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Skip the line Basilica Cistern Tickets with Highlights Tour

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Highlights
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  • Say goodbye to long lines through fast track entry into the Basilica Cistern.
  • Appreciate the cathedral-sized cistern better with an English-speaking guide.
  • Marvel at this sunken palace and discover an artificial freshwater lake the size of two football fields.
  • Witness facets of the cistern which were featured in popular Bond movies.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Basilica Cistern: Skip The Line Ticket With Guided Tour

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Guided Tour
Free Cancellation
Highlights
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  • Avoiding waiting in line outside the ancient Basilica Cistern thanks to these skip-the-line tickets.
  • Meet your expert English-speaking guide at the designated meeting point and enter the monument.
  • The Basilica Cistern was built back in 532 AD and is one of Istanbul’s many hidden underground water reservoirs.
  • According to Greek mythology, Medusa used to guard this building herself - you can even see two Medusa heads at the base of columns here.
  • See the illuminated marble and granite columns and learn about how different eras used different materials to build them.
  • Fun fact: Dan Brown’s Inferno and James Bond’s From Russia with Love were filmed here.
  • Ages 3-7 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket 24 hours before the schedule.