Hagia Sophia Skip-the-line Ticket & Guided Tour

Quick Details

Duration: 2 Hours

  • Morning tour leaves at 09:30
  • Afternoon tour leaves at 13:30

Meeting Point

  • House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet
Adult (Ages 10+)
Child (Ages 3 - 9)
Private Tour (up to 2 people)
Private Tour (each additional person)

Skip the line to the Hagia Sophia

Visit the Hagia Sophia, the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople.

On this 2-hour tour you’ll skip the lines and explore the museum with a licensed guide. In the interior you’ll see elements of a mosque and of a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, columns, and mosaics gallery.

Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard.