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Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour Includes


Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour Overview

Basilica Cistern is one of the most renowned architectural and historical marvels in Istanbul. It has been maintaining its aura from as long as the 4th century. This Basilica Cistern ticket will give you uninterrupted access to this amazing place. 

What to Expect From Basilica Cistern Ticket with Guided Tour 

Explore the ancient Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern is the sunken movie location and the largest (and most atmospheric) of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie hidden beneath the city of Istanbul. Explore this place in depth in this Basilica Cistern ticket and guided tour. 

See amazing Byzantine artworks
As it was first designed to service the Great Palace in the 4th century, from ancient wonders to Hollywood movie stars, the Basilica Cistern has seen it all. See amazing Byzantine artworks, including hundreds of illuminated columns and Medusa heads.

Skip the queue with Fastrack tickets
Now you don’t need to wait in long and tiring queues to enter the place. These Basilica Cistern tickets offer you fast track entry into the cistern so that your experience is uninterrupted. 
Professional & friendly guide 
We have hired some of the best guides in Istanbul. Your tour will be managed by a professional and friendly tour guide who will assist you throughout the tour and will tell you interesting stories and facts about the place. 

Know Before You Go

Group Size: Min: 1 pax | Max: 10 pax
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00

Address: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3

- Children under 5 join for free.


  • Basilica Cistern Ticket with Guided Tour

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  • Basilica Cistern Ticket with Guided Tour
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  • Professional Guide

Things To Carry

  • Thrillophilia Voucher
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  • Camera
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  • Valid ID proof


  • Do not litter
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  • Maintain a friendly environment
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  • Follow the instructions carefully

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour: Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellations can be made

Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour: Refund Policy

  • No refunds

Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    People Also Ask About Basilica Cistern Ticket With Guided Tour

    1. What is included in the Basilica Cistern ticket?

      The Basilica Cistern ticket includes the cost of admission to the ancient Basilica Cistern along with a guided tour of the historical basilica. The tickets give you a skip-the-line entrance to the basilica, allowing you to save your valuable time on the tour. Additionally, a professional and knowledgeable guide will accompany you to tell you interesting facts and stories about the place, making the visit an exciting experience. The tour gives you an opportunity to admire the Byzantine artworks as you explore the area in depth on tour.

    2. Where Can I book a Basilica Cistern ticket online?

      The best place to book the tickets to the Basilica Cistern ticket online would be at the website of Thrillophilia to avail the best prices and special offers. Also, get speedy confirmation of your booking on your email. The booking process is simple and user friendly, and you will receive a confirmation voucher within 24 hours of completing the booking process. In case of any queries, you can also contact the customer support department of the company that will be glad to address your questions and resolve your issues.

    3. How much is a Basilica Cistern ticket?

      The Basilica Cistern ticket price is INR 680 per adult, inclusive of a 10% discount on booking the tour with Thrillophilia. The Basilica Cistern Ticket price for children between the ages of 5 and 11 is INR 343 per child, whereas children below the age of 5 can avail entry free of cost. The tickets also include a professional guide on the tour of the museum.

    4. What are the timings of the Basilica Cistern ticket?

      The Basilica Cistern is open from 1000 AM to 0600 PM. The guided tour continues for a duration of about half an hour.

    5. Is a Basilica Cistern tcket worth visiting?

      Absolutely. The Basilica Cistern is a renowned historical site in Istanbul and a place entirely worth visiting. The Basilica Cistern ticket allows you to explore this 4-th century architectural marvel as you witness the Medusa Heads and discover their mystery. The cistern is the size of a cathedral and can store about 80,000 cubic meters of water that is transferred from near the Black Sea, through 20 kilometres of aqueducts. Recognise scenes from popular movies shot here, including a scene from the film ‘From Russia with Love’, a famous James Bond movie.

    6. Is Guide Included?

      Yes, a local professional guide is included in the Basilica Cistern ticket price. The friendly and knowledgeable guide will tell you the exciting stories and facts about the place, as you listen carefully to the explanations of the Medusa Heads from Greek Mythology. Find out more about the legends, theories, and myths about this fascinating place as you take a guided tour of the Basilica Cistern.

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