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Save your time with these skip-the-line entry tickets to Hagia Sophia, with an audio guide in 23 languages. Marvel at the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Highlights

  • Discover the wondrous Hagia Sophia, a revered attraction in Istanbul, with skip-the-line access and an audio guide in 23 languages.

  • Stroll through the magnificent monument that once was the world's largest place of worship for over a millennium.

  • Listen to your informational audio guide to learn about the history, architecture, and Islamic and Byzantine heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Get skip-the-line access to the 2nd-floor Visitors' Center and explore the marvelous mosaics and paintings at your own pace.

  • Did you know? Hagia Sophia started as a church, then became a mosque for 500 years, and finally a museum.

Inclusions

  • Skip the ticket line to Hagia Sophia

  • Entry to Hagia Sophia visiting area

  • Audio guide in 23 languages (optional)

  • Entry to the Hagia Sophia History Museum (optional)

  • 10% discount at Dsign Cafe

Exclusions

  • Skip the security line

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, France and over 66 countries have loved this experience
Nadine a silverberg

Nadine

4/5

Jun, 2024

The building was amazing and really interesting to see all the history there I just found the audio guide a little hard to follow and would have liked to have been directed to the gardens
Kerrin Joy Nguyen Browning

Kerrin

3/5

Jun, 2024

The price was good-better than what we would have paid for tickets at the venue. The directions were clear regarding where to pick up the tickets and how to download the app, although we were only able to download on Apple and not on Android. We were happy to be able to skip the entry line. However, our guiderushed ahead and then disappeared on us in the entry line and we were stuck not knowing what to do. He did return and we were able to enter, but it caused a few minutes of confusion and left us wondering if we had been scammed since we had never used Headout before.
Samanvitha Murthy

Samanvitha

5/5

Jun, 2024

Loved not having to stand in line for the tickets. These lines were pretty long. Made our visit very easy and we spent quite a bit of time enjoying the beautiful structures inside.
Vekshana Soobarah

Vekshana

4/5

Jun, 2024

Easy to get there and to collect the tickets. Audio guide app doesn't work. There are some QR codes inside the mosque that you can use for explanations of certain things in there
Susan Koch

Susan

3/5

Jun, 2024

The organization regarding admission was really good. It was a bit irritating for us that the audio guide did not match the actual guided tour through the Hagia. We had to search a bit to match the audio guide to the actual sequence. Of course, it was a shame that we were only able to visit part of the Hagia as tourists.
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Skip-the-line entry to the legendary Hagia Sophia

Discover Istanbul’s gem, the world-famous Hagia Sophia , with these convenient skip-the-line entry tickets. A must-visit for first-timers in Istanbul, this church-turned-mosque-turned-museum has much to offer, in terms of architectural beauty and historical significance. Learn about the history of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires with the aid of your audio guide, available in 23 languages.

A step back in time

Take in the magnificent art and architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With skip-the-line access to the 2nd-floor Visitors' Center, you can stroll through the upper gallery while gazing at the mesmerizing mosaics and the imperial dome to get a glimpse into the rich history of Hagia Sophia.

Hagia Sophia

Monday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

What's not allowed

  • The prayer area in the first floor can only be entered by Turkish citizens.

What to bring

  • Don't forget to carry your own headphones to listen to the audio guide.

Accessibility

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • You skip the ticket lines but you cannot skip the security check.

  • The security check can take up to 60 minutes during peak seasons.

  • Appropriate and respectful clothing is mandatory while visiting the Hagia Sophia

  • Women should not wear knee-length shorts, skirts, or clothing with exposed shoulders or chests. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf

  • Men should not wear knee-length shorts or clothing with exposed shoulders

  • Clothes and scarves are available for purchase at the entrance of the attraction

  • Hagia Sophia is under renovation, therefore, not all parts of the building are open to the public.

  • Due to the Friday prayer, the Mosque will be closed to tourists from 12pm to 2pm. For a smoother experience, it's recommend visiting after 4pm to avoid the lengthy security line anticipated between 2pm and 4pm.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Please check your final voucher for the redemption point details and specific instructions.
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