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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

Product ID: 210723
Skip the ticket lines at Hagia Sophia and discover the site at your own pace with an audio guide app.
About this ticket
Duration: 90 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the line and enter the legendary Hagia Sophia
  • Explore the iconic building with ease
  • Discover the Hagia Sophia with an audio guide app at your own pace
Full description
Take the shortest way into the legendary Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Choose the time that suits you best, meet your host in front of the museum, and pass the long ticket lines directly to the entrance. You can save up to 2 or 3 hours by not standing in the famous queues. 

You will get a brief orientation about the Hagia Sophia and how to get to the different parts of the building to see the various points of interest. Then, enjoy the building at your own pace, and stay as long as you want.

Be amazed by the size, volume, decoration, and impressive beauty of this iconic structure. Discover the traces of different civilizations, religions, sects, and cultures with a downloadable audio guide.
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Short presentation in English
  • Audio guide app in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Chinese
What’s Not Included
  • Headphones, please bring your own

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Next to the Exit of Hagia Sophia, Cankurtaran Mh., Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet 1-3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul. Your guide will be wearing a red jacket or red t-shirt with the local partner logo.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will skip the ticket lines but you cannot skip the security checkpoint. The security line waiting time can take up to 30-minutes
• The audio guide app is available in 10 different languages
• Download the audio guide app on your smartphone before your visit. Download instructions are written in your confirmation.
• Please note, there is no internet at Hagia Sophia, so you won't be able to download the guide inside
• Once downloaded, you do not need an internet connection to use the app
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very enjoyable tour of Hagia Sophia , the guide (bearded one ) was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions. The guide provided us with a map Prior to tour we found an app from welcome to Istanbul which provides an audio guide - worth downloading to continue your tour after brief introduction

21 January 2020

We went on tour at 31.12. At 9.00. Good sides of the tour are that we didn't need to wait in line and that guide told us about historical facts of Hagia Sophia, what was really interesting. Also, the guide was really funny and made our tour more interesting becouse of that. Also, meeting point was on the exit so we didn't have problem to find our guide

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7 January 2020

Speedy access inside and very informative and entertaining guide

This is definitely worth it as we saved so much time than queuing to buy a ticket in the heat. Once past the security check, there were around 4-5 different areas we stopped while the guide explained. He (Eugel) was very informative and also entertaining and we learnt alot on the history of the Hagia Sophia. Once the tour finishes (around 4 minutes), you're free to wander on your own. I would recommend heading upstairs for the great view you get.

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17 August 2019

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Product ID: 210723