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(Last Updated On: 05/12/2020)

Are you the kind of person who likes walking and bus tours? Then this post isn’t for you! We think the best way to see some of Europe’s iconic sites is by sipping champagne on a rooftop terrace or cafe. Here are some Best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe so you can sight-see in style. 


Best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe: Atlante Star Hotel – Rome, Italy

When in Rome, you need to see all the beautiful and ancient places – like the Colosseum or the Trevi Fountain. But you also have to enjoy a beautiful view of the city. And, when visiting the rooftop bar of Atlante Star Hotel you have a view of two countries. This is why we think it is one of the best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe!

Enjoy lovely views of Vatican City and Rome when having an espresso or a glass of wine. There are not many options to end a day better than here!

Traveling to Rome by train

Fast trains from London to Rome take around 14 hours, covering a distance of approximately 1,434 kilometers. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Rome. Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If a booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are available for your journey from London to Rome by train. Use Save A Train to order fast and easily!

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Best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe: Le Cube Bar – Galeries Lafayette – Paris, France

Le Cube Bar Paris France – Galeries Lafayette


For one of the best outlooks in Paris, head up to the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette department store. Seven floors up, this 1500m terrace offers a really impressive 360° view over Paris. The Opera House is in close range and the Eiffel Tower is its backdrop. But not only about views, but the terrace also holds a modern and sleek rooftop bar called The Cube Bar. 

Open-air and natural in setting, the terrace offers to seat both in the sun and more covered areas in the shade. From the rooftop bar, you can order a cold beer, refreshing cocktails along with some Parisian snacks. This is certainly one of the best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe, so be in good time to grab a seat!

Traveling to Paris by train

London is a popular starting point for many travelers on their European vacation. A short and comfortable train ride connects the British capital with France’s city of love, Paris.

There’s only one train running directly from London to Paris: the Eurostar high-speed train. So that makes choosing the right train a bit easier! Make sure you purchase your train tickets through Save A Train though!

Best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe: Aria Hotel High Note Sky Bar – Budapest, Hungary

Aria Hotel High Note Sky bar in Budapest offers a great 360-degree view of Buda and Pest. It is located at the heart of Pest, just a stone’s throw away from St. Stephen’s Basilica. This glamorous stylish bar has a very relaxing vibe, and it’s a perfect way to enjoy Budapest with your family and friends.

Traveling to Budapest by train

The train journey from London to Budapest is safe, easy and affordable and takes just 24 hours, by Eurostar to Paris and high-speed TGV from Paris to Munich, then overnight sleeper to Budapest. Or there are connections via Paris and Munich, or via Brussels, Cologne & Vienna.


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Best rooftop restaurants and cafes in Europe – Barcelona

1881 per SAGARDI is the restaurant of the History Museum of Catalonia, a unique space in the city overlooking the port of Barcelona and dedicated entirely to Mediterranean cuisine, from sea to land. This experience is completed in the Terrassa de les Indianes, a contemporary terrace cocktail bar overlooking the port of Barcelona.

Traveling to Barcelona by train

It’s easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train.  A morning Eurostar to Paris in 2h20 from £44 one-way or £58 return, lunch at the remarkable Train Bleu restaurant at the Gare de Lyon, then the afternoon double-deck TGV Duplex to Figueres (for the Salvador Dali museum), Girona & Barcelona from €39 each way. *Prices subject to change.



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