Tickets for Hagia Sophia Museum: English Guided Tour

Flash your smartphone ticket for entry to Hagia Sophia plus a 45-minute tour

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 11:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 11:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 11:00
Monday:  09:00 - 11:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 14:45
Wednesday:  09:00 - 11:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 11:00
Duration
45 minutes
Highlights
  • Enter the Hagia Sophia quickly with your smartphone ticket, and enjoy a 45-minute English guided tour
  • Explore the eighth wonder of the world and the epitome of stunning Byzantine architecture
  • Witness the enormous floating domed roof and wander the gigantic nave
Description

If you have time for just one cultural 'must-see' in Istanbul, make it the Hagia Sophia. This towering masterpiece of Byzantine architecture is truly one of the world's most breathtaking buildings.

The Hagia Sophia has served many roles, from a Greek Orthodox cathedral to an Ottoman mosque, and now lives on as a secular museum. Explore the eighth wonder of the world with a knowledgeable guide and reflect on remnants from each spiritual incarnation.

After you've finished standing in awe at the building's striking exterior, your local English-speaking guide will blow your mind even more with stories of the art and architecture within.

Marvel at a beautiful blend of Christian and Islamic aesthetics, and be wowed by the monumental dome that appears to float above the ceiling. The effect is caused by a ring of windows along the base of the dome, which together scatter light around the stunning central nave.

It's a Turkish delight that every culture lover should experience.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
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What's included
Skip-the-ticketing-line admission to Hagia Sophia
45-minute English guided tour
Instructions
1
Big Bus, Sultanahmet Park
Binbirdirek Mh., Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
2
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
  • Meet your guide at the Big Bus stop next to Sultanahmet park (see map) and show them your smartphone ticket
  • You can only enter the museum with your tour guide, so don't go to Hagia Sophia by yourself
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your chosen tour, latecomers can't be waited for!
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Reviews
Jul 17, 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable. He took our thoughts from pre-history to current day including dates and people of note. He gave us information on how we could extend our visit at our leisure.
Jul 6, 2019
Very nice tour with lots of information you would never be able to know if you visit without a guide. The guide knew everything about this beautiful building. Worth the little extra money!
Jun 25, 2019
Johnny was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and speaks excellent English!
May 26, 2019
Excellent
May 22, 2019
AmaZing guide
Apr 9, 2019
Very nice tour!
Jun 11, 2019
Buena, pero comprando en el sitio se consigue lo mismo a mjor precio.
May 12, 2019
Sehr netter und kompetenter Guide. Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall im Vorfeld mit Führung zu buchen. Kein Schlangestehen beim Einlass und die kompetente Führung, top.
May 11, 2019
Top
May 7, 2019
Superbe visite, très instructive et interactive.

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