Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Tour

Join a guided Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia tour in Istanbul to discover Istanbul’s significant monuments, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Hippodrome.

Meet your guide in the Sultanahmet neighborhood and begin your tour by visiting the Blue Mosque.

Marvel at the famous blue tiles illuminating the Imperial Ottoman Mosque.

And witness the evocative power and splendor of its past as you enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the Blue Mosque. 

After that, take in breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the courtyard and explore the neighborhood.

Learn about the significance of the Hippodrome’s famous obelisks.

Visit the Hagia Sophia, the most important site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul.

And learn about its transformation from a church to a mosque after the Ottomans conquered Constantinople with a Hagia Sophia tour guide.

Admire the basilica’s impressive dome, minarets, mosaics, Roman columns, and the importance of burying Ottoman sultans in the mosque’s courtyard.

Then explore the 17th-century Arasta Bazaar, nestled beneath the Blue Mosque, and enjoy a tea break while hunting for unique gifts.

Complete your tour in Sultanahmet Square with ample information and helpful hints to navigate Istanbul independently.

Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia tours are available in English and German. 

Ticket Includes 

  • Shared or private walking tour (depending on the option selected)
  • Professional local guide
  • Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia tour
  • Port pickup for cruise ship passengers 
  • A private tour is also available.

Meeting Point 

  1. Cruise Ship Pickup 
  • Small Group Tour in English
  • Private tour in German
  • Private tour in English

Meet at – Kilicali Pasa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 ic Kapi No: 102,  Kilicali Pasa, 34433 Beyoglu/İstanbul, Turkiye

  • Upon arriving at Galata Port, leave the terminal and head towards Museum Square. 
  • Look for the Clock Tower, where your guide, holding a sign that says ‘Walks In Istanbul, will be waiting for you.
  1. Small Group Tour in English, Private tour in German and Private tour in English

Meet at – Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:40, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkiye

  • Meet at Ersoy Bufe, a small food kiosk near the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet Square. 
  • You’ll easily spot it across from the German Fountain.

Ticket Price

Ticket typeVisitors AgePrice
Small Group Tour in EnglishAdult ticket (9 to 99 years)
Child ticket (3 to 8 years)
Infants ticket (Up to 2 years)
 Free Entry
Private Tour In English1 Participant (up to 99 years)$333
Private Tour In German1 Participant (up to 99 years)$318
Small Group Tour in English – Cruise Ship PickupAdult ticket (9 to 99 years)
Child ticket (3 to 8 years)
Infants ticket (Up to 2 years)
Free Entry 
Private Tour In English – Cruise Ship Pickup1 Participant (up to 99 years)$333
Private Tour In German – Cruise Ship Pickup1 Participant (up to 99 years)$318

Know Before You Go 

  • Choose the cruise ship option and provide ship details for pickup at Galataport.
  • All visitors must undergo airport-style security checks.
  • Visitors must remove their shoes before entering the landmark.
  • Visitors cannot skip the line at the mosques, but the guides will ease the process for their groups.
  • Due to long lines, the operator cannot guarantee entry at the Hagia Sophia.
  • Leave early to ensure punctuality for your tour to account for Istanbul’s heavy traffic.
  • Joining the tour after it has started is not possible.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia function as mosques and may unexpectedly close.
  • Women must carry a headscarf.

What to bring

  • Headscarf

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

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.

Get more, save more! This ticket offers discounts based on the number of participants. The larger your group, the greater the discount.

Take advantage of this fantastic deal today!

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