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Guided Tour of the Basilica Cistern with Skip The Line Tickets

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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
  • Admire the Roman architecture of the cistern with stunning pillars and arches
  • Walk on the wooden walkways to see the famous upside-down Medusa heads
Adult (Ages 15+ )
Youth ( Ages 7 - 14 )
Child (Ages 3-6)
Infant (Ages 0-2)
Private Base price for 2 people

Guided Tour of the Basilica Cistern with Skip The Line Tickets

Get to know the Byzantine empire on a guided tour of the Basilica Cistern, and enjoy skip-the-line entry. Wander around the “Subterranean Palace” and learn about its history.

Meet your guide in Sultanahmet and begin your tour of the famous Basilica Cistern. Benefit from our priority admission and head in faster.
Travel back in time on a tour led by an expert guide.  See the underground pillars and learn about Byzantine architecture. Walk on the wooden walkways built over the water until the famous upside-down Medusa heads.

As you explore the interior of the famous cistern, learn how it was used both by the Byzantines and the Ottomans in history. Admire the stunning pillars and Roman arches built to support the huge empty space to store fresh water for Constantinople.