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!



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.

Canadian-Rockies Glacier


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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October 9-11, 2015

Join our tour for a lovely, fall weekend in historic Charleston, filled with engaging lectures and coupled with visits to privately held, period homes and southern hospitality. This Symposium examines the diverse cultures that made Charleston such a cosmopolitan city in the 18th and early 19th centuries:  British, French Huguenot, Jewish, African, German, and Italian.  Visit a period Charleston home opened by the owners for the Symposium and enjoy an exclusive visit to a private collection of Charleston furniture and silver.  A free afternoon has been set aside for an optional event, the Charleston Fall Tour of homes.    Click HERE for more information.

Charleston Heritage





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]