the process of travelling from one place to another, staying there, usually for a short time, and coming back again.
Lucy is away on a business trip to Milan.
They went on a day trip to the seaside.
‘voyage’
A voyage is a long journey from one place to another in a ship or spacecraft.
The ship's voyage is over.
...the voyage to the moon in 1972.
‘excursion’
An excursion is a short trip made either as a tourist or in order to do a particular thing.
The tourist office organizes excursions to the palace.
verbs used with ‘journey’, ‘trip’, ‘voyage’ and ‘excursion’
You make or go on a journey.
He made the long journey to India.
You take or go on a trip.
We took a bus trip to Manchester.
You make a voyage.
The ship made the 4,000-kilometre voyage across the Atlantic.
You go on an excursion.
Students went on an excursion to the Natural History Museum.
Be careful
Don't use ‘do’ with any of these words. Don't say, for example, ‘We did a bus trip’.
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