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Knowledgeable tour guide and smooth operation

My brother and I went in early February and the line was not too long. However, it felt great to skip the whole line and get into Hagia Sofia directly. If you walk in by yourself, you will simply think that it looks nice. However, with the tour guide's explanation, you can actually learn about the long history of Istanbul and it is truly fascinating. I highly recommend others to do this tour instead of just visiting the place since you get to learn so much. Also, the whole process was very smooth and the tour guide was very friendly!

Hagia Sophia: Skip-the-Line Ticket with Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 11/02/2019

One of the best guided experiences I have ever had!

This guided walk was the highlight of my visit to Istanbul. The enthusiasm and flexibility of the guide were genuinely commendable. I could not have asked for a more committed guide, we set off at 0900 and finished at about 1800. We walked, rode in trams, the funicular (cable) cars, sat and drank tea among the old Turkish men, visited the Hagia Sophia Mosque, drank coffee at the Federal Galata coffee shop and walked through large bazaars and markets. Interestingly, one of the more memorable things we did was to explore several Han. These are two or three storey buildings, which house small workshops for artisans. If you are thinking about a visit to Istanbul, then I wholeheartedly recommend using this organisation. Also, despite the world political situation, I found Istanbul to be a safe city, where no more than the usual security issues of travelling seemed to exist.

Should not be missed. Excellent experience.

This was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to all tourists. I would suggest to have booking well in advance to get front row seats.

It was a incredible experience thatweI will never forget. Wow!

I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. We learned so much. He really listened to our interests. He took us to local reputable locations that we could trust. I'm a photographer so he gave us great locations for my photos. Two days of of total safe fun. He was kind and considerate of our needs. We not only learned about Istanbul, we have a new friend. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable. We recommend this tour to everyone.

Great tourguide constantly gave us additional info.

Our tourguide was very informed and informative - best 1 we had whilst in Turkey!