Istanbul Basilica Cistern: Guided Tour

Duration: 45 minutes
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 45 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Basilica cistern not only a place where you can find ancient wonders but also seeing yourself some spots that were used as movie shooting location. A place where you can explore several hundred ancient cisterns that lie hidden beneath the city of Istanbul.
If you ever watched Tom Hanks movie which is the adaptation of Dan Brown's thriller inferno in 2016 you will see underground cistern where he was down there. Not only that, you will also see this basilica cistern in the James Bond movie called from Russia with love. It will be great if you can experience it personally by visiting the basilica cistern where you can also see the two creepy medusa heads at the base of the columns.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Big Bus Stop Sultanahmet Park (Cankurtaran Mh., No:, Atmeydanı Cd. No:1, 34122 Fatih, Istanbul)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

Basilica Cistern (Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410, Istanbul)

Duration: 30 minutes

  • 30 minutes guided-tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

  • Personal Expense
  • All that is not in inclusion
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Age criteria: Adult (12 years old and above); Child (5-11 years old)
  • Children under 5 can join for free
  • This tour is offered in English only
  • Time slot available: 09:00 / 12:00 / 16:45
  • The voucher is valid only on the stated visit date
  • Your booking is not confirmed until you have received your booking voucher
  • No changes or refunds due to no show or late arrival
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Passport or Valid ID is required to verify age under 12 years old
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Departure Point

Sultanahmet, Alemdar, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Return Details

Basilica Cistern, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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45 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

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