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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Highlights Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Highlights Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 14.71 per person

Visit Hagia Sophia with an official guide. Continue exploring the site at your own pace with an audio guide. Expand your knowledge and listen to the informative commentary.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Audio guide included


  • Experience the legendary Hagia Sophia
  • Listen to informative commentary by audio guide
  • Explore the iconic building at your own pace
  • Admire the lavish interior and fascinating architecture
  • Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Polish, Russian, Italian, Spanish Audio Guide
Full description

Take the shortest way into the legendary Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Choose the time that suits you best, meet your guide at the entrance of Hagia Sophia, and enter together. Enjoy a highlights tour and learn all the interesting facts about the building with an audio guide.

Be amazed by the size, volume, decoration, and impressive beauty of this iconic structure. Discover the traces of different civilizations, religions, sects, and cultures with a downloadable audio guide.

Expand your knowledge about how to get to the different parts of the building to see the various points of interest. After your guided tour, stay and enjoy the building at your own pace and for as long as you want.

  • Guide
  • Audio guide app in 10 languages
  • Fast Track Entry to Hagia Sophia
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet across the entrance of Hagia Sophia, next to Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk. Your Istanbul Welcome Card guide will be wearing a red jacket or red T-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Not all parts of the building are open due to renovation
  • Download the audio guide app on your smartphone before your visit. Download instructions are included in your confirmation
  • There is no internet at Hagia Sophia, so you won't be able to download the guide inside
  • Once downloaded, you do not need an internet connection to use the app
  • 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 )
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 184 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization

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We took this tour so as not to stand in line, it was February and there was no queue (Exactly at the stated time, the guide came, something didn’t work at the gate, another guide quickly came. The audio guide is weak, sometimes nonsense. Excursion in English, we went by ourselves, but met our guide and I asked a few things.

February 28, 2020

Great experience with the guide. Yucel explained to us well with English spoken slowly and clearly for people like me who use it, but it's not at the highest level. It allowed me to have knowledge of historical and religious aspects and sometimes even nice ones in reference to a mosque of such great value. And then when a guide manages to convey his passion to you, the experience becomes unforgettable. Well done!

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February 10, 2020

Very enjoyable tour of Hagia Sophia , the guide (bearded one ) was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions. The guide provided us with a map Prior to tour we found an app from welcome to Istanbul which provides an audio guide - worth downloading to continue your tour after brief introduction

January 21, 2020

Product ID: 210723