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

Our ARTours travelers just returned from an AMAZING trip to New Zealand! From holding kiwis (the animal kind) to eating at fine restaurants to taking in the breathtaking scenery. It was a trip of a lifetime. We would love for you to join us on a future tour!



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

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May 25-29, 2018 Charleston, South Carolina

Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston with performances by world-renowned and emerging artists in opera, theater, dance, music, and art. With Charleston’s shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown, Spoleto makes for a truly unique experience!

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June 2-11
, 2018

“Art” and France are inextricably intertwined. On this Tauck tour to Cannes, Provence, and Paris, we explore the artistic and cultural fabric of the country. See the magnificent locales in the south of France that inspired artists such as Van Gogh and Cezanne. Then we visit Paris, home to many of their great works—and most notably, a work of art itself! There’s no better way to experience France’s many charms in one week than on this small group tour with the Arts Council and Tauck!

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July 25-27, 2018

Highlights of this wonderful trip include:  Chihuly at Biltmore, The Folk Art Center, River Arts District, and Biltmore Village.  Cost Includes: Roundtrip bus transfer to Asheville, 2 nights at the downtown Asheville Renaissance Marriott, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, wine tasting at Antler Hill Winery, entry fees and driver gratuity.

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September 13-22, 2018

Discover the valley popularized by Washington Irving in his 19th-century short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle on a journey that begins in Montreal…leads through the beauty of Adirondack mountains and lakes…captures the thrill of wine…cruises to West Point…and shares the urban drama of Manhattan, 70 floors up.  You don’t want to miss this incredible 10-day trip with Tauck and the Arts Council of Moore County.

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Important information 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/herself or could impact the enjoyment of other travelers on the tour.

Cancellation Policy: 35% of the total cost will be withheld for cancellation after the “Register by” date on ALL ARTours. NO refunds will be made after advertised “Final payment” date unless substitute traveler is found—at which time transfer fees, if applicable, will be withheld. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

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