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, as well as nonmembers, exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.

For more information on how you can travel with Trips 'N' Tours, contact Bonnie Janssen or call 352-291-4456.

Upcoming Adventures in 2016


(TRIP FULL) October 27-30
Art, Culture and History - A Tour of Boston, MA

TRIP INCLUDES: Roundtrip non-stop flights on JetBlue (free bags) and airport transfers in Boston incl. gratuity; 3 nights at the OMNI Hotel incl. all taxes; daily breakfast incl. gratuity; welcome dinner at the Parker House Boston in OMNI; tour the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with lunch at Bravo, and Isabella Gardner Museum; see long-running comedy and mystery, Sheer Madness; historic walking tour through Freedom Trail; tour of Fenway Park; Spirit of Boston dinner cruise; going away lunch at Union Oyster House; tour of Boston Public Library. Trip is escorted by Bonnie and Dodie; $50 of trip cost is donated to the Appleton!

DOESN'T INCLUDE: Meals not included above, cancellation insurance (optional), items of personal nature. For those meeting the group in Boston, deduct $300 (airfare) from cost of trip.

Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 16
Orlando Museum of Art and World of Chocolate Museum and Café, Orlando, FL

Every November the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a glittering wonderland of sparkling trees, vignettes, and décor for all ages. Join us once again to experience an all new Festival of Trees 2016; the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions will also be available to visit. Then, journey to lunch at a totally decadent museum, the World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Deliciously different and delightfully fun, enjoy lunch, have a guided tour of the Chocolate Museum and discover the rich history of chocolate. Where else can you see 25 solid chocolate sculptures up to six feet tall and have complimentary tastings of gourmet chocolates from around the world? Dessert is included!

$85 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers

Power and Piety

(EVENT FULL) Monday, December 5
Private Tour of Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton members are invited to join Trips ’N’ Tours for a special private tour and luncheon during the most festive time of the year. Tour Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art, an exhibition of magnificent paintings, furniture, sculpture and silver, rarely seen outside of Latin America. Docents will bring this exhibition to life with their knowledge and expertise. Tour the ever-changing Urban Family Holiday Collection of creatively decorated trees, the Dickens Village, and the vast array of nativity scenes from around the world. Community members and businesses will have decorated trees displayed in the galleries. For those who love to shop, the Appleton Store will offer a 15 percent discount. A lovely catered luncheon will be served with entertainment and of course, there may be a few surprises! We are no longer accepting reservations.


January 26-28, 2017
Adventure to Naples, FL

Join us on a trip to a city of culture, pristine beaches, shopping and restaurants. Visit the Baker Museum and the Naples Botanical Gardens to experience Origami in the Garden, a monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition, and In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940, exploring Impressionism from its French roots into the American idiom with 120 works artists including Childe Hassam, George Inness, Thomas Moran and John Sloan. Naples Philharmonic evening will feature pianist Kirill Gerstein playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1.This adventure will include dinner and shopping at the Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar at Venetian Village on the Bay, breakfast daily, lunch and shopping on 5th Avenue, and more. We will be staying at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Naples, a riverside, all-suite hotel.

$635 for Appleton members; $735 for nonmembers, dbl. ocupancy (Add $250 for single occupancy)