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Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar Tour In Istanbul

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Tour Highlights:

  • Travel back in time to the Byzantine Empire and see the Basilica Cistern
  • Save time waiting in long lines with skip-the-line entry to the Basilica Cistern
  • Enjoy the charm of the Grand Bazaar market and walk around its medieval streets
  • Use the opportunity to buy souvenirs from over 4,000 shops at the covered market
  • Embrace local traditions and choose to include a 1.5-hour visit to a Hammam
Adult (Ages 10+) without hamam ticket
Adult with hamam ticket
Child (Ages 3-9)
Infant (Ages 0-2)
Private Base price for 2 people

Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar Tour In Istanbul

Get to know Istanbul on a guided tour of the Basilica Cistern, and enjoy skip-the-line entry. Wander around the “Subterranean Palace” and learn about its history. Continue by visiting the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Opt to visit a hammam at the end of the tour.

Begin at the famous Basilica Cistern and travel back in time on a tour led by a local guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and head in faster. See the underground pillars and learn about Byzantine architecture. Walk on the wooden walkways over the water until the famous upside-down Medusa head.

Continue to the Grand Bazaar to explore its intricate geography and swarming passageways. Make your way through this ever-changing maze with knowledge from your guide about the oldest shops, exotic goods, and talented craftsmen. Delve into the treasure trove of Turkish artisan crafts.

Choose to complete your experience with a visit to a Turkish bath, which is still a major part of the local culture. Benefit from your guide’s roadmap on how to enjoy a traditional Hamam package to the most: washing, traditional body scrubbing with a handwoven washcloth, a foam wash, and a massage at your own leisure.

We had an amazing walking tour in Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque, our tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable.

– August 8, 2022

Very informative guide who made the tour interesting and fun. Really worthwhile going into the Basilica Cistern with skip-the-line tickets ( ticket entry included in this tour) would highly recommend it!

– August 3, 2022

Great tour that gave us a lot of details and context that we wouldn't have had without the guide. Our guide was fantastic. He was very energetic and very resourceful. He knows countless stories. He made a great choice of sights that he covered in the full 2 hours. He let us explore the Bazaar in our own pace and never hurried us. Highly recommended.

– August 1, 2022

The tour was really wonderful, with exceptional knowledge from our guide! Great English speaking, very informative, patient, and experienced. Would highly recommend it!

– August 8, 2022