Skip the lines at the Basilica Cistern, save valuable time and enjoy the company with an official Basilica Cistern tour guide!
Our VIP Basilica Cistern Ticket Service for you:
Meet your guide at the Basilica, skip the long lines and visit the biggest ancient water cistern built in 336 with the two very famous Medusa heads the easy way. The Basilica Cistern is one of the most visited museums in Istanbul. Especially in spring, summer and fall there are very long queues in front of the ticket office. Thanks to our service you get inside the Basilica Cistern the fastest way. After your museum tour you can stay inside as long as you want and discover the Basilica Cistern on your own pace.
Included in this Ticket:
No waiting in ticket lines
Entrance fee and fast track entry
Highlights tour in English
How the Basilica Ticket works:
After your order you will receive your confirmation
Show the confirmation to your Istanbul Welcome Card guide at the Basilica Cistern
With your guide you will skip the lines and enjoy the Basilica Cistern Highlights Tour
With your guide, you will skip the ticket lines, but we can not skip the security line. During high season the security check can take up to 30 minutes.
Rebooking & Cancellation Policy:
You have missed your meeting time? No problem, you can come to our next meeting time or day. You want to cancel? No problem, you can cancel your reservation anytime and get your refund.
Great Process and Trip
Arranged at short notice and easy to understand instructions for meeting etc. Guide friendly and knowledgeable. Worth a visit.
Amazing piece of historic engineering and architecture and very photogenic. Host guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Clear directions for meeting point and excellent value for money.
Very good experience
Amazing place - should be on everyone’s bucket list
The Basilica Cistern is a must place to visit when in Istanbul. The fact we paid double the ticket price to guarantee not spending ages queuing was definitely worth it. In the end the normal queue wasn’t huge so the actual time saved for us was relatively minor, but the peace of mind of knowing that we would jump the queue whatever the length was worth the extra 9 Euros each. It was easy to find our guide (next to the Exit). There was a slight delay whilst he got all the tickets for our group (this could be more efficient) but otherwise no issues. We didn’t remain with the group as had listened to the excellent audio guide that comes with this ticket beforehand. This gives you the freedom to take in the Basilica at your own pace. Overall a fantastic visit to a rare example of human endeavour and expertise.