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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace Combo Ticket

4.4 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace Combo Ticket

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 36.95 per person

Discover the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Let a local host lead you through the fast-track lane to enter the museums.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 2 days
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Host or greeter
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the ticket lines to enter the museums at specific times every day
  • Enter through a skip the ticket line entry to minimize your waiting time for security check
  • Explore and discover the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace the easy way
Full description

Visiting Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace requires standing in 2 lines: one for the ticket, and one for the security check. With this combo ticket, you skip the ticket lines and enter the Topkapi Palace as fast as possible, giving you more time to spend inside these museums. To use your voucher, meet your local host at the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam. They are available at the time selected during the booking process at a very visible meeting point. Your host will then take you through the skip the ticket line gate to enter the museums. With this combo ticket, you can visit each museum one time. You can visit both museums in one day or you can visit each museum on different days. It is recommended to visit the museums either before 10:00 AM or after 2:00 PM since it will be less crowded inside.

  • Skip the ticket line admission to the Topkapi Palace
  • Admission to the Hagia Sophia
  • Free time in each museum
  • Skip the ticket line admission to the Hagia Sophia
  • Audio guide
  • Hotel transfer
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam • This is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk, and across from the Hagia Sophia • Your guide will be dressed in red and holding a sign saying "Istanbul Welcome Card" • If you can not find them, please call the emergency number • Meeting times are at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM

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Know before you go

  • With this ticket, you skip the ticket lines but not the security check line
  • You can stay inside the museums as long as you want
  • Skip the line does not apply to Hagia Sophia
  • For Hagia Sophia: Women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have scarf or body cover, you can buy clothes and scarves at the entrance. ( Scarf is 1€ body cover is 3€ )
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Our guide in the Hagia Sophia was very attentive, told interesting stories and we learned a lot from him about the eventful history of the building. That was great! However, the 2nd lead at Topkapi Palace wasn't that good. The guide gave us some rough orientation information in a quick run-through. It was an information event at a central location in the Topkapi Palace. After that we should explore the whole area by ourselves. Also, entry into the harem buildings was not included in the price. You would have had to buy an "upgrade" from him for that. Something like that should be mentioned in the description of the tour, not just on site. That was very annoying.

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July 30, 2022

The tour was good and very interesting. Both guides put a lot of effort into it. The tours were in a small group of about 20 people. Only the meeting point was not so easy to find. Even the local police present could not help us. So be there on time and plan half an hour for the search. The combination ticket is definitely recommended.

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June 9, 2022

A very flexible approach to the client. I was able to change the hours from the scheduled one to the later one without any problems. Easy contact with the guide. The perfect solution for people who want to go sightseeing at their own pace. The guide exhaustively told about everything. I highly recommend!!!

April 5, 2022

Product ID: 357380