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Tickets for Hagia Sophia Museum: English Guided Tour

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

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 1 hour
Skip The Line
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
  • 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.

What's included
Skip-the-ticketing-line admission to Hagia Sophia
60-minute English guided tour
Additional info

Istanbul Tourist Pass holders do not pay admission at the Hagia Sophia Museum.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
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!
Opening hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
How to get there
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
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Ratings & reviews
82 Reviews
Mar 5, 2020
The guide was very good with very helpful informations.
Feb 26, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Our tour guide ,Furkan, was very knowledgeable about the hagia Sophia and the history. Kept the tour light and entertaining. Highly recommend!!

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