Free tour

Morning Prayer in Hagia Sophia, Experience the Peace of the Dawn

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Sib
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

There is nothing like witnessing the peace of the dawn combined with the divine serenity of the morning prayer. Alongside its majestic beauty, Hagia Sophia's secrets and history will astound you. There are no slopes along the entire tour, making it all walkable. 

Before beginning our voyage through history, we will participate in the morning prayers (or simply observe), take in the Qur'anic recitation, and discover tranquility. Then we will see some attractions around.

The tour includes a visit inside Hagia Sophia and stops at nearby historical sites. If you have a limited time or not interested in other atractions around we can alternatively limit the tour by Hagia Sophia. In such a case the tour will take about one hour.

There are no entrance fees. You you should follow the dressing code strictly to be able to enter the mosque. We will not talk and just keep quite for the first half an hour until the prayers end.

To enter the mosques, both men and women should dress modestly. Women have to wear a headscarf too.

Because of the change of prayer times, if you are reserving for a future date please consider that we may change the tour times slightly accordingly.

Two languages are available. Upon your reservation in a language the other language will be blocked for reservations.

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

Recommended Tours;

I may not be available for full day private service. But 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 (Guided)

Alternative to this tour

Karakoy and Galata

Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye

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:
    Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Ayasofya Me...
    Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Ayasofya Meydanı no 1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will meet you in entrance of Hagia Sophia with a cane in my hand

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).

Tour opinions

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Christian 29 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Sib is a professional and skilled guide and gave a lot of interesting information. He also knows the right short cuts to reduce waiting time at the entrance and check ...

Laura 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Un gran contador de historias y conocedor de la cultura.

Morgane 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

We had a wonderful morning with Sib, it was completely worth to get up that early. Sib really knows a lot about all the religious and historical aspects of the mosque ...

Timothée 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Great tour! The guide has a passion for history of religions and history in general. Thanks to him we now know more about Islam, as well as the links with the other mo...

Erick 14 Sep 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

¡Muy buena! Sib es muy conocedor y gran narrador.

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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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