Hagia Sophia tour with historian guide
Museums

Hagia Sophia tour with historian guide

Availability: Wednesdays to Mondays
Duration: up to 1 hour
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Avoid a 2-hour queue with this convenient skip-the-line ticket
  • Enjoy a 60-minute tour with a local historian guide
  • Discover the complex history of Hagia Sophia
What to expect

The Hagia Sophia is today one of the most important attractions in Istanbul and should not be missed during a visit to the city! Join a 1-hour tour with a certified historian guide to explore the beautiful mosque and understand the relationship between Hagia Sophia, Constantinople and Istanbul in the last 15 centuries.

Learn about the complex history of the impressive Hagia Sophia, which was once a church and today a mosque. With one of the few historian guides available in Istanbul, you will hear detailed stories about the UNESCO world heritage site and discover the architecture, mosaics, construction, the imperial dome, upper galleries and the decoration from the past.

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What's included
  • Fast-track entry
  • Tour with a local historian guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothes and scarves (if needed) 4 Euros
  • Gratuities
Where

Cankurtaran, Ayasofya Meydanı No:5, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Meet your guide, who will be in a red uniform, at the entrance of the Hagia Sophia.

What to remember
  • Appropriate and respectful clothing is required when visiting the Hagia Sophia
  • Women: shorts or skirts must be at least knee-length, no exposed shoulders or chest. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf
  • Men: shorts must be at least knee-length, no exposed shoulders
  • For those who do not meet the required dress code, clothes and scarves can be purchased at the entrance for about four Euros
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When
  • Wednesdays to Mondays at 10.00am
  • Tours do not operate on Tuesdays
  • See calendar for exact available dates
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Provider
Istanbul Welcome Card
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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