Go on an adventure with Trips 'N' Tours
Expand your horizons with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours travel program. Trips 'N' Tours provides museum members and nonmembers exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.
For more information on how to travel with Trips 'N' Tours, click here to contact Bonnie Janssen, or call 352-291-4456.
Upcoming Adventures in 2017
August 17, 2017
Icon Tour of the Greek Monasteries, Marion County
Back by popular demand, Panagia Vlahernon (Williston) and Annunciation of the Theotokos (Reddick) will open their doors to their magnificent gold leaf religious paintings. We’ll end our tour at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church where local artist Peggy Watts will show us her inspirational icon work. Lunch and gift shop at the monastery. Modest dress code is required: socks, scarves and skirts for ladies.
$60 for Appleton members; $70 for nonmembers
September 6, 2017
The Beauty of Florida, From Canvas to River Cruise
Brown Museum and the Lady Dolphin Cruise, Daytona Beach
Experience the natural beauty of Florida — both on canvas and as we cruise a local waterway. The Brown Museum is home to the largest collection of Florida art in the world, a collection of 2,600 Florida-themed oil and watercolor paintings. After our tour, we’ll hop aboard the "Lady Dolphin” for a leisurely two-hour cruise on the intracoastal waterway and Halifax River. Dine to live music and sightseeing information along the way. We might even catch sight of a dolphin!
$85 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers
Three Options: October 18, 26 (TRIPS FULL)
& November 7, 2017
Lightner Museum, St. Augustine
Visit the Lightner Museum for an exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories from Downton Abbey, paired to perfection in engaging vignettes among Otto Lightner’s collection of turn of the century fine art and furniture. This exclusive show is on a world tour! Click here for more details on this exhibition.
Following lunch in the Lightner's elegant Café Alcazar, visit Villa Zorayda, an authentic Spanish home inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.
$115 for Appleton members; $125 for nonmembers
December 5-8, 2017
The Biltmore, America’s Castle! Asheville, NC
Elegance awaits as the Grand Dame of the South dresses up for the holidays. Get in the holiday spirit with this special four-day, three-night visit to America’s largest private home-turned-museum. See the Vanderbilt family’s original art, heirloom furniture and rare book collection. The four-story masterpiece of neo-Gothic architecture, Italian marble and European touches will be the main event of our trip with tours, lunch and special events of your choice. In addition to visiting the estate, we’ll shop in the artsy boutiques of Asheville, NC and enjoy the city’s fine dining.