Hagia Sophia Small Group - SKIP-THE-LINE
60 € / PAX

Hagia Sophia Tickets and Small-Group Tour

 No muss, no fuss! Just memories of what you’ve seen! 

Our mission                 REMEMBER WHAT YOU’VE SEEN!

What we offer             small, congenial groups

                                   unique guides with ability to reply all your questions

                                   more personal and authentic travel experience

                                   excellent value

                                   premium quality

                                   respect for your freedom and individuality,

                                   not available in conventional group tours       

Each of our tours is custom-designed specifically for small groups, with a balanced mix of sightseeing, traveling, cultural encounters, and free time. Most important, we limit our tour membership to just 15 guests. 

SKIP-THE-LINE: Hagia Sophia Tickets and Small-Group Tour              


Important Info

Book your skip-the-line tour and leave the long queues behind! This is the ideal walking tour in İstanbul where you can see the two “must dos” of İstanbul. Hagia Sophia which is considered as one of the eight wonders of the world and the unforgettable Grand Covered Bazaar.

Stand back and enjoy the most splendid vistas in İstanbul in the company of your guide who will entertain you with interesting anecdotes and facts about the Old Town and its architecture, including stories about the 3 world dominating empires Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. 


·        Half day morning İstanbul city tour, led by an expert local guide.

·        Learn about İstanbul’s amazing history, from the Byzantine era to the present day.

·        Discover Hagia Sophia’s architecture and history, dating back to the 5th century.

·        Explore Grand Covered Bazaar, the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, Jewellery, gold, carpets and souvenir.

·        Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures personalized attention from the guide. (The maximum group number is 15 persons, but we guarantee departure minimum with 2 persons). 

Why a Small-Group tour?

You get skip-the-line access to one of the world's most recognizable landmarks Hagia (St.) Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, and a guided tour detailing its colorful history. All the excitement, none of the wait! 


·        Pre-booked Hagia Sophia entrance ticket

·        Expert guide

·        Small group tour (maximum 15 people) 


·        Hotel pickup and drop-off

·        (Meeting Point: In front of the “Information Desk” at the entrance of Hagia Sophia. Tour ends at Grand Covered Bazaar  where you can continue to visit other sights of İstanbul on your own)

·        Gratuities (optional)


Tour can not be operated on Mondays as Hagia Sophia is closed.


 09:30 – 13:30

  • Tour fees include A/C transportation, guidance in multiple languages, entrance fees and mentioned meals/drinks,
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages of 0-2,
  • You can make your own tour combinations of tours 1+4A, 1+5, 4M+2,
  • We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,
  • Courtesy transfers from/to in-city hotels. Please wait by your hotel reception for your optional FREE pick-up. Owing to traffic difficulties, pick-ups may delay beyond our control,
  • Guests not using courtesy transfers should be ready at our tour departure point 10 minutes before given departure time,
  • No smoking on our tours but all tours make frequent stops,
  • Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion of any tour program,
  • Plan Tours reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel the tour without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances,
  • Plan Tours disclaims any responsibility and shall not pay any indemnity or reimbursement in the event that certain museums or monuments included in the program could not be visited with any reason beyond control,
  • Plan Tours will be under no obligation or liability in case the Bosphorus Tour is to be made, by any reason, with Maritime Lines boat instead of private motorboat of Plan Tours,
  • Plan Tours is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal belongings during the tour,
  • Guests are to be promptly on time at the meeting points given by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without waiting the delayers,
  • Prices of night tours are not effective on December 31st,
  • Tour programs and prices may change without prior notice. Any increase in museum entrance fees will be reflected in the prices.