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Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

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Travel back in time to the Byzantine era and discover Hagia Sophia, one of the most important attractions of Istanbul.


  • Delve deep into the complex history of Hagia Sophia, one of the legendary mosques of Istanbul
  • Walk alongside an expert tour guide who will spill intriguing facts and details about the monument
  • Learn how the biggest church built by the East Roman Empire was turned into a mosque and then a museum
  • Witness the beautiful architecture and intricate details that adorn its dome
  • From the awe-striking galleries to the Ottoman tombs, you’ll see it all
  • This is an English-guided tour


  • Entry into Hagia Sophia
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide


  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & drinks

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before the schedule

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Welcome to Hagia Sophia, the meeting point of two major religions of the world - Christianity, and Islam. Originally a church, it was later turned into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.and finally a museum where it proudly showcases its unique history in multiple ways. From the beautiful galleries typical of Constantinopolitan church planning to the Ottoman tombs, each and every feature of this masterpiece tells us the story of its alluring past. Follow around your English-speaking tour guide, who will expertly navigate your way through the massive monument. Gaze up at its intricate dome, the decorations and multiple iconoclasms, and outstanding architecture! Hagia Sophia has been a major part of Istanbul’s cultural fabric in both ancient and modern times, and is a must-visit when in the city.

know before you go

COVID Safety Measures

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Travel requirements: Guests must bring their own headphones
  • Guests are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guests will get a mandatory temperature check

Important Information

  • Since it is a religious place, women are requested to wear clothes that cover their arms and head
  • While photography is allowed, all visitors are requested to refrain from turning on flash and using bulky accessories like tripods
  • Since this tour involves a lot of walking, all visitors are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is an English guided tour


  • Daily: 9am to 5pm
  • May be closed during prayer times as it is a place of religious worship

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your tickets at the Big Bus stop in front of the Hagia Sophia
  • Address: Cankurtaran, Atmeydanı Cd. No:5, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • You will find your guide holding a white Istanbul Tourist Pass flag for easy recognition

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

  • The closest tram stop is Sultanahmet, a 3-minute walk to the meeting point
  • Tram #T1 will get you here


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