Basilica Cistern fast track tickets
History & heritage tours

Basilica Cistern fast track tickets

Free cancellation
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Do this because
  • Skip-the-line and enter the Basilica Cistern
  • Explore one of the most visited museums in Istanbul
  • Enjoy a 20-minute highlights tour by an official Basilica Cistern licensed guide
  • Learn all about the history of the ancient water cistern
What to expect

Skip the lines, save valuable time and enjoy a 20-minute highlights walk by an official Basilica Cistern licensed guide. Afterward you can stay inside as long as you want and discover the museum on your own pace.

Learn all about the biggest ancient water cistern built in 336 with two very famous Medusa heads at one of the most visited museums in Istanbul.

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What's included
  • Fast track entrance ticket
  • 20-minutes guided tour in English
Where

Cankurtaran, Ayasofya Meydanı No: 5, 34122 İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Meet your guide, who will be in a red uniform, at the entrance of the Hagia Sophia (the Basilica is just across the street).

What to remember
  • With your guide, you will skip the ticket lines, but note that you can not skip the security line
    • During high season the security check can take up to 30 minutes
  • The 20-minutes guided tour will be in English
  • After the tour you can stay inside the Basilica Cistern as long as you want
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When
  • Daily at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
  • See calendar for exact available dates and times
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Provider
Istanbul Welcome Card
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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