Basilica Cistern Guided Tour


  • Discover Hidden Wonders: Delve beneath Istanbul's bustling streets to uncover the mysteries of the Basilica Cistern, a marvel of Byzantine engineering and history.
  • Expert Guidance: Embark on an enlightening journey led by our knowledgeable local guides, who will unravel the tales of emperors, architects, and enduring legends that echo within the cistern's chambers.
  • Majestic Columns and Medusa's Gaze: Marvel at the sight of 336 majestic columns, some adorned with the captivating gaze of Medusa, as you traverse softly illuminated chambers.
  • Immerse Yourself: Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of the Basilica Cistern, where every step unveils a new layer of history and beauty.


  • Guided Tour: Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the Basilica Cistern, providing insight into its history, significance, and architectural marvels.
  • Insightful Commentary: Benefit from insightful commentary from our guides, who will enrich your experience with fascinating anecdotes and historical context.
  • Opportunity for Exploration: Explore hidden corners and architectural wonders as you journey through this ancient subterranean structure.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to the Basilica Cistern are  included in the guided tour package.


  • Transportation: Transportation to and from the site is not provided as part of the tour package.
  • Refreshments and Souvenirs: Food, beverages, and souvenirs are available for purchase at the site but are not included in the tour package.
Whether you're a history enthusiast or a curious traveler, our Basilica Cistern Guided Tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the depths of Istanbul's past. Don't miss your chance to uncover the secrets of this ancient marvel – book your guided tour today and embark on a journey through time and wonder.