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Hello,
I want to know the differences between the following words.Actually I can't recognise which of them is more appropriate for the certain gap.

trip - journey - tour - voyage - cruise - travel

(a) For general advice about ___ ,go to a travel agent.
(b)One day I would like to do the ___ by train and ship across russia to Japan.
(c)We're going on a ___ of Europe ,visiting 11 countries in five weeks.
(d)We went on a three-week ___ round the Mediterrean.The ship called venice,Athens and Istanbul.
(e)He once went by ship to Australia.The ___ took 3 weeks.
(f)I'm going on a business ____ to Paris next weekend.
(g)The ____ from Hethrow airport to the center of London takes about 45 min by underground.
(h)On our first day in New York we went on a three-hour ____ of the city by bus ,which showed us the main sights.
(i)During our stay in Paris we went on a day ____ to Disneyland.
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Hi,

I want to know the differences between the following words. Sometimes you can use more than one of these words, with little difference in meaning. However, here are some brief general comments.


trip Going from one place to another. Can be used for short and unimportant matters. Sometimes used where the process of going is more important than the destination.

journey Going from one place to another. Usually not used for short and unimportant matters.

tour Going to several places of interest, to look at them.

voyage On a ship, going from A to B.

cruise On a ship, going to several places, for pleasure, not for business.

travel As a noun, a very general term for the process of going from A to B.

Now, why don't you try to answer your questions about the sentences, and we can give you feedback. OK?

Best wishes, Clive

Thanks Clive.Nice idea.

(a) Travel
(b) Trip
(c) Tour
(d) Cruise
(e) Voyage
(f) Journey
(g) Trip
(h) Tour
(i) Tour

By the way, are there any differences in terms of time span.(Is "Time Span" meaningful?)
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Hi again,

All OK, except:
(f) 'Trip' is usually used for business. 'Journey' sounds very odd for business.
(i) We usually speak of a 'day trip' in such a context.


are there any differences in terms of time span. Not clear differences (Is "Time Span" meaningful? Yes)

Best wishes, Clive
travel - trip - journey - tour - voyage

The table below will help clarify the meaning and use of vocabulary related to travel.


Travel The word 'travel' is used to talk about going from one place to another.
It can be a verb, a noun or an adjective.
♦ verb : Tom travels a lot in his job.
♦ noun : Travel nowadays is faster and less expensive than before.
♦ adjective : There is a travel agency beside the bank.
Trip The word 'trip' is used to talk about a short journey somewhere
for a purpose, business or pleasure.
♦ For our wedding anniversary, we went on a trip to Venice.
♦ My boss is often away on business trips.
♦ During our holiday, we took a boat trip to the islands.
Journey A journey is the distance covered in travelling from one place to another.
'Journey' can refer to a long distance or a short regular one.
♦ The journey was long and tiring; it took us 5 hours to get there.
♦ Did you have a good journey? Yes, it was quite pleasant.
♦ How long is your journey to work? Just about 20 minutes.
Tour A tour is a journey during which several places are visited,
especially on a holiday.
The word 'tour' can be a noun or a verb.
♦ noun : We went on a tour of Italy.
♦ verb: We toured the north of India.
Voyage A voyage is a long journey by sea or in space.
♦ Before the 20th century, long sea voyages were common.
♦ A spacecraft will take you on a voyage through space.
excellent answer....... it really helped me to understand the differences among all of them
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itman Hello,
I want to know the differences between the following words.Actually I can't recognise which of them is more appropriate for the certain gap.
trip - journey - tour - voyage - cruise - travel
(a) For general advice about trip ___ ,go to a travel agent.
(b)One day I would like to do the voyage___ by train and ship across russia to Japan.
(c)We're going on a journey ___ of Europe ,visiting 11 countries in five weeks.
(d)We went on a three-week cruise ___ round the Mediterrean.The ship called venice,Athens and Istanbul.
(e)He once went by ship to Australia.The cruise ___ took 3 weeks.
(f)I'm going on a business trip ____ to Paris next weekend.
(g)The travel ____ from Hethrow airport to the center of London takes about 45 min by underground.
(h)On our first day in New York we went on a three- __ of the city by bus ,which showed us the main sights.
(i)During our stay in Paris we went on a day expedition ___ to Disneyland.
itman Hello,
I want to know the differences between the following words.Actually I can't recognise which of them is more appropriate for the certain gap.
trip - journey - tour - voyage - cruise - travel
(a) For general advice about ___ ,go to a travel agent.
(b)One day I would like to do the ___ by train and ship across russia to Japan.
(c)We're going on a ___ of Europe ,visiting 11 countries in five weeks.
(d)We went on a three-week ___ round the Mediterrean.The ship called venice,Athens and Istanbul.
(e)He once went by ship to Australia.The ___ took 3 weeks.
(f)I'm going on a business ____ to Paris next weekend.
(g)The ____ from Hethrow airport to the center of London takes about 45 min by underground.
(h)On our first day in New York we went on a three-hour ____ of the city by bus ,which showed us the main sights.
(i)During our stay in Paris we went on a day ____ to Disneyland.
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