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Basilica Cistern Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

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Basilica Cistern Tickets Highlights

  • Book your skip the line tickets to explore the famous Basilica Cistern, one of the largest & most popular cisterns located in Istanbul

  • Witness the Medusa heads; one of the three Gorgons with snakes in place of hair that could turn anyone into stone

  • With raised wooden platforms, vaulted ceiling, and aesthetic beauty, the Basilica Cistern reflects the history and culture of the Roman Age

  • Get an inverted walk experience, as the water in the cistern is so crystal clear that it reflects the ceiling

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Basilica Cistern Tickets Overview

Activity Location: Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Operational Timings: 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Activity Duration: 2 Hours

About Basilica Cistern, Istanbul:

Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul's most renowned architectural and historical marvels. It has been maintaining its aura for as long as the 4th century. As it was first designed to service the Great Palace in the 4th century, from ancient wonders to Hollywood movie stars, the Basilica Cistern has seen it all. See unique Byzantine artworks, including hundreds of illuminated columns and Medusa heads. Book the skip-the-line tickets to explore the famous Basilica Cistern in an uninterrupted manner with your folks!

About Basilica Cistern Ticket with Guided Tour, Istanbul:

  • Arrive at the entry of the monument around 15 minutes before your preferable time and get ready for this tour.
  • With our skip-the-line access, you can get inside by beating the long queues and the chaos.
  • See the sunken movie location and the largest (and most atmospheric) of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie hidden beneath the city of Istanbul.
  • See unique Byzantine artworks, including hundreds of illuminated columns and Medusa heads.
  • Get astonished by the artificial freshwater lake that is the size of around 2 football fields.
  • You will be assigned a personal tour guide who will share fascinating back stories with you and assist you at all times.

How to reach?

  • By Car: The cistern is located 32 kms from the city centre, so one will take about an hour to reach the destination by car.
  • By Tram: The closest tram stop is Sultanahmet, and it is only a three-minute walk to the cistern.
  • By Walk: The cistern is just a 3-min walk from the Hagia Sophia, a famous attraction nearby.
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Basilica Cistern Tickets Package Options

Basilica Cistern: Fast Track Entry + Guided Tour

2 Hours
per Adult

Basilica Cistern: Fast Track Entry + Guided Tour

Age Policy:

  • Adults and Children will be charged at the same rates but will have to purchase separate tickets.
  • Basilica Cistern Skip-the-line Entry Tickets
  • A professional English-speaking guide will be assisting you throughout the tour

Must Know Before You Go for Basilica Cistern Tickets

  • Fixed day ticket implies that this ticket will be applicable only for the date that you've booked the ticket, it won't be carried forward to next or any other day.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • Latecomers or no-shows can't be refunded.
  • Basilica Cistern is wheelchair accessible. However, there is no wheelchair service available on the site. You need to provide your own wheelchair if needed.
  • Visitors will find an elevator providing easy access to the sightseeing platform.
  • Age policies change according to the package. Please go through the policies in the package before booking.
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Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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Reviewed: 20 Oct 2022
A must see if traveling to Istanbul.
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Basilica Cistern Tickets Policies

Confirmation Policy

The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 1 business hours of successful booking.

In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy

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Cash Refunds: Once initiated, usually take around 3-5 business days to get transferred to the same account through which the payment is made.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking