Schedule - Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 13


Arrivals
 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Education Session: Overview of Turkey & Cultural/Security Review


Hilton Istanbul
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Informal Gathering for Cocktails Hilton Istanbul
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Welcome to the Orient Dinner Al Jamal Arabesque

Wednesday, May 14

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast (on own)


Hilton Istanbul
9:30 am  Buses Depart the Hilton Istanbul  
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Historical Highlights of Istanbul Tour Hippodrome, Cisterns, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazar, with a stop for lunch at the Hotel Alzar.
 
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm  Dinner 360 Restaurant

Thursday, May 15

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast (on own)


Hilton Istanbul
9:00 am - Noon

Education Session at Turcas Petrol Presentation by Turcas Petrol CEO Batu Aksoy
9:00 am - Noon Spouse/Guest Tour of the Spice Market  
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch  
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tour of the Dolmabache Palace  
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Informal Gathering for Cocktails Hilton Istanbul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner on Own  

Friday, May 16

8:30 am - 10:30 am


Breakfast & Education Session

Hilton Istanbul
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Tour of Tokapi Palace  
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free Time  
5:30 pm Buses Depart for Cocktail Cruise  
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Cruise over the Bophorus  
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner Topaz Restaurant
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Informal "Hookah" Party Hilton Istanbul

Saturday, May 17

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast (on own)


10:00 am - 11:00 am  Airport Transfer Departing from Hilton Istanbul
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Arrival and Check-in Istanbul Airport
1:10 pm Flight to Tbilisi Turkish Airlines Flight 382
4:25 pm Arrival Tbilisi International Airport
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hotel Arrival Radission Blu
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Reception and Dinner Koppola

Sunday, May 18

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Breakfast (on own)


Radisson Blu
9:30 am - 11:00 am Education Session at the Petrocas Office

 
11:30 am - 4:00 pm Tour of Mtchketa & Kazbegi Region Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskehoveli Cathedral and stop for lunch at the Chamber of Georgian Wine. 

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Free Time in Tbilisi  
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Funicular

Monday, May 19

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast and Education Session


Radisson Blu
11:00 am -4:30 pm Tour of Old Town Tbilisi Metekhi Church, the Old Caravanserai and the Gold Market, with a stop for lunch at Chadin 12 on Chardin Street.
 
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception at the US Ambassador's Residence


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Group Dinner Tsiskvili

Tuesday, May 20

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast (on own)

Radisson Blu

9:15 am - 8:00 pm Trip to Kahketi Region Alaverdi Cathedral and the Signagi region, with lunch and wine tasting at Pheasant’s Tears.
 
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Informal Gathering Iveria Terrace, Radisson Blu



Wednesday, May 21

All Day

Departures



7:30 am - 8:45 am Breakfast (on own) Radisson Blu