Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern Combo

Visit Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace & Basilica Cistern

If you're planning a trip to Istanbul and looking to visit some of the city's most famous historical sites, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern Combo Ticket is an excellent option to consider. This combination package provides access to three of the city's most popular attractions, along with an audio guide to enhance your experience.

The Hagia Sophia is a highlight of the package, as it is one of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks. Originally built as a church in the 6th century, it was later converted into a mosque and now serves as a museum. With its impressive dome and stunning mosaics, the Hagia Sophia is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Istanbul.

Topkapi Palace Museum is another fascinating site included in the package, offering a glimpse into the opulent lives of the Ottoman sultans who once lived there. The palace features sprawling courtyards, opulent pavilions, and an impressive collection of Ottoman treasures.

The third site included in the combo ticket is the Basilica Cistern, an underground water reservoir that dates back to ancient times. Visitors can explore the cistern's atmospheric chambers, supported by hundreds of columns and filled with fish swimming in the shallow water..

Inclusions and Highlights of Combo

  • Explore three of Istanbul's most iconic historical sites with a single ticket: the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern.
  • Audio guide providing insights into the history and significance of each landmark
  • A personalized welcome and introduction by a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Admission to the Hagia Sophia, a world-renowned historical landmark
  • Admission to the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans, with opulent interiors, gardens, and a remarkable collection of artifacts
  • Admission to the Basilica Cistern, an ancient underground water storage system boasting unique architectural elements

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  • Explore Istanbul's most iconic landmarks with the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern combo ticket, valid for three days.
  • Enjoy a meet and greet with a knowledgeable local guide who will give you a brief intro to each attraction.
  • Choose to visit all three attractions in one day or spread them out over three days for a more relaxed experience.
  • Download the audio guide on your smartphone for even more details on Istanbul's fascinating history and its famous landmarks.
  • Don't miss the stunning Hagia Sophia, the epitome of Byzantine architecture, and the 15th-century Topkapı Palace, home of the great sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Explore what's hidden beneath Istanbul's busy streets with a visit to the mysterious Basilica Cistern.
  • Get the most out of your sightseeing time in Istanbul with this easy and convenient combo ticket.

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Know Before You Book the Combo Tour

Essential Information of Combo Ticket
How to Reach

Best Time to Visit:

  • Hagia Sophia: Early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds.
  • Topkapı Palace: Early morning to avoid crowds and the midday heat.
  • Basilica Cistern: Midday to escape the heat or in the evening for a unique lighting experience.


  • Hagia Sophia: Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Topkapi Palace: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey.
  • Basilica Cistern: Mh., Yerebatan Cad. 13, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey.

Opening Hours:

Hagia Sophia:

  • Daily at 10:00 and 11:30
  • Fridays only at 10:00

Topkapi Palace:

  • Daily at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, and 15:00
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Basilica Cistern:

  • Daily at 12:30 and 13:30
  • Closed on Sundays

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By Metro: You can take the Marmaray or T1 tram line to the Sultanahmet station, which is the nearest station to these attractions.

By Bus: Several bus lines serve the area around these attractions, including lines 47, 47C, 57, and 57A.

By Taxi: Taxis are widely available in Istanbul, and you can hail one on the street or call a taxi company.

By Walk: If you are staying in the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, you can easily walk to these attractions as they are all located in close proximity to each other.

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  • Buy the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern: Combo Ticket online to save time and avoid the queue.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as all three places require a lot of walking.
  • Be prepared for crowds, especially during peak tourist season.
  • Check the opening hours and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit.
  • Dress appropriately, especially when visiting a religious site like Hagia Sophia.
  • Bring a camera or smartphone to capture memories of your visit.
  • Respect the rules and regulations of each site, such as no flash photography or touching artifacts.
  • Take your time and enjoy the history and beauty of each site.

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FAQ'S of Combo

What is Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern?

Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern are three of the most iconic landmarks in Istanbul, Turkey. Here's a brief overview of each location:

  • Hagia Sophia: Originally built as a church in the 6th century, Hagia Sophia has served as a mosque and now a museum. It is renowned for its stunning Byzantine architecture and impressive dome.
  • Topkapı Palace: Once the residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapı Palace is a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens that reflects the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. It houses a rich collection of art, jewelry, and other artifacts.
  • Basilica Cistern: This ancient underground structure, built during the Byzantine era, was used to store water for the city. It features an eerie atmosphere and striking columns, and has been used as a location in several films.

Where can I purchase a Combo Ticket for Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace & Basilica Cistern?

You can purchase a combo tickets for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia & Basilica Cistern online at our website. The website offers easy and convenient online booking options for travelers to enjoy visiting all three attractions. The ticket includes admission to all three attractions and comes with an audio guide app in 9 languages for iOS & Android.

Can I visit all three attractions in one day?

Yes, you can visit all three attractions in one day if you wish. Alternatively, you can spread out your visits over three days.

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Is the Combo Ticket available for children or students have discounts?

Yes, there are discounted rates available for children and students.

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