The aim of the study is to present the aims, content, course and results of foreign study tours by aristocrats from the Kingdom of Hungary in the early modern period, specifically in the case of the representatives of the Palffy family. The parents of young aristocrats expended considerable financial resources so that their offspring could be educated in the best schools at home, and could later go on tours of foreign countries. The most popular destinations for Hungarian noblemen were usually Germany and Italy. Only the richest could afford a Grand Tour according to foreign examples, involving travel through various countries and education at so-called knight's academies. Young men aiming at a church career studied theology at leading theology faculties, among which the most famous and prestigious was the Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum in Rome.