Istanbul Basilica Cistern Guided Tour

Istanbul Basilica Cistern Guided Tour
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Visit Yerebatan Underground Palace, one of Istanbul's tourist attractions. A place where "Sisters Over Flowers" program took a shoot too.

  • Yerebatan Underground Palace is located near Hagia sophia, one of Istanbul landmark. It was created by Emperor Justinian of byzantine empire in the 6st century. In fact, it was used for underground reservoirs rather than palace that could store up to 80,000 tons of water. The palace with the lenght 143 meters, wide 65 meters, and high 9 meters has about 7,000 slaves only for inside the building.
  • The Yerebatan Underground Palace was renovated in around 19th century to become a place that everyone can visit. At the time of the renovation, two pieces of 'Medusa's head', which are believed to be the pillar base of the reservoir, were found. It would be great if you can visit and verify it yourself.

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  • 45 minutes tour
  • English guide


  • Personal Expenses
  • All that are not mentioned in includes
  • Personal travel insurance

Meeting point:

  • Big Bus Stop Sultan Ahmet Park (Big Bus Stop next to Sultan Ahmet Park), Cankurtaran Mh., No:, Atmeydanı Cd. No:1, 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

Meeting time:

  • At 09:00 Am, 12:00 Pm, 16:45 Pm
  • Please arrive before the meeting time

Additional informations:

  • Adult: 12 years old
  • Child: 5-11 years old
  • Children under 5 years old free admission
  • Passport is required to verify age under 12 yeaars old
  • The voucher is valid only on the stated visit date
  • Your booking is not confirmed until you have received your booking voucher
  • No changes or refunds due to no show or late arrival

How To Use

  • Print your e-voucher or you can just show the picture of e-voucher you saved on your phone.
  • Present your voucher to the staff at the meeting point

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Basilica cistern not only a place where you can find ancient wonders but also seeing yourself some spots that were used as movie shooting location. A place where you can explore several hundred ancient cisterns that lie hidden beneath the city of Istanbul.
If you ever watched Tom Hanks movie which is the adaptation of Dan Brown's thriller inferno in 2016 you will see underground cistern where he was down there. Not only that, you will also see this basilica cistern in the James Bond movie called from Russia with love. It will be great if you can experience it personally by visiting the basilica cistern where you can also see the two creepy medusa heads at the base of the columns.

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  • Cancellation is not possible once the booking is confirmed



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