Welcome to the Arts Council of Moore County’s ARTours, a selection of travel programs, custom-designed for Arts Council members. We invite you to experience our tradition of arts-oriented trips designed to enrich your appreciation of familiar places and expand your knowledge of remote locations. Enjoy special museum visits, attend acclaimed musical and theatrical performances, visit artists’ homes and studios, and enjoy points of cultural interest and unique experiences as you share the companionship of fellow Arts Council of Moore County members.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Saint Augustine


If you are interested in joining our ARTours,
please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or katherine [at]

Arts Council members save a lot on our ARTours.  So, Join Now!


Joshua Bell-

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
May 12, 2015

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. Enchanting audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty and charismatic stage presence – this is one event not to be missed!  CLICK HERE for more information.




Durham Performing Arts Center
May 15, 2015

This Tony-winning revival of Pippin is a 2.5 hour, high energy extravaganza that makes for a positively electrifying night of theater. Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy, but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? From the moment the Leading Player beckons the audience into the big top, the first-ever Broadway revival of Pippin is a sensational spectacle. As the story unfolds, acrobats fly through the air, contort themselves into impressive positions and perform classic circus tricks. Don’t miss it!  CLICK HERE for more information.



May 28 – June 1, 2015

This popular ARTour features an incredible lineup of events for all art lovers, set against the backdrop of historic Charleston, with its sophisticated shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown. Join us for a truly “artful” experience!  CLICK HERE for more information.


SCENIC WONDERS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Zions, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Arches & Canyonlands
June 12 – 22, 2015

Our adventure begins in Las Vegas and continues to Utah’s spectacular national parks, all rich in natural wonders and exceptional beauty. Zion with its massive stone formations, Bryce with its brilliant colored Hoodoos, Arches with thousands of natural arches, and Canyonlands with the Colorado River meandering around sheer cliffs. We travel south into Arizona to visit the more remote and less traveled North Rim of the Grand Canyon, a jewel in American’s National Park Service.  CLICK HERE for more information.

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August 17-27, 2015

On this Tauck directed adventure, we explore five awesome national parks and stay in storied luxury hotels as we tour the Canadian Rockies and Montana’s Glacier National Park. Kootenay’s canyons and hotsprings….alpine vistas and glaciers along the Icefields Parkway…a cruise on ice-blue mountain lakes…a ride in an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier….luxury mountain resorts in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and at Lake Louise….and so much more.  CLICK HERE for more information.

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October 17-25, 2015

On this special Tauck designed and directed tour you will see Italy in a whole new light!  We will travel off the beaten path, behind the scenes in three of it’s most beguiling cities:  Venice, Florence and Rome.  Sights in Venice include a visit to Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, a private boat excursion to Murano and lunch at the residence of a contessa which dates back to the 16th century.  While in Florence you will enjoy touring Signoria Square, an open air museum of sculptures, and a private showing of works by Giotta, Botticelli, da Vinci and Michelango at Uffizi.  Also included is an exclusive visit to the wine cellars of the Frescobaldi Family at the Castello di Nipozzano.  A walking tour in Rome introduces the travelers to the Pantheon, the extravagant fountains of Piazza Navona and the church of San Luigi del Franchesi.  An after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums includes rooms not usually open to the public.  No crowds, just amazement!!  A coach tour provides a broader look at Rome, from Via Veneto to monumental Piazza Venezia, with stops at the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.   A culinary expert will delight your taste buds with a cooking demonstration at the Piazza San Cosimato food market.  This is truly a dream trip of a lifetime!!  CLICK HERE for more information.




Note for all ARTours: You should be in good physical condition to fully enjoy our tours. The Arts Council cannot provide individual assistance during the tours and therefore reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a tour who has a physical condition that could create a hazard to him or herself or could impact the enjoyment of other travelers on the trip.

ARTour Cancellation Policy: 35% of the total cost will be withheld for cancellation after registration deadline on ALL ARTours. NO refunds are made after advertised full payment deadline unless substitute traveler is found—at which time transfer fees, if applicable, will be withheld. Trip cancellation insurance is available on request.

If you are interested in joining any of these ARTours, please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or katherine [at]