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Skip the line Hagia Sophia Tickets + Smartphone Audio Guide

4.5
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
Guided Tour

highlights

  • Discover the worshipped Hagia Sophia at your own pace with this self-guided tour
  • Skip-the-line entry ensures you won’t have to wait around in line all-day
  • Download the audio-guided tour on your smartphone and head right in
  • Travel back in time and soak up the glory of the Byzantine era
  • Take in the mosaics, galleries, the impressive dome, and the wishing column

inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry into Hagia Sophia
  • Downloadable audio guide

exclusions

  • Guided tour
  • Headphones

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Dive deep into the history and legend stories of Istanbul’s worshipped Hagia Sophia with skip-the-line access. This engaging self-guided tour will begin at the main entrance of the museum, so ensure you have the app downloaded and ready to go. Admire the peaceful coexistence of Byzantine and Ottoman art pieces as you walk your way through the elaborate museum. 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.

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

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
  • There is no internet connection available at the attraction. Please download the app prior to your visit
  • You can only download this app on an Android or iOS smartphone. The audio guide is not compatible with Windows, iPhone 5/5C or older or iPod Touch 5th generation or older. A storage space of 150 MB is required on your phone
  • The tour is designed to start at the main entrance of the Hagia Sophia, so ensure you start the audio guide when you get there
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users

Audio Guide App (iOS & Android) Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese

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)

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
  • 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

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the attraction: Hagia Sophia (Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey)

Get Directions to the Redemption 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

By Bus

  • Nearest bus stop is Sultanahmet, a 1-minute walk to the attraction
  • Buses #IST-20 will get you here

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date selected during checkout

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