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2-Hour VIP Private Guided Tour of Hagia Sophia

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hagia Sophia, on a private tour. Discover its religious history, mosaics, and frescoes with an expert guide!


  • On this tour, unveil the secrets of Hagia Sophia which was once a church and is now a mosque – one of the most revered in the country.

  • With a small group of just 8 people, observe features like the massive dome, the Imperial door featuring Byzantine architecture, and intricate minarets.

  • Get personalized insights and commentary along with tips on how to explore Istanbul from your expert multilingual guide.

  • Fun Fact: The massive dome of Hagia Sophia was once considered an engineering marvel, and it remained the largest dome in the world for almost 1000 years!


  • 2-hour VIP tour of Hagia Sophia

  • Expert multilingual guide

  • Private group (up to 8 people)

cancellation policy

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

Masterpieces To Keep An Eye Out For

Hagia Sophia is a true masterpiece of architecture and design, with stunning mosaics, frescoes, and other intricate details that have been preserved for centuries. Walk with your expert multilingual guide through galleries and the upper levels of the building. You can choose among English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German language options. With a small group size of 8 people, take your time admiring the soaring dome, the intricate minarets, and the beautiful decorations that adorn every inch of the interior. From the stunning Christ Pantocrator in the main dome to the mesmerizing Deesis mosaic in the upper gallery, every corner is filled with artistic and spiritual wonders.

Discover The Mosque's Rich History and Significance

Learn about the rich history of the Hagia Sophia from its origins as a 6th-century church built by Emperor Justinian to its conversion into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in the 15th century. After your tour, your guide will offer personalized tips on how to explore the city of Istanbul and discover its hidden gems. From the bustling markets of the Grand Bazaar to the tranquil gardens of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul is a city full of surprises and wonders.

Important Information

  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

  • Please expect a security wait time of 1 hour at the entrance of the venue during the high season.

  • Strict Dress Code: Please wear modest clothing with arms and legs covered. Women must cover their hair with a scarf.

  • If you forget to bring your own scarf, you may buy one at the entrance for 2€.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your Guide at Yeşil Ev (Green House).

  • Address: Cankurtaran, Kabasakal Cd. D:5, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye.

  • Landmark: Located on a side street in Sultanahmet Square, close to Derviş Cafe between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Sultanahmet bus stop. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus #121CS to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Sultanahmet. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram #T1 to get you there.

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