The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is excited to announce a unique opportunity to experience the art and culture of Spain and Portugal in 2024: “Portugal to Spain with the NYM Regional Cultural Center” is planned with EF/Go Ahead Tours, and will take place April 12-23, 2024.

During this trip, travelers will have the opportunity to experience the beauty and rich history of Portugal and Spain.  Travelers will fly into Lisbon and from there the trip will continue to Porto, Salamanca, Madrid, and ending in Barcelona. There are numerous stops along the way to such places as Jeronimos Church, Time Out Market, Clerigos Tower, Casa de las Conchas, the Medieval Walls of Avila, Temple of Debod, and La Sagrada Familia, among other incredible sites. 

Part of the Cultural Center’s vision is to celebrate the local and be a window to the world. In 2019 “Window to the World” was launched, offering a travel experience along with related workshops and events held locally.  The idea behind this strategy is to offer both an actual travel experience as well as local opportunities to learn about another culture through hands-on workshops and group experiences right here at home. Watch for more information about workshops in fall 2023 and spring 2024. Adventurous travelers have enjoyed trips to Italy in 2019  and Finland in 2022. The Cultural Center is looking forward to continuing the adventure in Portugal and Spain in 2024!

The trip includes 10 nights in handpicked hotels, breakfast daily, four dinners with wine or beer, one wine tasting, one food tasting, seven sightseeing tours with local guides, and an expert tour director. Travel will be by private deluxe motor coach and high-speed train. This is a specialized tour created just for the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center as part of our Window to the World program.

This trip is open to all; youth under 18 must travel with a parent or guardian. The estimated cost for the trip (including flights) is $5,600. Due to the individualized nature of this trip, a minimum of 14 travelers must be registered by May 7, 2023. The tour can accommodate up to 24 travelers. Sign up by March 31 and get $100 off.

For more information and to register for the trip, visit or contact EF Tours: Group number reservation line: 1-800-438-7672; reference tour number: 70490596. 

You can also learn more online at or contact the Cultural Center by emailing Cheryl Bannes at or calling 385-3339.