Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Museum Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Museum Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

From $12.04 per person

Discover one of Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks, the Hagia Sophia, on this guided tour. Admire the architecture of this impressive monument and learn about its rich-history as a former Greek Orthodox cathedral and an Ottoman Imperial mosque.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a tour of the famous Hagia Sophia with an expert guide
  • Learn about the building's rich-history, dating back to 537 AD
  • Discover the many religious uses of the building
  • Admire the Hagia Sophia's stunning Byzantine architecture
Full description
Meet your friendly guide outside the Hagia Sophia and begin your guided tour of this iconic landmark. Learn about the building’s rich history, which dates back to the 537 AD, the beginning of the Middle Ages. Hear about the design and construction of the Hagia Sophia, which is said to have changed the history of architecture. The building was an engineering marvel at the time, and particularly famous for its massive dome. As you listen to your guide’s fascinating insight, admire the impressive Byzantine architecture and stunning interior. Learn about the building’s many uses throughout the years from its time as a Greek Orthodox cathedral, Roman Catholic cathedral, and mosque during the Ottoman era.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hagia Sophia entry fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of the Hagia Sophia Basilica Museum, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. They will be holding a turquoise flag.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour is operated in English only
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