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Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)
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Beautiful yet eerie, Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) isn’t your average underground well. Dating back to the Byzantine era, the huge cistern was built in the mid-500s on the former site of a basilica. More than 300 marble columns provide a grand, serene atmosphere to what was essentially subterranean water storage.

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Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, Fatih, Istanbul, 34110
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Best of Istanbul Tour Including: Blue Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise, Underground Cistern and More

Best of Istanbul Tour Including: Blue Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise, Underground Cistern and More

Bosphorus Cruise, Cable Car to Pierre Loti Cafe, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Marmaray (Two Continents Subway).
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.09
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$98.09

Small Group: Best of Istanbul Tour

Small Group: Best of Istanbul Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of Istanbul with a guide on this full-day tour. Depart from you hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet in an air-conditioned vehicle and the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and more. Take a cable car to the top of Pierre Loti Hill and admire the view of the city. Hop on a Bosphorus Cruise and view Istanbul’s historic Ottoman mansions from the water. Enjoy a break for lunch.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.87
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$153.87

Historical Peninsula, A Day In Old Town

Historical Peninsula, A Day In Old Town

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This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman / Byzantine Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Magnificent Topkapı Museum is the big one, the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens,Treasury, gardens, kiosks. Hagia Irene Church. Your lunch will be served en route in a local and authentic restaurant where you will be able to taste various types of local tastes. To see these things with a great guide. Well, you will never be quite the same again.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Visit the Basilica Cistern, built in the 4th century and enlarged in 532 AD, used as water storage during Byzantine times. Listen to your guide as they explain the mystery of Medusa heads from Greek mythology. Explore this cathedral-sized cistern, built during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in 532 A.D. to supply water to the Great Palace. It stores up to 80,000 cubic meters of water, delivered via 20 kilometers of aqueducts from a reservoir near the Black Sea. Descend the fifty-two stone steps into the entrance of the cistern. The cistern is surrounded by a firebrick wall with a thickness of 4 meters, coated with a waterproofing mortar. Hear how the Basilica Cistern's water comes from the Eğrikapı Water Distribution Center in the Belgrade Forest and travels through the 971-meter-long Valens Aqueduct and the 115-meter-long Mağlova Aqueduct, built by the Emperor Justinian.
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  • 30 minutes
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$17.31
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The Exotic Istanbul - Private Tour (with Chora Church, Fener & Balat)

The Exotic Istanbul - Private Tour (with Chora Church, Fener & Balat)

See second part of Istanbul Top 10 List. Visit the Underground Cistern, walk along Divanyolu Street (the Imperial Road) until Suleymaniye Mosque, the most impressive work of architect Sinan. Wander down to Eminonu area, strolling through the bazaar quarters. Short visit to the Spice Market (the Egyptian Bazaar) and we then continue with the Chora (Kariye) Church Museum after lunch at a local restaurant. Next, you will discover Istanbul's two of the most photographed neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.00
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$132.00
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Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City

Experience Old Istanbul While on a Private Walking Tour of the City

Discover the Old City of Istanbul, on a private full-day Istanbul Old City Walking Tour with an informative, professional local guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.04
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$300.04
Price varies by group size

Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

See the best of Istanbul on a private, full-day tour, and enjoy flexibility to tailor the itinerary to your interests. Explore Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque on foot, and hear about Istanbul’s dramatic religious and political history. Step back in time at an Ottoman Palace and Roman ruins, then visit monuments to ancient wars and a 19th-century German Kaiser. Get an insider’s look at the vibrant stalls of the Grand Bazaar, and take time to browse carpets, coffee and handicrafts before returning to your hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Unesco Sites in Istanbul

Unesco Sites in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. Cradle of civilizations. More than 8000 years of history awaits for your exploration. Discover the extensive history, rich culture and enjoy the combination of east and west.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.94
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$126.94

Istanbul Basilica Cistern: Guided Tour

Istanbul Basilica Cistern: Guided Tour

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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  • 45 minutes
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$13.80
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$13.80

Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Visit most popular sights of Istanbul with your private tour guide who has skip-the-line priority in 1-2 or 3 days; DAY-1 Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. DAY-2 Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower(from outside). DAY-3 Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Fener-Balat Districts, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.63
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$94.63
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Istanbul Street Walking Tour in Sultanahmet

Istanbul Street Walking Tour in Sultanahmet

In our street walks you do not just walk any district in Istanbul but know what you have walked. Simple and practical, these walks allow you to make your own mind about where to have lunch and where to pay any fee for a visit, after being informed by your guide. So the only thing you pay for is our guiding service! One of these walks, Sultanahmet walk is based on area's culture while including the best guiding service possible. While visiting main spots in the area, we do not miss the details that make the experience more colorful and enjoyable.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

11-Day Small-Group Turkey Glories Tour

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11-Day Small-Group Turkey Glories Tour

This mini group ( max. 10 pax ) land tour includes the most popular highlights of Turkey. Surround yourself in the world-famous attractions on an 11-day fully guided tour. Istanbul is the world’s most gorgeous and mysterious city located in 2 continents Europe and Asia. Cappadocia is the land of Mysterious with amazing rock formations, underground cisties, valleys and the best place for Hot Air Ballooning. Ephesus Walk through history along marble streets Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus and more. Pamukkale Discovery the Travertine terraces and Hierapolis ancient city. Perfect for travelers who are short on time or people who hate planning, all logistical details, including domestic flights, accommodation, and most meals, are included and accounted for. Selected centrally Located Boutique, Cave and 4 star Hotels Small group ensures personal service with Informative, friendly and professional guide Domestic flights included. Option with Private Tour for your family
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  • 11 days
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$1,727.20
$2,159.00
$431.80 savings
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$1,727.20
$2,159.00
$431.80 savings
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15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

15 Days Classical Turkey Tour

Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite .
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  • 15 days
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$2,910.00
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$2,910.00

14-Day Small-Group Turkey Boutique Tour

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14-Day Small-Group Turkey Boutique Tour

This mini group ( max. 10 pax ) fully guided land tour includes the most popular highlights of Turkey. Surround yourself in the world-famous attractions of Istanbul, Cappadocia, konya, Antalya, Kas, Kalkan, Kaputas, Kekova beaches Pamukkale, Ephesus, Sirince Village on an 14-day fully guided tour. The non-stop adventure gives you a thorough overview of the country's most popular destinations, without making you feel rushed. Perfect for travelers who are short on time or people who hate planning, all logistical details, including domestic flights, accommodation, and most meals, are included and accounted for. * Selected centrally Located Boutique and 5 star Hotels * Small group ensures personal service * Informative, friendly and professional guide * Small-group tour by minibus * Domestic flights included. * Option with Private Tour for your family
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  • 14 days
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$2,759.20
$3,449.00
$689.80 savings
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$2,759.20
$3,449.00
$689.80 savings
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Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Unique Price Offer for mini group up to 8 people. Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages is a flexible solution for those who needs a comprehensive tour of the city by a certified guide. The program can be customized according to your needs. The program explores both Istanbul banks including back street to find out and taste the local cuisine while balancing its content with the highlights of Istanbul: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Golden Horne, Asian Side with Kadıköy and Üsküdar, Pera and Galata including Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square, Pierre Loti and Eyüp Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Strait with a nice cruise. Sample of Days Structures 1 Day Istanbul Flexi: Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar. 2 Days Istanbul Flexi: Day 1: Idem Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street. 3 Days Istanbul Flexi: All above + Kadıköy + Eyüp - Golden Horne
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.48
per group
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$138.48
per group

Istanbul Top Sights in One Day

Istanbul Top Sights in One Day

Explore the highlights of Istanbul, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires located before. Visit the Hagia Sophia, breathe taking Blue Mosque and famous Hippodrome with an expert guide. Learn all history about extravagant sultans and discover Ottoman and Byzantine era architecture.Visiting Spice bazaar. Cruise along the waters of the Bosphorous on this guided 1.5-hour boat tour. View the Asian and European sides of Istanbul and admire the palaces, wooden villas, bridges and all of the unique maritime landscapes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.62
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$79.62

Private Istanbul and Ephesus 2 Days Tour

Private Istanbul and Ephesus 2 Days Tour

Discover Turkey’s rich history stretching back to ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Istanbul and Ephesus. Explore Istanbul's main attractions like the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. The next day, board a flight to Izmir—not included—to explore the Greco-Roman city of Ephesus and its ruins on a guided tour. This tour is inclusive of private guided tours, lunches, and hotel transportation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00

Private Tour Istanbul Classics with Local Expert Guide

Private Tour Istanbul Classics with Local Expert Guide

Don’t worry about organizing your own excursions around Istanbul: discover the city’s top sights in one day, and leave all the planning to someone else, when you book this private tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your local hotel, and set off. You can look forward to discovering world-renowned landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, and more in a single day. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch as part of your itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.24
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$114.24

In the Footsteps of St Paul 14 Day Asia Minor Biblical Tour

In the Footsteps of St Paul 14 Day Asia Minor Biblical Tour

Without a doubt, Paul is one of the greatest examples of what being a Christian is all about. Although his life was not easy‒he gave up everything and devoted his life to spreading the gospel‒he was completely passionate about his mission. in labours more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft. Of the Jews, five times received I forty stripes save one. —II Corinthians 11:23-28 (ASV) St. Paul travelled far without exhaustion. He had neither luxurious air-conditioned vans, professional guides, nor a tour operator he could trust... But you have. Take an opportunity to not only travel in Turkey but to also travel in time! Join us for an immaculate spiritual experience right in the heart of holy land, Asia Minor with us.
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  • 14 days
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$6,965.15
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$6,965.15
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Byzantine Heritage Tour of Istanbul - Private Tour

Byzantine Heritage Tour of Istanbul - Private Tour

The Byzantine Heritage Tour takes you to the most important Byzantine sites in Istanbul. Be thrilled at the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Astonished by the city’s Byzantine heritage hidden under a restaurant. Overcome by the Byzantine mosaics in the Great Palace Museum. Adrift in the Basilica Cistern. Dazzled by the Hagia Sophia. Bowled over by the Chora Church. Conquered by the City Walls.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.67
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$186.67
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Istanbul / Private Professional Tourist Guide in Istanbul

Istanbul / Private Professional Tourist Guide in Istanbul

Would you like to visit Istanbul's historical and cultural heritage with a private professional guide? You make the program, let us show you around. Our experienced guides are at your service either individually or as a group. If you want, you can visit the historical peninsula or experience local experiences. Whatever you want to do, we can make the program for you. If you want to experience Istanbul, we are always ready with our experienced and professional guides. Have a good holiday.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
per group
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$120.00
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Top Sights of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Day Private Guided Tour

Top Sights of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Day Private Guided Tour

With this tour, you will see the top sights of Istanbul in 1, 2 or 3 days with the accompany of your private tour guide.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
per group
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$100.00
per group

Turkey Seven Churches Tour

Turkey Seven Churches Tour

This 8-day, bible-oriented journey through Asia Minor is truly of biblical proportion. All the guests are taken on an epic tour encompassing stunning sights and several sites of historic and religious significance. With all accommodation at least four-star rated, guests can explore the ancient wonders of Istanbul, Troy, Pergamum, Sardis, Ephesus, and more, with all the comforts and conveniences of modernity. With breakfasts and dinners included, guests can enjoy lunch at their convenience. Door-to-door airport and hotel transfers in air-conditioned vehicle are included. Bible-oriented professional guides provide commentary on seven churches of significance. Explore beautiful Istanbul, Troy, Izmir, Pergamum, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Ephesus, and more.
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  • 8 days
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$2,306.08
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$2,306.08
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All Day Private City Tour With Mercedes Minivan

All Day Private City Tour With Mercedes Minivan

Rent for all day Vip Mercedes Van to old city , Grand bazaar , ortaköy, Shopping tour or if you want to do the special program, your experienced driver with you all day with comfortably minivan go where you want. This tour is without tour guide but with the driver who knows English.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.64
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$184.64
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Should I book Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) costs USD 300.04. Guided Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) tours start around USD 300.04 per person.
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