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Historian Guided Tour of Hagia Sophia

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1 hr
Guided tour

highlights

  • Sign on for a part-guided, part-self-guided tour of Istanbul’s revered attraction, Hagia Sophia.

  • Be greeted by your expert English-speaking tour guide who will guide you through the mosque.

  • After a 1-hour guided tour, roam about the Hagia Sophia for as long as you please.

  • Admire mosaics, galleries, the dome and wishing column, testaments to the glory of the Byzantine era.

inclusions

  • 1-hour English guided tour by a historian

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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 historian tour guide. After a 1-hour long guided tour, feel free to 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

Important Information

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

  • With this ticket, you are paying for a guided tour. Entry into the attraction is free.

  • Note- There will be a mandatory security check before entering the attraction and guests should expect a considerable wait time.

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): 10am, 10:30am & 11:30am.

Timings

Hagia Sophia: Daily from 9am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm).

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly. You need not print your voucher.

  • Please display your voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your host who will escort you.

  • Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to check-in.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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