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Hagia Sophia Tour with Historian Guide

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Fatih, Turkey
Hagia Sophia Tour with Historian Guide

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Don’t miss out on the Hagia Sophia’s fascinating history. During this small-group, historian-led guided tour, you’ll learn about the iconic building’s multi-century journey from church to mosque and museum. Admire interior mosaics and understand the construction techniques under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
  • A small-group, historian-led tour of the Hagia Sophia
  • Understand the building’s multi-faceted history under multiple empires
  • Enjoy a personalized experience in a group capped at 15 participants
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Istanbul Welcome Card Meeting Point Sultan Ahmet , Cankurtaran, Park İçi Yolu, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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. If you can not find him please call the emergency.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul Welcome Card
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Important to see the Hagia Sophia
, Jul 2022
This was my 4th visit to the Hagia Sophia over 54 years. Mehmet was an excellent guide. Unforunately a lot of people thought the tour meant "skip the line", which it probably did before the government turned it into a mosque and not a museum. I was disapointed over the change because you can't get to the 2nd floor. Mehmet showed me some wonderful photos from the 2nd floor. He is very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review. Next time you come hopefully the 2nd floors renovation is finished.

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