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hacer un circuito turístico por varias ciudades en autobús

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01:20 Dec 19, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: hacer un circuito turístico por varias ciudades en autobús
I think it is possible to say "to go on a bus tour of several cities" or "to travel by bus through several cities", but is it also possible to say "to travel around several cities" or "to go on a tour around several cities"? What is exactly the difference between "to travel around", "to travel through", and or "to travel across"? I have come up with many examples of this type in my translations, since I translate many tourist texts, and I always have a hard time with the translation of the prepositions following the verb "to travel".
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naI would say in this case "to travel through"
Parrot
naa couch tour of
Cynthia Brals-Rud
naTo go on a bus tour of several townsLynne Williams
napor
Edward Potter


  

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Explanation:
Prepositions are fun, aren't they? "To travel around a city" can mean two things. It can mean to travel inside of it to various points, for example as a tourist on a bus. It can also mean to take the beltway and literally circle the city.

"To travel through a city" means you didn't get out of your car and maybe went down the main road.

"To travel across" often connotes something bigger, such as a continent or a country.

There are some other possibilities here but I hope I have helped. See ya.

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Edward Potter
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25 mins
To go on a bus tour of several towns


Explanation:
This means literally to do a turistic circuit of several citys by bus. It should be translated as: To go on a bus tour of several towns


Lynne Williams
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a couch tour of


Explanation:
Further to the explanation above, I would like to add the tour possibilities, since I understand that's your sentence to be translated.

The Oxford Dict. gives the following options:

You can also use jouney (for pleasure)during which/ a couch tour of several cities during which various places of interest are visited.
Ex: a couch tour of France
Also possible: around France

If it's shorter, you can say:
brief visit to or through a place
go on a tour/make/do a tour of the museum, etc.

If there's a guide, you could add:
a conducted/guided tour

To complete the travel question, I would add: (this is the Longman Dictionary of phrasal verbs)
you can travel or visit a place
ex: He's travelling India

- travel in : to make a journey or journeys through (a large place) --> Europe

- travel over: to cross a large area when making a journey or journeys --> to travel the world over to find something
OR
- travel over: to pass over a large area when making a journey ---> He travelled over land and water before he found it

It also refreshed my memory.
I hope it helped!




    Oxford Dict. + Longman Phrasal Verbs
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I would say in this case "to travel through"


Explanation:
On a bus tour you are not exactly free to "travel around", as you might with a car. Neither will you travel across the space without looking (atravesar).
You can also say "to tour several cities".

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