Skip the line ticket and guided tour to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul
Walking tours

Skip the line ticket and guided tour to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 24 minutes to 30 minutes
Do this because
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day give you more control over your day of sightseeing
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
  • Tell the guide what you want and let them focus the tour on your interests
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
What to expect

The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Venture into the underground palace that is filled with ancient wonders such as the Medusa Pillar Bases, and the Hen’s Eye Column. This sunken palace has so much to hold that they shot scenes of Hollywood movies in it. Exploring had never been this adventurous!

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
Reduced price
  • Children (3-7 years): reduced
Where

Alemdar, Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Meeting point:

The tour starts from the BigBus touristic buses stop at Sultanahmet Square, approximately 20 meters (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum

When
  • Monday: 09:00 and 16:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00
  • Wednesday thru Sunday: 09:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:45
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Provider
City Berry Tourism
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 0 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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