Tickets for Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern: Combo Ticket + Audio Guide

See three of Istanbul's top attractions with one easy, fast-access ticket

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What's included

Skip-the-ticket-line admission to the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapı Palace, and the Basilica Cistern
Meet and greet with an official English-speaking guide
Short introduction at each attraction
Audio guide app in 9 languages (for iOS & Android)

What's not included

Audio guide at the Basilica Cistern
Access to the harem section of Topkapı Palace
  • This special combo ticket is valid for three days of exploring the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and the Basilica Cistern
  • Visit all three attractions in one day or over three days, and get a brief intro at each venue from a local, knowledgable guide
  • Download an audio guide before you go for even more details on Istanbul's amazing history and its most famous landmarks

Skip the ticket lines for more sightseeing time at the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and the Basilica Cistern. This time and money-saving combo ticket will let you see it all in three days.

Your three-day pass includes a meet and greet with a trusted local guide, who will give you a short introduction to each attraction. Take your pick of which spectacular venue you'd like to see first, and make your way there without worrying about queues.

The Hagia Sophia is the epitome of Byzantine architecture and an unmissable highlight of Istanbul, while the 15th-century Topkapı Palace was the home of the great sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Pop into the Basilica Cistern to see what's underneath Istanbul's busy streets.

Take on Istanbul's must-dos your way – visit them all in one day, or spread them out across three days and take your time.

Want more info? Download the audio guide on your smartphone and explore for as long as you want!

Hagia Sophia Meeting Point
Cankurtaran, Park İçi Yolu, 34122, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
  • You'll skip ticket lines, but not security lines; this can take 30 mins
  • Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card tour guides in red uniforms at the meeting points (see Additional Info)
  • Your name will be on the list for three days. You can arrive at the meeting points at the first available time. It's possible to visit all three venues in one day, or across three days

Audio guide app download instructions:

  • Download the audio guide app before your visit
  • Available on Google Play or the Apple App Store
  • Search for Istanbul Welcome Card
  • Choose Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace

Starting Times:

  • Hagia Sophia: Daily at 10:00, 10:30 & 11:30
  • Topkapı Palace: Daily except Tuesdays at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00
  • Basilica Cistern: Daily at 12:00, 13:00 & 15:00

Meeting Points:

  • Hagia Sophia: At the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam, next to the newspaper kiosk, across the Hagia Sophia (see map)
  • Topkapı Palace: At the fountain of Sultan Ahmed III (3. Ahmet Cesmesi), across the Carpet Museum, outside the Topkapı Palace
  • Basilica Cistern: At the entrance of the Basilica Cistern
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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