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Skip the Line: St. Sophia Small-Group Tour

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Duration
4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Learn the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman histories of Istanbul
  • Skip the long lines to the Hagia Sophia
  • Discover the trinkets and souvenirs of the Grand Bazaar
Overview
See the main sights of Istanbul on a 4-hour tour, and skip the long lines to the Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox basilica and later mosque. Learn more about the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman empires, and end in the large, covered Grand Bazaar.
What to Expect
See the most iconic monuments of Istanbul on a 4-hour tour of the historic center. Skip the long lines to the former Greek Orthodox church of the Hagia Sophia, and learn how it later became an imperial mosque before being converted into a city museum in 1935.

Once inside, marvel at ancient artifacts, including mosaics, calligraphic panes and monolithic marbles. Considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the city, the museum is full of rich decorations that tell an amazing history.

Hear anecdotes from the story of Istanbul in the company of your guide as you explore the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman histories of the Old Town. Continue to the Grand Bazaar, and wander the covered lanes of the world’s largest covered market.
What's Included
  • Entrance ticket to the Hagia Sophia
  • Guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point

Meet your guide in front of the Information Desk at the entrance to Hagia Sophia. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• This is a small group tour of no more than 15 participants
Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
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