Basilica Cistern Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Basilica Cistern Tour Meeting Point

  • Meet with the guide in front of the Busforus Sultanahmet (Old City) Stop.
  • Our guide will be holding white Istanbul E-pass flag at the meeting point and time.
  • Busforus Old City Stop is located across the Hagia Sophia, and you can easily see red double-decker buses.

Highlights of Basilica Cistern Guided Tour:

Skip the Line Access: Bypass the lengthy queues and step directly into the largest ancient water cistern, home to two renowned Medusa heads.

Expert Guided Exploration: Enhance your understanding of this cathedral-sized marvel with a professional English-speaking guide leading the way.

Submerged Cistern Experience: Uncover the secrets of the subterranean world as you encounter an expansive freshwater lake equivalent in size to two football fields.

Cinematic Connections: Discover elements of the cistern that have played prominent roles in beloved James Bond films.


  • Entry to the Basilica Cistern: Gain access to one of Istanbul's most captivating historical sites.
  • Skip the Ticket Line: Enjoy priority entry to the cistern, ensuring a seamless start to your guided tour.
  • 20-Minute Guided Tour: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the cistern with a professional English-speaking guide leading the way.


  • Food and Beverages: Please note that food or bevergaes are not included in the tour package.
  • Hotel Transfers: Transportation to and from your accommodation is not provided as part of this offer.

Discover Istanbul's Hidden Treasures:

This is a guided exploration of the Basilica Cistern, where ancient secrets lurk beneath the bustling streets of Istanbul. Join our exclusive tour to delve into the depths of this cathedral-sized reservoir, marveling at its 336 majestic columns and the enigmatic Medusa heads that adorn them. Led by expert English-speaking guides, immerse yourself in the captivating tales of emperors and architects while navigating through softly illuminated chambers. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable journey through Istanbul's hidden treasures.