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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) Tours and Activities

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Built in 532 as the world’s largest place of worship, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) shifts its identity with the times but never loses its grandeur. Converted from a church to a mosque during the Ottoman era and becoming a museum in 1935, the pink-hued Old City building is one of Istanbul’s don’t-miss attractions.

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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Priority Entry, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Priority Entry, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

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Arguably the most popular historical attraction in the city, you can spend upwards of an hour waiting outside the Hagia Sophia to purchase your ticket. Make the most of your limited time in Istanbul with skip-the-line admission. Come to the museum at your chosen time and get essential information from a guide. Then you’re free to zoom past the long queue and discover the impressive building independently.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.96
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Just Hagia Sophia Tour /Skip The Lines

Just Hagia Sophia Tour /Skip The Lines

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With this tour you can skip the que.You can learn about the Hagia Sophia with our Professional Tour Guide Hagia Sophia Ticket Meeting Point : The tour starts at the right in front of the Hagia Sophia. Our guide will greet you with the GULLİVER TOUR’S Flag Hours : The approximate duration is 45 minutes Everyday :10:00 ,12:00,14:00,16:00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.99
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$5.99

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

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The Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul’s most popular attractions, with the lines to match. Shave off potentially hours of wait time on this skip-the-line guided tour, which lets you jump to the front of the queue for an in-depth introduction to the 1500-year-old Orthodox church-turned-mosque—now a must-see museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.17
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$16.17
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Hagia Sophia Tour with Historian Guide

Hagia Sophia Tour with Historian Guide

Discover the Hagia Sophia with a historian guide, enjoy priority entry with and official Hagia Sophia licensed guide and learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Highlights: ▶ Explore with a Local Historian Guide ▶ See all mosaics, galleries and details inside ▶ Get to know the story of the buildings history Enjoy and learn about the beautiful Hagia Sophia, which was once a church, then a mosque, a museum and now again a mosque. With your local expert guide you will have a detailed look at the architecture, mosaics, construction, the imperial dome, galleries and the decoration from the past and today that tell the story of the Hagia Sophia. After this tour you will know what Hagia Sophia, Constantinople and Istanbul has been about in the last 15 centuries. The Hagia Sophia is the most important Istanbul attraction and visiting this spiritual place is one of the essential things to do in Istanbul.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.74
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.69
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$52.69
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Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

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Behold the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul’s best monuments. You will delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments intertwined history. Not only will you see the beauty of Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque, but explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain. People are limited to 15 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.90
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$47.90
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 1:30pm )

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 1:30pm )

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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.94
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.88
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$59.88
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

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Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Hagia Sophia Group tour

Hagia Sophia Group tour

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Meet with your professional local guide in front of Hagia Sophia and Skip the very long line . . Listen a short history of the Old City then start the Hagia Sophia Tour. . Hagia Sophia museum is The mid point of cultures and religions , the place was used as a Church for 916 years and than turned into a Mosque for 481 years and now a museum ... one can be amazed by the beauty of this wonderful building ... Skip the line and enter the magnificent Hagia Sophia, which is the world’s largest place of worship, built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the tallest dome of one of the largest Christian church in the world.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.99
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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Small Group: Hagia Sophia&Blue Mosque&Grand Bazaar

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Small Group: Hagia Sophia&Blue Mosque&Grand Bazaar

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With a small group of just 15 people or fewer, enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized guide attention on this highlights tour of Istanbul. You'll have plenty of chances to ask questions as you travel around town in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, stopping at sights such as the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.00
$45.00
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth exploration of Istanbul on this full-day or half-day private tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and stroll through the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Visit the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Choose to add Topkapi Palace to a full-day itinerary.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.76
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Private Tour of Hagia Sophia (entrance fee not included)

Private Tour of Hagia Sophia (entrance fee not included)

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Tour of Hagia Sophia with private guide. No que no line. You can book it for any time you want. After 45 minutes tour you can stay longer inside.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch & Tickets

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance at the most popular attractions. Enjoy guided visits to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque; browse the stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar; and tuck into tasty Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.65
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5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

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Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern from your English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.94
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Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!

Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!

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Instead of having huge groups following a guide with a sign, we offer intimate tours with a maximum of 8-10 people. We would all like to learn the facts, but we also tell the stories behind the history. Our English speaking, local leaders -are all professional Tour Guides. -all have a four year university degree in Tour Guiding. -use a conversational style and invite questions to enhance the experience. -don’t take you to the carpet/leather/tile shops unless you ask in advance. -are enthusiastic, reliable, knowledgeable and happy to share their culture. -are licensed tour guides and have priority entry on the museum ticket lines. Save your time and see more! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Hagia Sophia & Blue Mosque&Hippodrome Guided Tours Everyday /No que / No line!

Hagia Sophia & Blue Mosque&Hippodrome Guided Tours Everyday /No que / No line!

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With this Tour u can Skip all the lines And u May learn about the amazing history of the İstanbul During the Tour u May ask any questions Our team Will be ready for your all requieres
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.98
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Discover The Old City of Istanbul In a Half-Day

Discover The Old City of Istanbul In a Half-Day

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Discover ancient sites, religious landmarks and a vibrant Turkish market on a half-day tour of Istanbul’s Old City with a local guide that includes the Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Listen to engaging stories and fascinating history on a personal headset so you won’t miss a word, and get an overview and orientation that’s ideal for first time visitors to the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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Should I book Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) costs USD 5.99. Guided Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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