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Hagia Sophia Tickets: Skip the Line + Historian Guided Tour

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highlights

  • Discover the wondrous Hagia Sophia, a revered attraction in Istanbul
  • Skip-the-line access allows you to walk right in, saving up to 2 hours of your time
  • An hour-long tour from a historian guide guarantees you’ll learn and have fun simultaneously
  • Soak up elements from the Byzantine era like its mosaics and galleries
  • By the end of your tour, you’ll know all about Hagia Sophia, Constantinople and Istanbul’s history

inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of Hagia Sophia
  • Skip-the-line entry into Hagia Sophia
  • Expert English-speaking historian guide

flexible cancellation policy

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

your experience

Discover Istanbul’s world-famous Hagia Sophia , a must-visit for first-timers in Istanbul. This church-turned-mosque-turned-museum has much to offer, from cultural, historical and visual standpoints. Learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires with the aid of your expert English-speaking historian guide. Watch the architecture, mosaics, construction, the imperial dome, upper galleries and the decoration from the past tell you the story of Hagia Sophia today!

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 tour is not suitable for wheelchair users

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

Timings

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

Tour Timings

Wed-Sun at 10:00 AM

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.
  • Your guide will hand over the scarf for female visitors and together you start exploring this legendary building

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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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This ticket is valid for the date selected during checkout

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