Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

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72 reviews

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card
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From US$ 54.93 per person

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Skip ticket lines to enter the Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern with a local host (except Hagia Sophia). Benefit from an audio guide for your smartphone and discover these museums at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 3 days
from first activation
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English


  • Benefit from having a flexible ticket
  • Receive skip-the-ticket lines
  • Listen to your audio guide app
  • Save time and money
  • Discover the top attractions efficiently
Full description

After signing up for this experience, your name will be on the list for each of the monuments for 3 days. Be free to visit at the available times, gathering at the meeting points in front of the museums to skip the line with an authorized host. You can choose to visit all 3 museums in 1 day, or the three of them separately on different days. Once inside the museums, get tips on how to discover the museums in the best way.

Afterward, you can stroll through the museums at your own pace as you listen to your audio guide app and explore for as long as you like. If you have any questions about the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Cisterna Basilica, or Istanbul in general, please do not hesitate to ask your host.

  • Hagia Sophia entry
  • Topkapi Palace entry
  • Basilica Cistern entry
  • Audio guide app for the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Spanish, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Turkish
  • Headphones for the audio guide app (please bring your own)
  • Fast Track Entry to the 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

Hagia Sophia Meeting Point: Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card guide (with red flag), at the Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk, and across from the Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace Tour Meeting Point: Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card Tour Guide at the "Topkapi Cafe / Meeting Pub" OUTSIDE Topkapi Palace, across the Carpet Museum. Basilica Cistern Meeting Point: Meet your guide at the Exit Gate of the Basilica Cistern.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace audio guide apps are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, and Turkish
  • You must download the audio guide app before your visit because there is no internet at the museum
  • Audio guide download instructions are contained in your confirmation
  • Hagia Sophia meeting times: Daily at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 3:00 PM. Fridays only at 10:00 AM
  • Topkapi Palace meeting times: Daily except Tuesdays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
  • Basilica Cistern meeting times: Daily except Sundays at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM
  • For 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 clothes and scarves at the entrance. ( Scarf is €1 and body cover is €3 )
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 72 reviews

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The skip-the-line was very useful because there was a very high temperature to stand in line for each attraction at least 2 hours ... we went right in and the guide in English explained the highlights. The combo was perfect because they organized them well with the schedules and therefore we were able to easily see all three. Overall nice experience

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August 11, 2022

The facilities of this provider allow you to see everything on the same day (scheduling) or on several. The information they gave was good and they left free time. In Santa Sofia you had to wait in line and in the rest you didn't. The only bad thing is that getyourguide indicated the guide in a different place and with a different description. The guide was not wearing a red shirt or jacket, he was wearing a red flag of istanbul welcome card.

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August 9, 2022

Not easily recognizable, hard to find on the busy square there are trees and red people everywhere. Explanation very clear and pleasant. Nice that you can spread it over three days. Basilica not so great, little to nothing to see. Recommended for the other Basilica with music and sound play not so far and very nice. Everything else went great!

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 334016