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Basilica Cistern(Istanbul): Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

Fatih, Turkey
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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English



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First visit
, Nov 2019
The meeting point was easy to find as it was as described. Met with the guide. He brought us to Basilica and then for 30 minutes explain on the history especially on the medusa and the tears column. There was some part of being renovated but it didn't mar our visit as we still enjoy the place though have to look out for the crowds as the footpaths are not big. Had an enjoyable time which took us about less than 2 hours.
Historically significant, but can be better maintained.
, Oct 2019
The cistern has a lot of history attached, which is better understood with a guide. The lighting is kept to a bare minimum sometimes, which makes it hard to appreciate the place. This can and should be improved. But it worth a visit while touring the historical area.
I was not allowed in with my online ticket.
, Oct 2019
I purchased this ticket for 4 pm considering of my flight arrival time. The traffic to that area is bad and I couldn't get to the museum until an hour later than predicted with google maps. When I got to the cistern there was still a line of people to buy tickets, but they didn't let me in with my online ticket because it was almost an hour passed the ticket time. I didn't need a tour. I had only the ticket to see the place by myself and I believe there was no valid point to let me out if the place was still opened for the public.
Basilica Cistern
, Aug 2019
As of July 2019, unfortunately not to much to see, except the Medusa's heads, the rest still renovating...
Value for money and a fantastic tour.
, Jun 2019
The tour was short but concise and said everything needed to be know . Viator is so reliable that finding the spot to meet is very easy. I’m glad we booked with Viator.
Der versunkene Palast
Astrid G
, Jun 2019
Wir waren neugierig auf diese Sehenswürdigkeit. Zum einen haben wir schon viel davon gehört und zum anderen wollten wir den Schauplatz von Dan Browns Inferno besuchen. Der Treffpunkt war gut angegeben. Der Führer sehr versiert. Konnten damit die Warteschlange beim Eingang einfach überspringen. Lohnt sich auf jeden Fall.
Beste Auswahl!!
, Jun 2019
Toller Führung und beeindruckende Zisterne!! Der Führer war sehr nett und toll informiert!! Die Basilika ist auf jedenfalls sehenswert!!!!!

Product code: 6903P7

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