Underground Istanbul Tour with Dr. Feridun Ozgumus

» Istanbul » Istanbul » Istanbul

From $371.06

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Learn more


This tour includes a professional guide who is an archaeologist, made excavations in Istanbul.

Perhaps you were sitting on a Byzantine cistern when you didn't know you were sitting in a cafe in Sultanahmet sipping your coffee. While watching the history on Sultanahmet Square with surprised eyes, you must have walked under these paving stones unaware that contentious car races were held thousands of years ago.

Istanbul is such a magical city that when you took a taxi on the Historical Peninsula and went somewhere, without realizing it, maybe that taxi passed over a Byzantine palace.

- following the trail of a different, unknown, must-see world with its cellars, cisterns, mysterious ancient underground tunnels, dungeons.

- A walk through this magical city, making sure that you are under your feet wherever you step now.

- Come and join to our trip where you will explore the ancient Greek and Roman periods of Istanbul…

What's Included


Proffesional Guide

What's Not Included

Private transportation

WiFi on board

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 5

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is the largest indoor cistern in the city, located on the European side of Istanbulhe cistern was built by the Byzantine emperor I. It was built by Justinian

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Serefiye Sarnici
It was built by Roman Emperor Theodosius II between 428 and 443 to store water supplied by the Valens Aqueduct. The Aqueduct of Valens was redistributed by Theodosius from its original supply to the Nymphaeum, the Baths of Zeuxippus and the Great Palace of Constantinople.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Binbirdirek Cistern, one of the largest cisterns in Istanbul, is one of the structures dating back to the Byzantine period. According to historical sources, the cistern was built in the 4th century, to the west of Sultanahmet Square today. There are 224 columns in total in the cistern built to meet the water needs of the city during the Byzantine period and 212 of these columns have survived to the present day.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

« All Activities

Istanbul activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2023 Istanbul Travel Guide