Istanbul: Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Combo Ticket

Save time and money with hassle-free entry to Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia with Hagia Sophia & Basilica Cistern combo ticket

Avoid waiting in ticket lines and make the most of your time with insightful information and tips from your guide.

Experience the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia, the largest Christian church in the world, for 1,000 years. 

Explore the 1,500-year-old Basilica Cistern, famous for its Medusa heads and appearances in Hollywood Blockbusters. 

These attractions are next to each other in the Old Town of Sultanahmet Square. 

Meet your guide at Sultanahmet Square (Yeşil Evi) and proceed directly to the security check. 

Inside, your guide will showcase the key highlights and important features. Afterward, you’ll have free time to explore at your own pace using the in-app audio guide.

Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Combo Ticket come with two options:

  1.  Book the 10 am timeslot for a comprehensive tour experience in just 3 hours. Enjoy all the tours on the same day with the same guide.
  1.  Alternatively, you can spread out the tours over two days, allowing you the flexibility to explore at your preferred pace and timing.

Ticket Includes 

  • Tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • 60-minute Hagia Sophia tour
  • 20-minute Basilica Cistern tour
  • Fast track Basilica Cistern ticket
  • Audio app for the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern

Meeting Point

Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card tour guide at ”Yesil Ev” (Green House), on a side street in Sultanahmet Square.

Cankurtaran, Kabasakal Cd. 3-2, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkiye

Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Combo Ticket Prices

Ticket TypeVisitors AgePrice
EnglishAdult (7 to 99 years)
Children (Up to 6 years)
 Free Entry
Spanish1 Participant$38

Know Before You Go 

  • With this tour, you can skip the ticket lines at Basilica Cistern but not the security check line.
  • The Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Combo tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Skipping the line privilege does not apply to Hagia Sophia.
  • During the high season, the expected waiting time in the security line for Hagia Sophia can be up to 1 hour. However, your tour guide will keep you engaged with valuable information about daily life and the history of Istanbul while you wait.
  • Dressing modestly with arms and legs covered while entering the Hagia Sophia is necessary. Women need to cover their hair with a scarf. 

Reserve and Cancellation Policy

  • Reserving now and paying later allows for flexible travel plans. The system will automatically charge the card 72 hours before the start of the activity, although earlier payment is possible as well.
  • Cancel 24 hours before your visit for a full refund.

Featured Image: Frimufilms, Recebin (Canva)

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