Hagia Sophia Inside and Out, Walking into Serenity (evening tour)

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Sib
Quality Verified Registered on April 01, 2021

I am a licensed professional tour guide and PhD candidate. I have experience in the best tourist attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Archaeological Museum, Sultanahmet Square etc. Book for a memorable tour!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hello travelers! I'm Sib, a guru of Istanbul. I love meeting people and exchanging cultures and experiences. I love Istanbul and love to reveal its beauty and secrets to others. My expertise is the old city which is called "Historical Peninsula" that contains the best tourist attractions. 

Hagia Sophia is one the most significant heritage of humanity and a treasure for history of religions. Although the final structure is only about 1500 years old, its history spans several millennias. Hagia Sophia is the key to understand Istanbul and its secrets. 
In this night tour we are going to see;

  • Hagia Sophia (inside and out)
  • Soghuk Cheshme Street
  • Old Ottoman Houses
  • Topkapı Palace (outside)
  • Hurrem Sultan Hamam (outside)

Istanbul is calm and beautiful in the night. You will be amazed by the history and secrets of Hagia Sophia alongside its majestic beauty. All the route is within walking distance with no slope. No entrance fees. For a better experience we try to keep the groups small.

During my tour, you will discover the history, art, culture, and beauty of Istanbul's old city. All I want is that travelers will leave Istanbul with the feeling of having been in an amazing city full of life and admire to come back again and again to discover more. Istanbul is a love. 

The licenced guide professionally doing this job and gaining his life on it. It is expected that you leave at least 10$ / 10€ / 200 Lira tip per person. For the night shift you are expected to pay a fair amount more. 

No entrance fees required. 

For mosque visits: Everyone (man or woman) should wear modestly. Women need to have headscarf too.

All the tours has the inside visit of Hagia Sophia.

If you are reserving for a future date please consider that we may change the times slightly according seasonal changes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me and feel free to ask any questions. 

Recommended Tours;

I would like to advice you some my tours and some of other gurus for a complete experience of Istanbul.

Here are the links;

Bosphorus Cruise

Modern Istanbul

Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye

Other Istanbul Tours

You will have no need to more than these as a guided tours in Istanbul I believe. I will also help you with ideas regarding your visit plan when we meet.

Have a nice journey,

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  • Meeting point:
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeyda...
    Binbirdirek, German Fountain, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be by the German Fountain located in Sultanahmet square with a cane

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Vero 02 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Excelente tour. Sib es muy entretenido para explicar. Para mi fue genial que el tour fuera para mi sola, pero eran más las personas que habían reservado. Me parece una falta de respeto hacia el guía no aparecer a última hora. No se juega con el tiempo de los demás. De todas maneras seguiré haciendo tours con GuruWalk
Fern... 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Sib es un guía local profesional
Luis 24 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Se tomó el tiempo de explicarnos y qué mejor que un guía local secretos y datos de mesquita Sofía
Gabr... 17 Nov 2022
Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Creíamos que incluía entrada preferencial sin fila a Santa Sofia. Tuvimos más de 1 hora de cola.
thais 14 Nov 2022
São Paulo
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Sib knows a lot about history and likes to tell stories that make the tour much more fun!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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