Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

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67 reviews

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card
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From US$ 54.96 per person

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Skip ticket lines to enter the Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern with a local host (except Hagia Sophia). Benefit from an audio guide for your smartphone and discover these museums at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 3 days
from first activation
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English


  • Benefit from having a flexible ticket
  • Receive skip-the-ticket lines
  • Listen to your audio guide app
  • Save time and money
  • Discover the top attractions efficiently
Full description

After signing up for this experience, your name will be on the list for each of the monuments for 3 days. Be free to visit at the available times, gathering at the meeting points in front of the museums to skip the line with an authorized host. You can choose to visit all 3 museums in 1 day, or the three of them separately on different days. Once inside the museums, get tips on how to discover the museums in the best way.

Afterward, you can stroll through the museums at your own pace as you listen to your audio guide app and explore for as long as you like. If you have any questions about the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Cisterna Basilica, or Istanbul in general, please do not hesitate to ask your host.

  • Hagia Sophia entry
  • Topkapi Palace entry
  • Basilica Cistern entry
  • Audio guide app for the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Spanish, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Turkish
  • Headphones for the audio guide app (please bring your own)
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Hagia Sophia Meeting Point: Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card guide (with red flag), at the Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk, and across from the Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace Tour Meeting Point: Look for the guide dressed in red at the III Fountain of Sultan Ahmet, outside Topkapi Palace, across next to the Carpet Museum. Basilica Cistern Meeting Point: Meet your guide at the Exit Gate of the Basilica Cistern.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace audio guide apps are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, and Turkish
  • You must download the audio guide app before your visit because there is no internet at the museum
  • Audio guide download instructions are contained in your confirmation
  • Hagia Sophia meeting times: Daily at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 3:00 PM. Fridays only at 10:00 AM
  • Topkapi Palace meeting times: Daily except Tuesdays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
  • Basilica Cistern meeting times: Daily except Sundays at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM
  • For the Hagia Sophia women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy clothes and scarves at the entrance. ( Scarf is €1 and body cover is €3 )
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

based on 67 reviews

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Not easily recognizable, hard to find on the busy square there are trees and red people everywhere. Explanation very clear and pleasant. Nice that you can spread it over three days. Basilica not so great, little to nothing to see. Recommended for the other Basilica with music and sound play not so far and very nice. Everything else went great!

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May 30, 2022

The great advantage of the COMBO ticket is the individual selection of the tour of the facility. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The visit to the Basilica Cistern was a huge disappointment, in fact the lack of it, because the facility is closed until 10.2021. We were not informed about this fact by GYG at the time of purchasing the tickets ... Strange and unprofessional.

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August 18, 2021

in reality the skip the line is not very useful because in the period in which we went (January 2020) there was not so much tourist flow, so you could easily enter with little line. however the guides that we found thanks to the purchase of the package were all very good and they accompanied us at the beginning of each journey, they explained everything to us and then they let us visit according to our times. we were satisfied.

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January 19, 2020

Product ID: 334016