THINKING OF EXPLORING ANDALUCIA FOR A WEEK AFTER OUR CRUISE FINISHES IN BUDAPEST. WHERE COULD WE FLY INTO? IS A GUIDED TOUR OUR BEST BET? WE ARE LATE 60S, BUT FIT AND ABLE. J. KING, PALMERS ISLAND
I can't find any non-stop flights between Budapest and Seville or Cordoba, which have the largest airports of any city on your itinerary. The quickest flights would appear to be from Budapest to Seville, either with Lufthansa via Munich or else Vueling via Barcelona. Total travel time would be around eight hours, allowing for getting to and from the respective airports and flight time.
There's a huge amount of cultural and historic information to absorb in Andalucia and a guided tour is a good idea. Peregrine's eight day Trails of Andalucia (www.peregrineadventures.com) is one option, Travelsphere's Week in Andalucia (www.travelsphere.co.uk/) is another, and since this is priced in UK pounds you can take advantage of the very favourable exchange rate the Aussie dollar is enjoying against the pound following the Brexit vote.
If you prefer independent travel, you could arrange your own hotel stays and transport and do short guided tours of the various cities using Viator (www.viator.com).
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