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Hagia Sophia Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

Istanbul, Turkiye

From $16.26

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Arguably the most popular historical attraction in the city. Come to the museum at your chosen time and get essential information from a guide.
  • Spend as much time in the museum as you like
  • Learn about the Hagia Sophia from your guide
  • Visit the museum when it works for you

What's Included

  • Meet & Greet by official guide
  • Donation fees
  • Essential information
  • Hagia Sophia map
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia
  • Scarf for female visitors

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

Istanbul Welcome Card , Bankalar Caddesi, Bereketzade, Nazlı Han No: 26 D:Kat: 2, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We can not skip the security check
  • Security line at Hagia Sophia can take up to 60 minutes in high season.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have scarf or body cover, you can buy clothes and scarfes at the entrance. ( Scarf is € 1 and body cover is € 3 )

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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15 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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No admission tickets are required
Safwan_S, May 2022
There are no admission tickets required for admission into Hagia Sophia. It is completely free for all nationals. There is no big line to skip as well.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Yes, the Hagia Sophia is since 500 years a mosque and mosques are free. But not the tour guide nor the audio guide.
rojasbolanos, Mar 2022
When we purchased the tour we were not told that the Basilica Cistern was closed for repairs. later we were offered to exchange for a visit to the Binbirdirek Cistern. But on the 10th at 12:30 pm we did not find the guide at the meeting place. She was snowing heavily. We finally found the Cistern but we had to pay the entrance ticket again. A disaster. They should return the amount paid for the failed tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Rojas, Why have you not called our emergency number? Or sent a text message? Regards, Deniz
Not value for money at...
Colin_B, Oct 2021
Not value for money at all and was too rushed Much now not accessible with upper floor closed to visitors
Response from Host, Oct 2021
dear colin, I am very sorry the upper floor was closed for visit. next time you are in istanbul we would like to invite you for a upper visit. how you liked the topkapi palace museum and the cisterne musem? were the audio guides informative? how was the tour with the tour guides? did you enjoy the rooftops and galata walking tours?
VIP entrance Hagia Sophia
MohammedAsim_K, Jan 2020
Would recommend this . Went during off peak season and there wasn’t a big queue for tickets but still had bought vip entrance to skip the line as we were with a young baby . Good English guide , friendly with good sense of humour . Brief explanation for about 30-40 min and we were given time to look around after that .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice, basic intro to Hagia Sophia
AsiaPatricia_V, Nov 2019
My first time to Istanbul I wanted some help and support in going to this huge ancient site. I picked the VIP tickets. They were only a few dollars more than the standard tour. I found the extra information about the building really helpful to know and deepened my experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative Tour
Lucas C, Jul 2019
Really informative guided tour as the guide did a very good job of highlighting the history of the grounds and also did a very good job of highlighting different areas for us to go check out on our own after the guided tour.
Un timo
Javier_E, Jun 2022
En primer lugar, se retrasó 1 hora según nos dijo el guía local. Después no nos canjeó el bono por ninguna entrada (aunque era gratis) y se limitó a dejarnos en la cola general de la entrada. No había entrada prioritaria. Ni bufandas, ni mapas, ni guía ni nada. Un auténtico timo ya que no se nos dio nada. Exigimos la devolución del dinero. Muy mal también viator porque no se puede encontrar donde reclamar y exigir reembolsos.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Javier, nothing what you write is true. Our guide was not late and we always give the scarfs. Beside you many other travellers were in the group who can proof this. Regards, Deniz
Habe mehr erwartet
Andreas H, Oct 2019
War zeitig da, wäre ohne VORBUCHUNG eher in der Hagia Sophia gewesen. Der Guide, Memeth war gut und bemüht, guter Job.


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