Discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul with a guided tour. Skip the long queues and wonder at the ancient site as you admire the architecture and Medusa heads.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Duration 30 minutes
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the line through express security check
- Live tour guide
- English, Spanish, German
- Private or small groups available
Select participants and date
Meet your guide at the exit gate of the Basilica Cistern. Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card flag. Entry is not possible without a guide.Open in Google Maps ⟶
Know before you go
- You will skip the ticket lines, but you cannot skip the security line
- During high season the security check can take up to 30 minutes