Thinking way ahead here.....for a trip in May 2020. Wife and myself on this trip. Never been to Spain before. Wife speaks acceptable spanish though. Going on the RS Barcelona-Madrid 8 day city tour. Actually starting in Paris. Taking the train to Lyon and Carcassonne to Barcelona. The tour ends Sunday morning in Madrid. We don't have to leave for London until Tuesday. Not making connections or anything in London, just meeting relatives so pretty flexible there. Will likely fly back from Madrid on Easyjet, but could fly from anywhere so long as we can get to London!... We won't have a car. Probably use the train (unless there's a good reason to rent a car).
So assuming we leave Madrid Sunday morning......any recommendations for a quick 1-2 city trip that we can add on at the end. The tour includes Toledo, so we can skip that one. Will probably be somewhat churched/art museumed out by the end of the tour, so not really looking for more of that. We enjoy just walking around (city or rural), seeing the local sights, eating and drinking the local food, just generally relaxing. It will also be our 40th anniversary that week so wouldn't mind doing something special! :-)
Any thoughts you have, previous experiences, and/or places not worth traveling to see? I'd love to hear your thoughts.