Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, and Basilica Combo Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card
Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, and Basilica Combo Tour

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 75.25 per person

Skip the ticket lines at the Basilica and Topkapi, and visit Hagia Sophia with a guide. Enjoy highlight tours, stay inside as long as you want, and benefit from an audio app.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Benefit from having a flexible ticket
  • Skip the ticket lines at Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace
  • Enjoy tours with a guide at Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern
  • Stay inside the museums as long as you want
  • Listen to your audio guide app and discover at your own pace
Full description

Be free to visit the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia at any time for three consecutive days. Skip the ticket lines and browse through the fascinating museums at your own pace. Uncover the secrets of each location with the help of an informative audioguide. 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 English-speaking tour guide.

  • English-speaking guide
  • 60-minute Hagia Sophia tour
  • 60-minute Topkapi Palace tour and ticket
  • 20-minute Basilica Cistern tour and ticket
  • Audio app for the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace in Spanish, English, German, Italian, Russian, French, and Turkish
  • Headphones for the audio guide app (please bring your own)
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at ''Yeşil Ev'' (Green House), located on a side street in Sultanahmet Square close to Derviş Cafe between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • At Hagia Sophia, please expect a security waiting time of up to 1 hour during the high season. While you are waiting, your tour guide will entertain you with valuable information about daily life and the history of Istanbul
  • At Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern, we skip the ticket lines but can not skip the security line. The security check can take up to 10 minutes
  • Hagia Sophia Dress Code
  • Remember to wear modest clothing (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your own scarf, you can buy one at the entrance for 2 Euro.
  • 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: In the search field on top type ymg4 for Hagia Sophia, ymg7 for Basilica Cistern and ymg5 for Topkapi Palace > click activate code and start the audio.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 178 reviews

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The guided tour to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, and Basilica Cistern was incredible. Our guide, Buse, was very helpful and informative. We learned a lot of new details regarding the sights thanks to her great way of passing information to the visitors. We totally recommend this tour!

March 31, 2023

Booked a combo in Jan, 4 pax, hoping to avoid peak season. Booking process was very easy and intuitive, confirmations came right away, containing a lot of useful details. The guides are very helpful, prepared and available for questions, extra details, etc. All in all a very nice experience, congrats for a job well done!

March 31, 2023

The Cistern Basilica is quite neat where Emre, the guide, is quite knowledgeable about the history and layout of the basilica. He is a very good guide. The Hagia Sofia us probably the best landmark in Istanbul. It’s a must see. Busa, who is our guide, is extremely knowledgeable about the history and stories behind the paintings, the covered Christian’s paintings, the rituals, and so on. I highly recommend this visit.

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March 31, 2023

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