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Great way to visit the highlights of Istanbul

Great way to visit the highlights of Istanbul and skip the long queues. The guide was also really professional and had a great knowledge of the places' history and culture. The attractions included in this tour are pretty close to one another, within walking distance. You should know that you meet the guide at the meeting point, visit one place, then the guide gives you some free time (usually it's 15-20 minutes) and then meet the guide again at the meeting point in order to visit the next place (because not all the people who buy this pass will come and visit all the places, so there are always new people that the guide needs to meet with). We didn't realize this at first, but as mentioned previously, all the places included in this pass are within walking distance from one another, so this is fine.

Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass Reviewed by Andreea, 21/02/2019

Fast and convenient access to the Cistern and detailed guided tour

The meeting point is very clear then a quick visit to the Basilica Cistern. The guided tour was at 3 different points inside the cistern and the guide was detailed and informative, the tour took about 30 min then we were left on our own to explore further or leave. The cistern is not too large so spent about 20 mins walking around and taking some photos. This ticket definitely saves time as there was a decent line for the general admission tickets.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 17/08/2019

The sites you see are pretty darn awesome

We had a great time with the tour, there where a few areas of knowledge the tour guide seemed a bit lacking (maybe we was the first to ask those questions! Or maybe a misunderstanding) but was courteous and professional and in general enjoyed every moment of it. However it would of been nice to have more of a tour of the bazar than left in it but still I feel it was value for money and would do again also the fast track was incredibly convent.

A very interesting and unusual experience.

The guide took us underground to see the cistern which is no longer in use but was used as a water reservoir for Istanbul for many centuries. We can only marvel at the ability of people all those centuries ago to bring water to Istanbul from outlying areas and provide the city with a water supply. We saw the Medusa heads and heard the legends about Medusa.

Spoilt by unnecessary and irrelevant photo corner.

It was great to skip the line. Well organised and easy to book on my phone. Our guide was very good. The Basilica was amazing but the atmosphere was seriously degraded by the unnecessary tacky area where tourists could dress up in costume for photographs. Slinging that outside would improve the experience by a mile.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 22/07/2019