Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace Half Day Tour

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Approx. 4 hours - starts at 9.am & 1.pm
Availability : Monday to Saturday
Themes: Culture, History
Tour Modes: Walking
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 6
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Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Come and join our half day Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour to get the most out of these most prominent highlights in the company of an expert local guide.

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.

A dedicated guide to ensure a depth of understanding.

Skip-the-line access to the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Learn the details of two of Istanbul’s most famous attractions

Interact with your guide and enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour

What to Expect


Stop At: Hagia Sophia
Stop: 90 minutes – Admission 100 TL

Stop At: Topkapı Palace
Stop: 90 minutes – Admission 100 TL

What's Included
Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Small-group tour

Admissions to: Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure and Return

Departure Point

Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant): This restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines (T1) run through Sultanahmet, approximately a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop.

See on:  Apple Maps  /  Google Maps

Return Details

Your tour concludes after your palace visit, leaving you free to continue your Istanbul sightseeing

Additional Information
▪️ For this trip to run, a minimum of 2 people are required to book.
▪️ Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays from November 1 to March 31.
▪️ Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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Ana Lozano 🇩🇪 🇲🇽

Family Traveller
Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour

Our tour guide was amazing ! He had a very good Knowledge about specific & important highlights of the history , the time was perfect to visit both places ; without being so crowded; nice company due he manage just small groups to be able to focus in each one of us ! Good advices and tips to continue our trip in the next places . Julia & Ana; from Germany & Mexico

August 14, 2019

Amina H 🇺🇸

Family Traveller
Great guide and very knowledgeable.

We had such a great experience, the guide was so knowledgeable and had an explanation for every single place and event that occurred in that place. He gave us some advice on the places we should visit in Istanbul and how to get to them and what to do.
He speaks good English and was so nice and kind.
We had our tour on Wednesday, August 14th 2019 starting 1:00 p.m.
Unfortunately, I do not know his name. If someone could provide me with his name, I would really appreciate it.
I would redo it with him again if I have the chance to visit Istanbul again.
Keep up the great work.

August 14, 2019

Sofia S. Alonso

Couple Traveller
Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour was excelent

The tour was excelent, Sulleyman was a nice tour guide he knows a lot about the places we visited. We really enjoyed the tour. Thanks.

June 6, 2018

Martin Wong

Couple Traveller
Superb tour

Erol was a very knowledgeable and passionate tour guide. He really cared about the places we visited and took care to make sure that we knew and understood everything about the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi palace. I have been on many walking tours and I have to say that Erol is one of the best tour guides we have had and I would definitely recommend this tour or any tour Erol happens to be leading.

May 8, 2018