Guided tour

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®

From US$ 18.39 per person

Enter the magnificent Hagia Sophia, which is the world’s largest place of worship, built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the tallest dome of the largest Christian church in the world.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour with a local guide
  • See the great architecture of the Hagia Sophia
  • Learn why it has always been an important monument
Full description

Travel back in time to experience the story of the ancient Hagia Sophia on a guided tour in Istanbul. Trace how this iconic site has transformed over time with a local guide. Uncover stunning details as you explore this architectural gem.

Meet with your professional local guide in front of Hagia Sophia. Hear a short history of the Old City then start the Hagia Sophia tour.  Your guide will explain the mystery of the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires.

Once a church, later a mosque, the Hagia Sophia has always been a precious building for the locals.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Hagia Sophia entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Sultanahmet BusForUs stop in front of the Hagia Sophia. Look out for the red double-decker buses. The guide will have a flag with the Istanbul Tourist Pass logo on it. All children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums as proof of age.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • This attraction cannot be directly accessed by presenting the GetYourGuide voucher. You must attend the guided tour
  • All children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age
  • The visit duration and time can vary depending on the cleaning and disinfectant schedules of the authorities
  • Remember to wear modest clothing (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your own scarf, you can buy one before you enter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1047 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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With the guide, it did help to get in easier even though no one can skip the line for security. Without him, I guessed we wouldn’t know how to do and wait for much longer. Our wait in line was about 1 hour 15 minutes on a Sunday weekend National holiday so it expected to be long lines

October 31, 2022

Historically interesting. Unfortunately, parts of the building are covered after it is used again as a mosque, e.g. the marble floor. We had a really good guide but due to the 1.5 hour wait to get through security, his review became speed talking. However, it is to the guide's credit that we made it through despite the queue.

October 18, 2022

A great guide, fluent English is understandable even by people who cannot understand it at the highest level. A punctual and detailed guide made sightseeing a pleasure, not a chore. A very small group, but we were lucky, only 2 people signed up for a given date and time, so we were only in 4. Great experience, definitely recommend it!

August 21, 2022

Product ID: 192699