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] mooreart.org.
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September 30, 2015
The Carole King musical tells the inspiring, true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom…..from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin……to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. King became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. She made more than just beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Click HERE for more information.
October 11, 2015
This concert is a once in a lifetime chance to hear celebrated, internationally-known soprano, Renee Fleming perform beloved songs and arias from opera and stage for the first time with the North Carolina Symphony.
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HEART OF ITALY: VENEZIA, FIRENZE & ROMA
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.
MOROCCAN DISCOVERY: FROM THE IMPERIAL CITIES TO THE SAHARA
April 22 – May 5, 2016
Join the Arts Council on an adventure trip to Morocco, located just eight miles from the Spanish coast, an exotic north African country that mixes Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and European flair. Travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara to experience a truly foreign land, an age-old culture and genuinely hospitable people. Our tour operator, Odysseys Unlimited, has been named six times as one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators” by Travel+Leisure.
First stop on this fabulous journey is the famous Casablanca! Visit one of Morocco’s four ancient capitals, historic Rabat, the current capital.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL ARTours
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] mooreart.org.