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Underground Istanbul

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7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



Any Languages


With Underground Istanbul Tour, discover the underground history of the city. Visit the Basilica Cistern, the remains of Palace of Botaneiates. Then  the Museum of Great Palace Mosaics, Eresin Crown Hotel (basement), Hippodrom Sphendon and Hippodrom Cistern. Explory of Nakkaş Rugs & Textiles (basement) and Başdoğan Rugs & Textiles (basement). Digging out the Binbirdirek Cistern, Theodosius Cistern, Soğanağa Business Center (basement) and Antik Hotel (basement). Also Çukurçeşme Han, the Sultan Cistern and open air Aspar Cistern (Some of the indicated buildings will be seen from outside).

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  • The Basilica Cistern
  • The remains of Palace of Botaneiates
  • The Museum of Great Palace Mosaics
  • Hippodrom Sphendon and Hippodrom Cistern
  • The Binbirdirek Cistern
  • Theodosius Cistern
  • The Sultan Cistern
  • Open air Aspar Cistern


  • All entrances fees to the historical sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional guide fluent in language of choice
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Beverages

Tour's Location

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What’s the difficulty level of this tour?
The difficulty level of the tour is low. We’ll be stopping every once in a while to listen to our guide and to take pictures.
Are there any unavailable days for this tour?
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. So Mondays and Tuesdays are unavailable for this tour. (During summer Hagia Sophia is open on Mondays unless otherwise specified by the museum management.)
What to wear for the tour?
We recommend comfortable shoes and in the mosques and religious buildings modest clothes for men and women. Also it is recommended to carry a scarf for women in the religious buildings.
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