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The Marvels of Hagia Sophia Private Tour provided by Withlocals

The Marvels of Hagia Sophia Private Tour

The Marvels of Hagia Sophia Private Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Get an insiders look to one of the most beautiful cultural gems in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia. From Roman church to a mosque, and now a museum, this is a highlights with plenty of stories inside its walls. Discover it together with a local and uncover its secrets on this exclusive private tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P712
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Private Tour • Local Guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Extra food & drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
Atmeydanı Caddesi, Alemdar, Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Meet at the entrance of Sultan Cafe in front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Private Tour • Local Guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Extra food & drinks
Departure details
Atmeydanı Caddesi, Alemdar, Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Meet at the entrance of Sultan Cafe in front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Atmeydanı Caddesi
    Alemdar, Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Meet at the entrance of Sultan Cafe in front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet
    See address & details
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    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 3 hours
    Hagia Sophia Skip the line to the majestic Hagia Sophia and enjoy the contrasts within Mini Mosque Time to visit a very endearing yet smaller and lesser known mosque Lunch Break Your local friend will recommend their FAVORITE place for lunch Pastry Makers Pick up a delicious baklava at a local pastry shop Local Hideout Head to where the locals go for a caj tea and relax at the end of an informative day Time to say Goodbye! Take home with you all the local insights and memories from Istanbul!
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  • You'll end at
    Atmeydanı Caddesi
    Alemdar, Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Meet at the entrance of Sultan Cafe in front of the German Fountain in Sultanahmet
    See address & details
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ian l
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A wonderful afternoon!
Jul 2021
Neslihan provided an excellent tour. Although we were very late (due to transport issues), Neslihan was flexible both in terms of timing and adapted our tour to take account of the delay. It was interesting and enjoyable. Nesliham was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the afternoon enormously and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her as an excellent guide.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laranjeiras00
Rio de Janeiro, RJ15 contributions
In-depth knowledge
Jan 2020
Mine has in-depth knowledge on Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome, to the
point where I assumed she had a degree in History, although she said
it comes from her professional Turkish training as a guide. Might be a
little more difficult to follow for those with limited previous
exposure to the complex history of Istanbul, but worth the effort.
Friendly, on time, and polite. Also pointed us to an excellent lunch
spot dear to locals.
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex S
1 contribution
Excellent tour of Hagia Sophia area with Kadir Celal
Dec 2019
We had a wonderful half-day tour of the Hagia Sophia area with Kadir.
He knew an amazing amount of history and was able to make it lively
and engaging as well as deeply educational. We learned so much about
this incredible area and also had a lot of fun. Kadir was thoughtful
and sensitive to the needs of everyone in our group; he had extra
umbrellas and rain jackets, and generally looked out for us. The tour
really gave us a great grounding for the rest of our stay in Istanbul.
Besides the tour, he arranged for a delicious lunch at a nearby
restaurant for our entire family and was extremely helpful with all of
our questions. He even went out of his way to find a EuroLeague
basketball game for some of us to attend. We did this tour on our
first morning in Istanbul, and it was a wonderful welcome to the city.
Kadir was the best!
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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416dominikr
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Great tour of Istanbul highlights
Ugur is a great guide and a really nice person. He gave us a thorough tour of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, German Fou
Cosmopolitan197859
Cosmopolitan197859
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Emre is great guide
Emre knows a lot about Istanbul and he is very friendly and communicative. I strongly recommend to try this experie
Viajando1975
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Remarkable tasting experience in Istanbul
If you are considering booking with Emre, think no further and book now! The connection with Emre was immediate. H
SmoothieNow
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Well spent afternoon!
Emre gave us a well spent afternoon trying local dishes in Istanbul. Not only did we get to try new foods but got s
Gennadiy G
Gennadiy G
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Amazing full day
Our guide Mine was an excellent guide. We can’t say enough good things about our walking tour. We have never expect
mkinn9009
mkinn9009
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Withlocals is highly recommended
Arriving into Istanbul before my tour, 2 of us signed up for a walking tour with a local. We decided on Hatice. We
J6589VDlisav
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Don’t Miss This One
I’ve been on a lot of food tours and this one was remarkable. Ugur not only provided tons of valuable information a
sipivu
sipivu
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Wonderful visits
We enjoyed 2 visits with Benoit, walking 65 km in 2.5 days across the European side of Istanbul. We visited not on
E186KFgeorgel
E186KFgeorgel
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Totally worth it
Ceren is a very joyful and social person. We very much enjoyed her company. On the tour she showed us places that w
Jacob R
Jacob R
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An amazing experience
Mine was truly amazing and I’m lucky I chose her as our guide. She was beyond knowledgeable and a was a pleasure sp
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Cuisine and Culture
My wife and I spent a two day layover in Istanbul. This is a “Must Do” especially for first timers. Our guide offer
Peter D
Peter D
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Behind the tourist traps
We met Diana on time in a clearly designated place as described by her and this always makes for a good start. Dian
SashikaW
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Great and localized experience
I was an individual and she was a great guide and catered to my requirements. Had a really great time, and got to s
BethRWard
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Amazing Aysegul!
My boyfriend and I had such a fantastic time on the food tasting tour with Aysegul. She is friendly and personable
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Absolutely fabulous food tour!
Aysegul was a great guide, from giving directions to meet her to tips for shopping off of the main streets. The wal
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