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Hagia Sophia Tickets: Priority Entry, Tour and Audio Guide

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  • Sign on for a part-guided, part-self-guided tour of Istanbul’s revered attraction, Hagia Sophia
  • Skip-the-line entry guarantees you won’t have to while your time away
  • Be greeted by your expert English-speaking tour guide who will guide you through the mosque
  • After a 30-minute guided tour, roam about the Hagia Sophia for as long as you please
  • Make use of your free audio guide, available in 10 languages
  • Admire mosaics, galleries, the dome and wishing column, testaments to the glory of the Byzantine era


  • Skip-the-line entry into Hagia Sophia
  • 30-minute guided tour
  • Audio guide (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese)

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your experience

Admire the coexistence of Byzantine and Ottoman art pieces as you walk your way through the renowned Hagia Sophia. Explore its impressive Dome, featuring 40 windows and the Wishing Column (with rumored healing effects)! Learn about the genius of Byzantine architecture and art with the power of storytelling, thanks to your expert English-speaking tour guide. After a 30-minute guided tour, plug in your personal audio guides (available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese) and explore the museum at your own pace.

Fun fact: Hagia Sophia was once a church, then a mosque, then a museum, and now back to a mosque!

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

  • This ticket is a combination of a skip-the-line ticket for the Hagia Sophia and a downloadable audio guide for your smartphone
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • For this ticket, you are paying for a guided tour. Entry into the attraction is free

Dress Code

  • Appropriate and respectful clothing is mandatory while visiting the Hagia Sophia
  • Women should not wear knee-length shorts, skirts, or clothing with exposed shoulders or chests. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf
  • Men should not wear knee-length shorts or clothing with exposed shoulders
  • Clothes and scarves are available for purchase at the entrance of the attraction
  • Hagia Sophia is under renovation, therefore not all parts of the building are open to the public

Tour Timings

Daily (except Mon): 10 AM, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM


Hagia Sophia: Daily from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM (last admission at 4:00 PM)

Audio Guide Information

  • Download the audio guide app before your visit, because there is no internet at the museum
  • Open the app on your smartphone
  • Search for Istanbul Welcome Card
  • Choose Hagia Sophia and start your experience
  • Do not forget to bring your headphones for your smartphone
  • Our Audio is at present a free version, so visitors have no hassle with downloads or redeeming codes

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Hagia Sophia to your tour guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card tour guide, dressed in red uniform at the entrance of the Hürrem Sultan Hamam.
  • It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk, and across from the Hagia Sophia. If you can not find him please call the emergency number (+ 90 546 911 84 14).
  • Address: Cankurtaran, Park İçi Yolu, 34122 Fatih/ Istanbul.
  • For a better experience download before your tour the free audio guide app
  • Search on the İOS or Android Store for Hagia Sophia Audio Guide by Istanbul Welcome Card

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Tram

  • Nearest tram stop is Sultanahmet, which is a 3-minute walk to the attraction
  • Tram #L1 will get you here


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