Fast-Track Tour of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia: Discover Istanbul's Gems

Ready to explore the historical and cultural treasures of Istanbul? With our Fast-Track Tour of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, experience the splendor of the Ottoman Empire and the grandeur of Byzantium all in one go. Skip the long lines and visit these two iconic landmarks with ease. Accompanied by captivating narratives from your guide, delve into the Sultan's palace and one of the world's greatest architectural marvels, Hagia Sophia. Join us for an unforgettable journey through history!

Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Fast-Track Tour Itinerary

Meeting Point Sultanahmet Square: Start your adventure in the very heart of Istanbul at Sultanahmet Square. Here, the whispers of ancient Byzantine and Ottoman tales beckon you to explore the city's illustrious past.

Topkapi Palace A Gateway to Ottoman Splendor: Avoid the crowds and step straight into the luxurious world of Topkapi Palace. Wander through its four majestic courtyards and the intimate Harem section, as our expert guides bring the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire to life with fascinating stories and historical insights.

Hagia Sophia A Monument of Eternal Majesty: Stand spellbound before the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, an emblem of Istanbul's rich cultural mosaic that has stood for over 1,500 years. Admire its stunning exterior and delve deep into its profound history with our knowledgeable guide’s captivating commentary.

Tour Conclusion Hagia Sophia Entrance Area: Enhance your experience with our optional skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to bypass queues and explore the magnificent interior of Hagia Sophia at your own pace. Dive deeper into its hidden stories with our included audio guide, providing an immersive exploration of this iconic landmark.

Join us for an extraordinary journey through Istanbul's most treasured sites, where each step reveals layers of captivating history and architectural brilliance. Don’t miss the chance to uncover the secrets of a city that has mesmerized travelers for centuries!

Meeting point: Meet at Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:12, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Know before you go

  • The Hagia Sophia prayer area is closed for the visit of tourists. Since guides are currently not allowed inside the Hagia Sophia, you will learn from your expert guide the history from outside. After the tour, you can acquire the optional Hagia Sophia skip the line ticket from your guide (the cost is 25 Euro)
  • We skip the ticket lines of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, but nobody can not skip the security line. The security line at Hagia Sophia can take up to 60 minutes in high season. The security check at Topkapı Palace can take up to 30 minutes.
  • To ensure a seamless visit, please remember to adhere to the dress code. Please wear modest clothing, with both arms and legs covered. Additionally, women are requested to wear a scarf to cover their hair. Should you forget to bring one, you can buy one at the entrance for 2 Euro.

Tour Days and Times

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 14:00PM
  • Friday: 14:00

Includes of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Fast-Track Tour

  • Old City tour
  • Hagia Sophia tour from the outside
  • Topkapi Palace & Harem skip the line tickets
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide on your smartphone

Excludes of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Fast-Track Tour

  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Guided tour inside the Hagia Sophia
  • Optional Hagia Sophia skip the line ticket (25 Euro)

Highlights of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Fast-Track Tour

  • Dual Heritage Exploration: Enjoy two histories in one tour, delving into both Byzantine and Ottoman legacies.
  • Significant Savings: Save big with this combo package, giving you access to Istanbul's must-see spots at a great value.
  • Iconic Attractions: Visit the iconic Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, two of Istanbul’s most treasured landmarks.
  • Expert Guidance: Gain deep insights into the history and architecture of these sites with our knowledgeable local guides.
  • Seamless Experience: Skip the long queues with our fast-track entry, ensuring more time to explore and enjoy.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Istanbul's Old City, experiencing its unique charm and atmosphere.
  • Convenient Meeting Point: Start your journey in the heart of Istanbul at Sultanahmet Square, the perfect launchpad for your adventure.
  • Flexible Tour Conclusion: Opt for an included audio guide to further explore Hagia Sophia's interior at your own pace, enhancing your visit.

Join us for a memorable exploration of Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels, making the most of your time in this extraordinary city.