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$ 74.36 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.

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Skip the ticket line
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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.

  • 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)
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia

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Meeting point

• Basilica Cistern Tour: Meet your guide at the exit of Basilica Cistern. Tour times: Daily at 10:30 AM (except Tuesdays), 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:15 PM • Topkapi Palace tour: Meet your guide at the Topkapi Cafe Meeting Hub just in front of the main gate of the palace on the left side (before the security line). Tour times: Daily except Tuesday at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM • Hagia Sophia tour: Daily at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 3:00 PM (Except Fridays) • Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card guide with a red flag

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Download the audio guide app on your smartphone before your visit. Download instructions are included in your confirmation
  • You'll skip the ticket line but not the security check line. The security line waiting time at Topkapi Palace can be up to 15 minutes. The security line waiting time at Basilica Cistern can be up to 15 minutes. The security line at Hagia Sophia can be up to 60 minutes in high season
  • At the Hagia Sophia, women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf for €1 and a body cover for €3)
  • After booking your experience, your name will be on the admission list for each of the monuments for 3 days
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 174 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2023

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