Led by Co-founder, Mike Messick, watch centuries of history and splendid architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. You'll explore busy bazaars, archeological treasures, and stunning landscapes.
Hailing from the seaside town of Cork, Ireland, Matthew is a qualified Art Historian, earning his undergraduate degree in Art History & Philosophy in 2014 from University College Cork. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in High Renaissance Art, with a special focus on Michelangelo. He is currently based at University College Cork, where he lectures and researches in the History of Art department. His research, and his passion for Italian art and culture, regularly takes him to cities such as Rome and Florence, where he has led educational tours for undergraduate students. Matthew is friendly and laidback by nature, with a love of travel and a keen dedication to learning.