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Guided Tour to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern with Entrance

Guided Tour to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern with Entrance

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour with a local expert.
  • Witness the remarkable architecture of Istanbul's most significant places.
  • Gain insights into the historical eras of the Ottomans and Byzantines.
  • Mobile Voucher accepted, no need to take the print!

Overview

With this ticket, you'll have the privilege to explore two extraordinary monuments - the Basilica Cistern, a testament to ancient engineering, and the Hagia Sophia, the largest place of worship in the world. Your professional English-speaking guide will unravel the captivating stories and history behind these iconic landmarks.

Itinerary

Begin your adventure in the Basilica Cistern, a marvel of ancient engineering. Witness its astounding architecture, a testament to the craftsmanship of the past. Marvel at the precision and skill of those who constructed this underground wonder.
 
Move on to the Hagia Sophia, an architectural marvel and the world's largest place of worship. Explore its grand halls, magnificent domes, and absorb the rich history that permeates every inch of this monumental structure.
 
Your guide, well-versed in the tales of this splendid place, will regale you with captivating stories about its construction and the lives of those who once gathered within its walls. Imagine the echoes of the past that still resonate in this remarkable space.
 
Take a moment to absorb the breathtaking views of Istanbul from vantage points overlooking the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. These panoramas offer a unique perspective on the city's geographical beauty and historical significance.
 
Feel free to engage your guide with any questions that pique your curiosity. Dive deeper into the stories and secrets of these incredible monuments. Your guide is a wealth of knowledge waiting to be tapped.
 
As the guided tour draws to a close, you'll depart with a profound appreciation for the history and architectural splendor of both the Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. These sites are not mere buildings, but living testaments to the ingenuity and legacy of ancient civilizations.
 
Wear comfortable shoes to ensure a more enjoyable tour as you explore these historical wonders. During the tour, you'll be provided with a headset, so be sure to bring your ID card. It will be returned to you at the end of the tour.
 
Join us in uncovering the hidden stories and architectural marvels of these timeless landmarks!

Schedule

Timings: 09:00 am & 04:30 pm (Please reach 20 min prior to the start time)
Duration: Approx 1 hour 30 minutes.
Meeting Point: The main Bus stop for BUSFORUS ISTANBUL at Sultanahmet Square.
Ending Point : Same as meeting point 
(Please check the calendar to know about availability)

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Hagia Sophia
  • Entrance to Basilica Cistern
  • Professional English Speaking Guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off 
  • Gratuities

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the main bus stop for BUSFORUS ISTANBUL at Sultanahmet Square.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair or stroller accesssible : No.
Voucher Information : Both Mobile and Printed Voucher are accepted.
How to Get at the Meeting Location :-
To get to Sultanahmet Square, take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station.
Walk towards Hagia Sophia and keep an eye out for the Big Bus stop.
Our Guides carry a white flag with the Logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass®.
Please carry your Passport/ID card on the day of your travel.
Children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
The visit duration and time can vary depending on the cleaning and disinfectant schedules of the authorities.
The museum is only open for half a day on the first day of Ramadan and the Sacrifice Festivals.
Please note that this attraction cannot be visited without the guide.
After the first guided tour, our guides will wait for you at the meeting point at the scheduled starting time of the second tour.
It is mandatory for guests to use a headset during the Topkapi Palace Tour. For this reason, be sure to bring your ID card with you when you come to the tour. 
ID cards will be taken during the use of the headset and will be returned at the end of the tour.
Disclaimer: The Service provider reserves the right to  close or cancel  certain shows, attractions, entertainments, restaurants, shops or ancillary facilities without notice. There will be no refund provided in that case.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.