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No shuttle service will be in operation. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Taxis are available in the port. Distance to the city center is approximately 2.5 miles walking distance. Tram station is within walking distance to the city center. In order to take the tram, Turkish Lira will be the only currency accepted.<br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Explore Istanbul

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Delight in a day spent exploring Istanbul’s most notable Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks before shopping around the city’s famous Grand Bazaar. Visit the Hagia Sophia, which was once a Greek Orthodox basilica and then an imperial mosque, viewing its stunning mosaics and large dome. Tour stunning Topkapi Palace, the royal residence for Ottoman sultans for 400 years, to see holy Muslim relics. Peruse the sprawling Grand Bazaar covered market before watching a Turkish carpet presentation. IBF2

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Istanbul

The only city that is in two continents, Asia and Europe

No shuttle service will be in operation. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Taxis are available in the port. Distance to the city center is approximately 2.5 miles walking distance. Tram station is within walking distance to the city center. In order to take the tram, Turkish Lira will be the only currency accepted.

We were told when we arrived in Istanbul for us to stay out of the Gezi Park at Taksim Square area because of a demonstration. It is the anniversary of a protest in 2013 when a total of seven lost their lives. They are protesting against plans to replace Taksim Gezi Park with a shopping Mall.

Nautical Miles from Dubai to Istanbul = 4280

Total Trip Singapore to Istanbul is 8154 Nautical Miles - 9383 Regular Miles

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