Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

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Enter the magnificent Hagia Sophia, which is the world’s largest place of worship, built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the tallest dome of the largest Christian church in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour with a local guide
  • See the great architecture of the Hagia Sophia
  • Learn why it has always been an important monument
Full description
Meet with your professional local guide in front of Hagia Sophia. Hear a short history of the Old City then start the Hagia Sophia Tour.  Your guide will explain the mystery of the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been a precious building. 
Includes
  • Entry to Hagia Sophia
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Free time at the monument
  • Transport to or from the meeting point
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Sultanahmet BigBus stop in front of the Hagia Sophia.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, this attraction cannot be directly accessed by presenting the GetYourGuide voucher. You must attend the guided tour.
  • All children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the visit duration and time can vary depending on the cleaning and disinfectant schedules of the authorities
  • Remember to wear modest clothing (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your own scarf, you can buy one before you enter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 774 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5
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The tour was amazing! Our guide Oguz Ates was very educated, fluently speaking English, explained the history and all details in very interesting way! Thanks a lot! We were lucky to be only 2 persons in group, maybe because of low tourist winter season. The tour was very nice and interesting!! Don’t shy to buy the tour via GetYourGuide, everything is well organized! Even if you are lost and can’t find the meeting point, you can call the company and they help with everything!

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February 15, 2021

I can now justify that this was a good tour I booked beforehand. I am a new user to get your guide and very skeptic of online tour and booking. However I decided to go for it. The booking procedure was very simple and easy. On the day of the tour we arrived ahead of time and got a little confused with finding the meeting. however the confusion was only caused since we asked helped from other people/ vendors on the street. The mentioned street address is not be to followed but rather what the operator has written about the meeting point. Furkan was our guide. He was a very eligible guide, with patience and knowledge. He took us through every small nook and corner of the museum which I am for sure I would have missed out if I was visiting by myself. He was more than friendly to give us extra tips and advices for touring around in Istanbul. This tour gave us so much more insight into the historical Haga Sophia. Very very satisfied and highly recommended.

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March 12, 2020

The timetable was as scheduled . The ticket confirmation from the guide was as scheduled . Our guide ( Furkan ) , was kind , smiley and always tried to keep us alert and happy ! It is a nice 1 hour tour with many information about the temple history and with the guide available to answer any questions . It is a recommended activity .

March 3, 2020

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