Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

3.8 / 5

44 reviews

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Combo Ticket

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 51.77 per person

Skip the ticket lines to enter the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern with a local host. Benefit from an audio guide for your smartphone and discover these museums at your own pace.

About this activity

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Valid 3 days
from first activation
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Chinese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from having a flexible ticket
  • Receive skip-the-ticket lines
  • Listen to your audio guide app
  • Save time and money
  • Discover the top attractions efficiently
Full description
After signing up for this experience, your name will be on the list for each of the monuments for 3 days. Be free to visit at the available times, gathering at the meeting points in front of the museums to skip the line with an authorized host. You can choose to visit all 3 museums in 1 day, or the three of them separately on different days. Once inside the museums, get tips on how to discover the museums in the best way. Afterward, you can stroll through the museums at your own pace as you listen to your audio guide app and explore for as long as you like. If you have any questions about the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Cisterna Basilica, or Istanbul in general, please do not hesitate to ask your host.
Includes
  • Hagia Sophia entry
  • Topkapi Palace entry
  • Basilica Cistern entry
  • Audio guide app for the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Spanish, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Turkish
  • Headphones for the audio guide app (please bring your own)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern Tours Meeting Point: Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card guide (dressed in red), at the Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk, and across from the Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace Tour Meeting Point: Look for the guide dressed in red at the III Fountain of Sultan Ahmet, outside Topkapi Palace, across next to the Carpet Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace audio guide apps are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, and Turkish
  • You must download the audio guide app before your visit because there is no internet at the museum
  • Audio guide download instructions are contained in your confirmation
  • Once you downloaded the audio guide app, no internet connection is required
  • Hagia Sophia Meeting Times: Daily at 1030 AM., 1130 AM.
  • Topkapi Palace Meeting Times: Daily except Tuesdays at 10 AM., 12 PM, 2 PM
  • Basilica Cistern Meeting Times: Daily except Sundays at 1230 PM, 130 PM Basilica Cistern is currently under renovation; therefore, we take you to 1001 Cistern just next to it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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The great advantage of the COMBO ticket is the individual selection of the tour of the facility. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The visit to the Basilica Cistern was a huge disappointment, in fact the lack of it, because the facility is closed until 10.2021. We were not informed about this fact by GYG at the time of purchasing the tickets ... Strange and unprofessional.

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August 18, 2021

in reality the skip the line is not very useful because in the period in which we went (January 2020) there was not so much tourist flow, so you could easily enter with little line. however the guides that we found thanks to the purchase of the package were all very good and they accompanied us at the beginning of each journey, they explained everything to us and then they let us visit according to our times. we were satisfied.

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January 19, 2020

Overall a good experience. The guide was nice and funny ;) The Topkapi palace was the best experience. Quite disappointed about Aya Sophia, and that the balcony was closed. I would’ve loved to see the stuff from the vikings etc. Basilica Cistern is under reconatruction, so the guide informed us about this and we went to the Philoxenos Cistern, which was good.

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April 21, 2022

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