Hagia Sophia: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour


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The story of Hagia Sophia, the wonder of the world, full of legends. Hagia Sophia is among the most important monuments in the history of world architecture that have survived to the present day. It constitutes an important place in the art world in terms of its architecture, magnificence, size and functionality.

About this activity

  • Tour Duration: 1 Hour
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: FREE Cancellation
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Skip the ticket line: Yes
  • Things to do in Istanbul Daily tours and Excursions in Istanbul
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish , German
  • Tour ID: 340
  • Departure Location: Istanbul

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  • Hagia Sophia: the lord of structures
  • A great structure and a great splendor
  • A wonderful history
  • Lord of the centuries

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Hagia Sophia tour for small groups with a professional Istanbul tourist guide

Book your private guide for Hagia Sophia Istanbul and Do not waste time in the long queue to enter Hagia Sophia!

This tour is conducted with a minimum of 5 people. The group can be less than 5 people, but the payment amount is a minimum of 5 people in any case.

Hagia Sophia is a magnificent building that challenges centuries!

Once church, then mosque, then museum A masterpiece of architectural history.

Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia), with its innovative architecture, rich history, religious significance and extraordinary characteristics, has been fighting against time for hundreds of years. It is the largest Eastern Roman church in Istanbul. Three churches were built at the same location, the oldest and fastest built cathedral in the world. The breathtaking dome image hangs in the air, the monolithic marble columns and unparalleled mosaics are one of the wonders in the history of world architecture.

It would not be wrong to call Hagia Sophia the master of the structures.

Hagia Sophia, which is the largest church built by the Eastern Roman Empire in Istanbul and built three times in the same place and means “Holy Wisdom”, served as the cathedral as the largest church of the capital, where the rulers were crowned throughout the Byzantine Empire since the 5th century.

Emperor Justinianos ordered the most beautiful architectural pieces to be collected for use in Hagia Sophia, by sending news to all provinces to make Hagia Sophia more spectacular and flashy. Columns and marbles used in this structure; It was brought from the ancient city ruins in Anatolia and Syria, such as Aspendos, Ephesus, Baalbek and Tarsus.

All surfaces except the marble covered walls of Hagia Sophia are decorated with beautiful mosaics. Gold, silver, glass, terracotta and colored stones were used to make the mosaics.

Your professional licensed guide will be waiting for you with Vigo Tours logo in front of Hagia Sophia. Here, your guide will first give you a brief historical information about Istanbul and then quickly take you into Hagia Sophia without waiting for the long queue. This entrance is the fast travel agency entrance door, it is entered only with a licensed tourist guide.

Your guide in Aya sofia will continue to inform you about this extraordinary structure. Total guidance time can be approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. You will also have free time in the Hagia Sophia museum. You will be amazed by this magnificent structure that is unique in the world.

Tour program for Hagia Sophia tour for small groups with a professional Istanbul tourist guide

Hagia Sophia, the lord of the buildings!
Hagia Sophia is a most valuable places "must seen" of the world!

The tour is made with a minimum of 5 people. Tourist guide is possible in any language, but there will be only one guide per group. There is no pick-up service for the tour, the tour starts with a meeting with the guide in front of Hagia Sophia. The tour duration is 1 hour and includes only the Hagia Sophia visit.

  • Meeting with the guide in front of Hagia Sophia at the specified time
  • Tour starts with a brief history of Istanbul
  • Fast access to Hagia Sophia without waiting for a queue
  • Guidance in Hagia Sophia
  • Free time in Hagia Sophia
  • End of the tour and time to good bye

Price included

  • Express Entry Ticket (without queuing)
  • Guidance
  • Free time in Hagia Sophia
  • Food and drink
  • Pick-up and transfer from hotel

Know before you go

Pick Up Place

Hotel pick-up and drop-off service is not available on this tour. The tour begins with a meeting with the guide in front of Hagia Sophia and includes only Hagia Sophia's visit and guidance.

Pick up Point

In front of Hagia Sophia

Important information

Hagia Sophia tour for small groups with professional istanbul tour guide

Please write to us for your requests for guided Istanbul tours for small groups in any language!

The tour ticket issued by Vigo Tours to enter Hagia Sophia is not an adequate document. It is absolutely necessary to meet the tour guide to enter Hagia Sophia.

It is obligatory for children to present a passport at the entrance to Hagia Sophia.

Tour ends in front of Hagia Sophia.

The tour is for small group with minimum 5 people. If you are less than 5 people you can still book the tour with paying 5 people.


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Başlangıç: 01/01/2020 Bitiş: 31/12/2020

Location Child 03-06 Child 00-02 Adult 7+
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Başlangıç: 01/01/2021 Bitiş: 31/12/2021

Location Child 03-06 Child 00-02 Adult 7+
Istanbul € 5.00 € 0 € 20.00

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