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Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour

About Tour:

By joining our Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour, you can skip the line of the museums, save time and get enough information about visiting places. You dont need to spend hours on the line of these museums with our official lisenced istanbul tour guides. As Manolya Tours, we will be glad to assist you for Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour.

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Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour

What’s Included?

  • Private tour Fast Track Basilica Cistern & Topkapi Palace Tour
  • Professional official local tour guide
  • Guide meets you at central hotels or at location
  • 2 hours private english tour
  • Museum Tickets

What is not included?

  • Transportation (from/back to hotel, between sites (unless option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Harem section

Meeting And Pick up

  • You can inform us about meeting place. Our tour guide can meet you at location or at your hotel location.

Basilica Cistern

What To Expect?


The Hippodrome originally was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 and a horse-racing track. But it was not only used for Chariot Races during the Byzantine Empire. They used to organize Court Ceremonies, Coronations and Parades also took place at the Hippodrome, too. But it got its final shape with order of Emperor Constantine the Great in 324.

Blue Mosque (from outside):

Sultanahmet Mosque was built in 1609-1617. It is known as Blue Mosque, but the official name of mosque is Sultanahmet Mosque. There are 21 thousands of blue ceramic tiles adorning the interior of mosque with 260 windows. When the sunlight came in the mosque, it takes blue colour.

Basilica Cistern:

Basilica Cistern was designed to service the Great Byzantine Palace and surrounding buildings. It was able to store up to 100,000 tons of water delivered via 20 km of Aqueducts from a reservoir around Belgrad Forest.

Topkapi Palace:

It was built with the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet who conquered İstanbul in the 15th century. Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayı) is a complex of kiosks and pavilions contained by four courtyards.

Many Ottoman Sultans lived here for 380 years and later on moved to Dolmabahce Palace. It is a museum today and pretty busy during the high season.

If you join one of our Daily Fast Track Topkapi Palace Tours, you can skip the line of the museum and get enough information about the Ottoman Empire and Palace.

Additional Info

  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking. We can change tour starting time according to request.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and 500 tl costs per person. If you want to visit Harem, it will cost you 150 TL more.
  • Basilica Cistern is open everyday. It costs 300 TL per person to visit.
  • We recommend most travelers this Istanbul Tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience, you will receive full refund.
  • When you cancel less than 48 hours before start time, you will not be refunded.
  • If you want any changes less than 48 hours before start time, it will not be accepted.
  • If the tour canceled due to poor weather, we will offer a different date or a full refund.

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