Recent Searches

Are you interested in?

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) Tours
629 Tours & Activities
Attractions & Museums
37 Tours & Activities
Arts & Design
67 Tours & Activities

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Tickets

Istanbul, Turkey

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...

icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
More questions?
(888) 651-9785


Arguably the most popular historical attraction in the city, you can spend upwards of an hour waiting outside the Hagia Sophia to purchase your ticket. Make the most of your limited time in Istanbul with skip-the-line admission. Come to the museum at your chosen time and get essential information from a guide. Then you’re free to zoom past the long queue and discover the impressive building independently.
  • Save time and skip the long ticket line
  • Spend as much time in the museum as you like
  • Learn about the Hagia Sophia from your guide
  • Visit the museum when it works for you
Saved to wishlist!
Meet & Greet by official guide
Entrance fee
Skip the ticket lines
Essential information
Hagia Sophia map

Departure Point

Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY TravelGroup24

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Tickets?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Tickets.


8 Reviews
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-4 of 8 reviews
VIP entrance Hagia Sophia
, Jan 2020
Would recommend this . Went during off peak season and there wasn’t a big queue for tickets but still had bought vip entrance to skip the line as we were with a young baby . Good English guide , friendly with good sense of humour . Brief explanation for about 30-40 min and we were given time to look around after that .
Nice, basic intro to Hagia Sophia
Asia V
, Nov 2019
My first time to Istanbul I wanted some help and support in going to this huge ancient site. I picked the VIP tickets. They were only a few dollars more than the standard tour. I found the extra information about the building really helpful to know and deepened my experience.
Informative Tour
Lucas C
, Jul 2019
Really informative guided tour as the guide did a very good job of highlighting the history of the grounds and also did a very good job of highlighting different areas for us to go check out on our own after the guided tour.
Habe mehr erwartet
Andreas H
, Oct 2019
War zeitig da, wäre ohne VORBUCHUNG eher in der Hagia Sophia gewesen. Der Guide, Memeth war gut und bemüht, guter Job.

Product code: 8996P95

Explore Similar Things to Do