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  2. Istanbul
  3. Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia: Ticket and Guided Tour with a Historian

Product ID: 192956
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Discover the legendary Hagia Sophia in a time-efficient way. Use Fast-Track entrance, then get the real sense of the building's history and architecture from a local specialist. Finally, enjoy the monumental building at your own pace.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
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 lines with fast track entrance
  • Enjoy a detailed explanation from a specialist about the building's history
  • See all the mosaics, galleries, and details available inside
  • Learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires
Full description
Enjoy fast-track entry and skip-the-line access to this beautiful building which was once a church, then a mosque and now a museum. Meet your historian guide and take a detailed look at the architecture, the events, and characters, the decoration from the past and today that tell the story of the Hagia Sophia.

During the tour, you will learn about the history in the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Then take a look at the construction of the building and the Imperial dome, the traces of the centuries on the building's striking details. Walk through the upper galleries and marvel at the mosaics and masterpieces.
  • Fast Track Entrance ticket to Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hagia Sophia Museum Gates, Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. 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
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Enjoy skip the line tickets and get to the front of the queue with your guide
• The security check-point cannot be skipped
• Waiting at the security check point will take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes. and depends on the visitor volume
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 11 reviews
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Product ID: 192956