Skip-The-Line Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern Visits

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Underground Basilica Cistern
Underground Basilica Cistern
Experience some of Istanbul's hottest tourist attractions
Experience some of Istanbul's hottest tourist attractions
Marvel at the beautiful sights
Marvel at the beautiful sights
The Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque
Marvel at the beautiful sights
Marvel at the beautiful sights
The most famous mosque in Istanbul
The most famous mosque in Istanbul
Blue Mosque, Art masterpiece of Istanbul
Blue Mosque, Art masterpiece of Istanbul
Intricate details abound
Intricate details abound
Marvel at the beautiful sights
Marvel at the beautiful sights
Experience some of Istanbul's hottest tourist attractions
Experience some of Istanbul's hottest tourist attractions

What To Expect

Visit some of Istanbul's most famous tourist attractions together with a witty guide to educate you about them along the way! Marvel at the beautiful antiquated interiors of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern.


  • Experience some of Istanbul's hottest tourist attractions!

  • Explore around the Blue Mosque interiors and learn where its name was coined

  • Discover the beauty and historical significance of the Hagia Sophia

  • Marvel at the eerily beautiful Basilica Cistern


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Blue Mosque entrance gate
3 hours and 30 minutes
Saturday at 8:30 AM
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Enjoy a few hours of your day exploring Istanbul's prized attractions with a knowledgeable guide who can tell you all that you need to know about them.

Start off the tour by meeting with your guide at the entrance of the Blue Mosque. As you wait for the doors of the mosque to open, listen as your guide gives you a brief history of the mosque. Wander inside the mosque and discover how it got its name just by seeing its interiors. Sultan Ahmed I, the sultan who commissioned the construction of this mosque was so eager to have it finished that he often assisted in its construction.

Then, head over to another popular tourist spot, the Hagia Sophia. The Hagia Sophia, a 1,400-year-old structure has been around since the 6th century. Functioning first as a Greek orthodox church, the structure was converted into a mosque, then into a museum which everyone can visit today. After its conversion to a mosque, various Christian frescoes and mosaics were plastered over. On your tour inside the mosque, learn how the early Christian icons became Islamic and understand the similarities between all major religions throughout the world.

The last stop of this tour is at the Basilica Cistern. Descend a level below the streets to discover an ancient waterway that had provided the ancient residents of Istanbul with water (and sometimes fish). The 336 stone columns used to build this cistern was gathered from destroyed ancient temples. See medusa-head stone sculptures placed at different angles at the base of each column. Learn how the ancient civilization of Istanbul made use of this cistern as a part of their daily lives.


  • Blue Mosque tour

  • Hagia Sophia tour

  • Basilica Cistern tour

  • Skip-the-line tickets to all attractions

  • Expert English-speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Participants with mobility impairments, baby carriages or strollers cannot be accommodated by this tour.

  • The Blue Mosque is subject to unforeseen closures during celebration/festivities. These closures are generally only announced a few days prior. If this occurs during your visit, we will spend more time at other sites. Your guide will still give you full information on the Mosque should you wish to visit this on your own at a later occasion. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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