Skip the ticket lines at the Basilica and Topkapi, and visit Hagia Sophia with a guide. Enjoy highlight tours, stay inside as long as you want, and benefit from an audio app.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
- Valid 3 days
- from first activation
- Skip the ticket line
- Live tour guide
- Audio guide included
Select participants and date
• Basilica Cistern Tour: Meet your guide at the exit of Basilica Cistern. Tour times: Daily at 10:30 AM (except Tuesdays), 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:15 PM • Topkapi Palace tour: Meet your guide at the Topkapi Cafe Meeting Hub just in front of the main gate of the palace on the left side (before the security line). Tour times: Daily except Tuesday at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM • Hagia Sophia tour: Daily at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 3:00 PM (Except Fridays) • Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card guide with a red flagOpen in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
Know before you go
- Download the audio guide app on your smartphone before your visit. Download instructions are included in your confirmation
- You'll skip the ticket line but not the security check line. The security line waiting time at Topkapi Palace can be up to 15 minutes. The security line waiting time at Basilica Cistern can be up to 15 minutes. The security line at Hagia Sophia can be up to 60 minutes in high season
- At the Hagia Sophia, 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 a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf for €1 and a body cover for €3)
- After booking your experience, your name will be on the admission list for each of the monuments for 3 days