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Combo: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide + Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Cruise

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Uncover Istanbul's hidden treasures with this cost-saving combo. Explore the Basilica Cistern with skip-the-line tickets and sail the picturesque Bosphorus Strait.

Highlights

  • Step into the Byzantine architectural wonder that is the Basilica Cistern with skip-the-line tickets, and explore one of the most-visited museums in Istanbul.

  • Experience the mystery of the Medusa column bases in the Basilica Cistern, as your audio guide unravels intriguing theories about their origin.

  • Board a 2-hour cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with an audio guide in 8 languages, offering a unique perspective of Istanbul’s beauty.

  • Witness architectural gems like the Galata Tower, once the tallest building in Istanbul, and the Dolmabahce Palace, the residence of 6 Ottoman sultans.

  • Fun fact: Each of the 336 columns of the Basilica Cistern is different from the other.

Inclusions

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica Cistern

  • Multilingual audio guide

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

  • 2-hour Bosphorus cruise

  • Audio guide available in 8 languages

Cancellation policy

These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, they are valid for an extended period of time.

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Roger Chemtob

Roger

4/5

May, 2024

I purchased the audio tour but when i arrived there was no information about it. So we just walked through with no historical information whatsoever.
Alexandra King

Alexandra

4/5

May, 2024

Headout was easy to use and informative. However we paid extra for the audio tour but it wasn't made clear that this required downloading an app, which we didn't have the internet to do.
CARLO FRANCHINI

Carlo

5/5

May, 2024

Definitely, if I had not had the chance to skip the line,,, I would have given up the visit, vissta the endless queue waiting at the entrance.
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Kimberly Croce

Kimberly

3/5

May, 2024

I thought I would get headphones as the audio guide. Our phones were low on battery and couldn't download the guide 😞😞😞😞😞
Andy Au

Andy

3/5

May, 2024

The experience of the cistern basilicrwas good, howeuthe skip the line ticket should realistically be just called online ticket as there was still a long queue to get in. It would also be better if there is suggestion to download the audio tour in advance. The code itself took a lot of try before it was recognised so not sure if it can actually be downloaded in advance.

These tickets are valid for an extended duration. The exact details will be present on the ticket.

Enjoy a cost-saving combo that gives you access to two of Istanbul's must-visit sites: the Basilica Cistern and a cruise along the Bosphorus. Delve into Istanbul's rich history and mesmerizing beauty with this combo.

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

Step back in time with a tour of the Basilica Cistern, a marvel of 6th-century Byzantine architecture. With your skip-the-line tickets, gain immediate access to this cavernous subterranean beauty. Walk along wooden platforms, surrounded by 336 massive columns, while listening to the enchanting sounds of water dripping from the vaulted ceiling. Witness the famous Hen’s Eye Column and the mystifying Medusa Pillar Bases, and learn about their intriguing history through the multilingual audio guide.

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Next, sail away along the beautiful Bosphorus waterway. This 2-hour cruise offers stunning views of Istanbul's landmarks, including the iconic Hagia Sophia and the popular Ortaköy Mosque. You'll also pass the legendary Bosphorus Bridge, a testament to the city's connection between Europe and Asia. An audio guide available in 8 languages will provide intriguing insights about the attractions you'll pass by.

Sites you'll come across

  • Galata Tower

  • Dolmabahce Palace

  • Ciragan Palace

  • Ortaköy Mosque

  • Bosphorus Bridge

  • Beylerbeyi Palace

  • Üsküdar

  • Maiden Tower

  • Topkapi Palace

  • Hagia Sophia

  • Seaside Villas

Basilica Cistern

Monday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 10:00 PMlast entry 6:30 PM

What to bring

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

  • Don’t forget to bring along your headphones to listen to the audio tour.

Accessibility

Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

  • The attraction is wheelchair and stroller-accessible.

Additional information

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.

  • There is limited internet at the pier so please download the app before the tour.

  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded but ensure you have activated GPS.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

Ticket redemption points

Basilica Cistern

  • Show your ticket at Basilica Cistern.

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

  • Landmark: In front of the Exit Gate of the Basilica.

Get directions to the redemption point

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

  • Board your cruise at DENTUR Istanbul Welcome Card Kabatas Pier.

  • Address: Ömer Avni, Mahallesi, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:3, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul.

  • Landmark: It is located across tram line no 1 and the funicular, come to the wooden house behind the red petrol station and look for the Istanbul Welcome Card ticket window.

Get directions to the boarding point

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