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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Admission and Bosphorus Cruise

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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Admission and Bosphorus Cruise

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Combine a visit to the amazing Hagia Sophia with a memorable Bosphorus cruise. Meet a local host at either of the locations, who will offer assistance in entering the attraction and boarding the boat from the nearby pier.

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  • Enter the Hagia Sophia and then hop aboard a two-hour cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Explore the world's most famous Christian church
  • Take in views of the historic city from a unique perspective
  • Benefit from the assistance of a local host
Full description
All trips to Istanbul should include a visit to the most famous Christian church in the world, the Hagia Sophia, located in the old town in front of the Sultanahmet Square. Combine this experience with a river cruise on the Bosphorus. From the boat, admire the city's most historic buildings and almost all seven hills. At the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam, meet a local host who will take you through a fast-track line to enter the site, followed by a short security check. Once inside, explore the gardens and admire the monumental architecture of the building which was reinforced during the Ottoman Era. Enter the building through the main gate and marvel at the frescoes in the first hall. Check out the second floor to see the original frescoes of the Orthodox church and even a mark made from a viking intruder on the wall. Begin either with the cruise or from the Hagia Sophia. Your local host will help you get oriented and advise you of the best time to visit both attractions so as to avoid long lines. You may use the same voucher for both experiences, even on two consecutive days. Please note that you can easily walk from the meeting point to the pier.  The cruise lasts a bit less than two hours and takes you along the Bosphorus and inside the Golden Horn. While on the boat, take photos of the whole city and admire important monuments and mosques from a distance. The boat will return to its departure point and then you are free to walk back to the old town center.
  • Boat cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Admission to Hagia Sophia
  • Meet and greet and assistance from a local host
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide, who will be dressed in red, at the entrance of Hürrem Sultan Hamam. It is located below the trees, next to the newspaper kiosk and across from the Hagia Sophia. If you can not find him, please call the emergency number. Meeting times are: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:30 AM.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The pier is an eight-minute walk from the Hagia Sophia; your host will walk you there
  • You may use your voucher only once at each place, either on the same day or over two consecutive days
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everything went well, there are several friendly guides and collaborators

March 9, 2020

You have to find your own way so much better to just pay for the cruise at the piers.

July 23, 2021

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