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Combo: Basilica Cistern + Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

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Save money while enjoying the top attractions of Istanbul with this combo ticket! This ticket includes skip-the-line access to the Basilica Cistern and a picturesque 90-minute Bosphorous cruise.


  • Avoid the wait and skip the line at Basilica Cistern, an engineering marvel of the 6th century.

  • Learn more about the history of Basilica Cistern as you explore it with your expert English-speaking guide.

  • Indulge in the panoramic views of Istanbul as you sail through the Bosphorus strait.

  • Enjoy the informative audio guide, available in 10 different languages, during your cruise.

  • Fun fact: In 1963, the cistern served as a picturesque setting for From Russia with Love - one of the most iconic James Bond films.


Basilica Cistern

  • Skip-the-line to Basilica Cistern

  • 20-minute guided tour

  • English-speaking guide

Bosphorus Cruise

  • 90-minutes Bosphorus Cruise

  • Audio guide app


  • Headphones

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover the essence of Istanbul with this budget-friendly combo ticket! It features a fast-track ticket to the intriguing Basilica Cistern and a breathtaking sightseeing tour of the Bosphorus strait.

Basilica Cistern

A visit to the Basilica Cistern is a must for any traveler to Istanbul. The captivating atmosphere and remarkable architectural elements make exploring this 6th-century water reservoir a unique and memorable experience. With your included skip-the-line ticket, you can bypass the long queue and explore this stunning attraction with a knowledgeable local guide.

Join a 20-minute tour, where you'll be amazed by the stunning beauty of the underground cistern. Your expert guide will provide fascinating insights about the "Sunken Palace" and guide you to some hidden treasures, including the iconic Medusa heads. After the tour, feel free to spend as much time as you'd like to explore further on your own.

Bosphorus Cruise

A Bosphorus cruise is a must-do in Istanbul. Embark on a journey along the waterway that separates Europe and Asia and discover the city's iconic landmarks. Marvel at grand palaces, historic castles, and scenic hills and parks, as well as gorgeous seaside homes from different eras, all while sailing under famous bridges.

Begin your tour from the Old City in Eminönü and cruise along the European shore to the 2nd Bosphorus bridge before returning along the Asian side. You'll pass by Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace. From a distance, you'll also see notable landmarks like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower.

Basilica Cistern

Monday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Important Information

  • Please make sure to download the audio guide app to your smartphone before your tour begins. They are available on both iOS and Android.

  • Audio guide for the cruise is avaialable in English, German, French, Russian, Italien, Italien, Polish, Arabic, Chinese and Turkish.


Basilica Cistern

  • Fri to Wed: 9am to 7pm

  • Thu: 9am to 6pm

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Daily: 10:30am onwards
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the same at each ticket redemption point along with a valid photo ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Points

Basilica Cistern

  • Meet your guide at Basilica Cistern.

  • Address: Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey.

  • Your guide will be waiting for you near Istanbul Welcome Card flag at the exit gate of Basilica Cistern.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Redeem your ticket at Istanbul Welcome Card ticket window (wooden house behind the red petrol station).

  • Your cruise will depart across tram line no 1 and funicular, close by Dolmabahce Palace.

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