Tickets for Hagia Sophia Museum: English Guided Tour

Flash your smartphone ticket for entry to Hagia Sophia plus a 60-minute tour

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
1 hour
  • Enter the Hagia Sophia quickly with your smartphone ticket, and enjoy a 60-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

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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What's included
Skip-the-ticketing-line admission to Hagia Sophia
60-minute English guided tour
Big Bus, Sultanahmet Park
Binbirdirek Mh., Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
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
Ratings & reviews
71 Reviews

Jan 9, 2020
It was great, the guide was knowledgeable.
Jan 3, 2020
The tour guide Jan was very knowledgable and gave us a very good explanation of the tour visit location
Jan 2, 2020
It was great. We really enjoyed Farak ? Our tour guide!

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