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  2. Istanbul
  3. Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Fast-Track Admission with a Licensed Guide

Product ID: 210723
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Skip the long lines and enter Hagia Sophia with a local guide who will give you a brief introduction and orientation tips. Explore the monument on your own and awe at the architectural miracles and the beautiful remains of the wall frescoes inside.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the line and enter the legendary Hagia Sophia
  • Get a brief introduction and orientation tips from your local guide
  • Access the galleries upstairs and take beautiful photographs of the main area below
Full description
Take the shortest way into the legendary Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Choose the time that suits you best, meet your guide 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 30 minutes orientation about the long history of Hagia Sophia and how to get to the different parts of the building to see the different pieces. Then, you can enjoy the building at your own pace. You can finish a book inside or just have a quick glance on its impressive beauty. 

Hagia Sophia will stun you with its size, volume, and decoration as it has been doing since the times of the Roman Empire. It bears the traces of different ages, religions, sects, and cultures. You will not regret visit this timeless glory.
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • 30-minute guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Gratuities

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
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• You will skip the ticket lines with your guide but you cannot skip the security checkpoint, where the wait depends on visitor volume and can take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes
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Product ID: 210723