Enter the majestic Hagia Sophia, the biggest temple of worship in the world, which was constructed in 532 AD by Emperor Justinian. Take a guided tour of the largest Christian church in the world to see its tallest dome.

Key Highlights

  • Take a guided tour across the majestic Hagia Sophia with a guide educated on the complex history of the structure
  • Marvel at the Hagia Sophia's magnificent architecture
  • Find out why it has long been a significant landmark

About Hagia Sophia Guided Tour

On a guided tour in Istanbul, relive history as you learn about the illustrious past of the magnificent Hagia Sophia. With the help of a local expert, see how this important archeological structure has housed different religious beliefs and cultural facets . The 1,500-year-old World Heritage landmark has served as the contentious religious hub of both Christian and Muslim regimes. Explore this architectural wonder to uncover its intricate historical and visual details.

 In front of Hagia Sophia, meet with your knowledgeable local guide. After hearing a brief history of the Old City, the Hagia Sophia Tour begins. Learn about The majestic Hagia Sophia's mysteries, a significant landmark for both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Hagia Sophia has always been a priceless structure. It was once a church, then a mosque, and a museum in the Turkish Republic. Walk through this historic structure and graze through the timeline of this pristine country.


  • Entry to Hagia Sophia
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Free time at the monument


  • Transport to or from the meeting point
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Pets are not allowed on the Hagia Sophia tour.
  • The Hagia Sophia tour begins at three slots, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 2:30 PM.
  • The duration of the Hagia Sophia tour will be around 1 hour.
What to Wear:
  • We recommend that you remember to wear modest clothing (arms and legs covered) for the Hagia Sophia tour. Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your own scarf, please remember to buy one before you enter.
  • The Hagia Sophia tour is free of charge for toddlers below the age of 2. 
  • Children between 3-7 years will be charged as per the child fare for the Hagia Sophia tour.
  • Guests above the age of 7 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Meet at the Sultanahmet BusForUs stop in front of the Hagia Sophia. Look out for the red double-decker buses. The guide will have a flag with the Istanbul Tourist Pass logo on it. 
  • All children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums as proof of age.
  • The Hagia Sophia tour is accessible for wheelchair users.

Cancellation Policy

  •  For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the Hagia Sophia tour.
  •  No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Hagia Sophia tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Hagia Sophia tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Hagia Sophia Guided Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hagia Sophia open to tourists?
All visitors, Muslims, and non-Muslims are allowed to enter Hagia Sophia Mosque. Visitors should remove their shoes before stepping onto the mosque's carpets. Avoid visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque at prayer times (five times a day), especially at noon praying on Fridays.
What is the best time to visit Hagia Sophia?
Hagia Sophia can be visited from 9 AM to 7 PM from Mid-April to Mid-October and then from 9 AM to 5 PM from Mid-October to Mid-April.
Are children allowed to join the Hagia Sophia Tour?
Yes, children are allowed to join this experience. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Hagia Sophia Tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Hagia Sophia Tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the event date and time selected during checkout.

Ratings & Reviews

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese
Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.

Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson
Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,

Hagia Sophia Guided Tour