Visit the major attractions in Istanbul with the Istanbul VIP Tour covering the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. Enjoy skip the line access and benefit from an audio guide and explore the museums at your own pace.

Key Highlights

  • Experience the great architecture of the Hagia Sophia
  • Witness the glory of the Ottoman Era on a tour of Topkapi Palace
  • Explore this cathedral-size cistern, built during the reign of Emperor Justinian
  • Skip the ticket lines, entrance fees and unlimited stay at the museums

About Istanbul VIP Combo (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern)

In a time crunch and want to visit the famous museums in Istanbul? Well, we have got you covered. Book the Istanbul VIP Tour on Thrillark and gain VIP access to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace and Basilica Cistern.We will personally meet you at the museums and a certified local tour guide will give you a 30-minute highlight tour of each attraction. You also have the option of visiting all three museums on the same day or visiting each one individually on various days. Get advice on the best ways to explore the museums once you're there. Following that, you can take your time and visit the museums at your own leisure while using your audio guide app. Please don't hesitate to ask your host if you have any questions regarding the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Cisterna Basilica, or Istanbul in general.


  • Skip the ticket lines with an official tour guide (except Hagia Sophia)
  • Entrance fees 
  • 30 - 45 min Highlight Tour at each museum 
  • 2 Istanbul Walking Tours
  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Audio App in 9 languages for IOS and Android (English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish)


  • Skip the Line Service for Hagia Sophia
  • Entrance into Harem of Topkapi
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

Pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • The tour duration of Hagia Sophia is 30 -45 minutes. The tour starts daily at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM and Fridays only at 10:00 AM.
  • The tour duration of the Topkapi Palace is 30-45 minutes. The tour is available everyday except Tuesdays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM.
  • The tour duration of Basilica Cistern  is 30-45  minutes.The tour is available everyday except Sundays at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM.
  • The duration of the Local Markets & Rooftops Tour is 2 hours.The tour starts from Hagia Sophia at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The duration of the Walking Tour at Taksim & Galata is 2 hours. The tour starts from Beyoglu at 3:45 PM on Wednesday , Fridays and Saturdays.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.
  • All guests are charged a standard fare for this tour.
Things to Note:
  • Your name will be on our list for 3 days. You can come at the available times, to our meeting points and visit with your Istanbul Welcome Card guide these top museums. You can visit all 3 museums in 1 day or on different days.
  • With your guide you can skip the ticket lines but we can not skip the security line.
  • Download the included audio guide before your visit, to your smartphone so you can have a look and listen to what you can discover even from your sofa at home.
  • Audio guide app instructions
        Step 1) Go to Apple or Play Store and search for ''YourMobileGuide''
        Step 2) Download ''YourMobileGuide''   
        Step 3) Open the App and select '' All Audio Tours''
        Step 4) Select Turkey and then Istanbul and search for ''Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace''
        Step 5) You will receive your redemption code from your tour guide
  • Please note, there is limited internet at the pier so please download the app prior to the cruise.The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded (ensure you have activated GPS)

Cancellation Policy

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

My Voucher

  • Your Istanbul VIP Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Istanbul VIP 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.

Istanbul VIP Combo (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern) Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed to join the Istanbul VIP Tour?
Children are allowed to join the tour. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Istanbul VIP 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 Istanbul VIP Tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.

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,

Istanbul VIP Combo (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern)