The seven-day Group Reisen lets the Gineta guests explore the jewels of Prague and the beautiful Bohemian countryside with its historical towns and villages. You will be guided by Phillippe Deswarte, who will provide you with fascinating insights into the culture and history of the Czech Republic through his intimate knowledge and story-telling ability. Phillippe is joined by well-known Belgian actor Maarten Bosmans, who is also recognised for his culinary craft. Together, they will entertain you and provide you with an unforgettable Czech experience.
Phillippe and Maarten have known each other since they were 14-years-old, when they met at theatre school in Antwerp in Belgium. The two very soon became best friends, and it was through Phillippe that Maarten learned about Prague and its surroundings. Maarten has been a regular visitor to the Czech Republic since his teens, and like Phillippe, he fell in love with the beauty of Prague, its vibrant culture, and the breathtaking Bohemian countryside.
In 2010, the two friends found themselves in the local pub, and came up with the ideas of organising small, personalised tours of Prague and the sights of Bohemia for the Gineta guests. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and varied interests makes this a truly unique experience for the Gineta guests. Our guests often speak of Phillippe and Maarten as the perfect hosts.
Who is Phillippe Deswarte?
Phillippe is the welcoming host for all the Gineta guests. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the country has no bounds. He guides you through the history, culture, and legends of Prague and Bohemia. His inherent storytelling ability will lead you into the life of the Czech people and its rich cultural heritage.
Phillippe moved permanently from Belgium to the Czech Republic in 2004, and has a lovely Czech wife, Zdenička and two beautiful children, Sebastian and Lukáš.
Who Is Maarten Bosmans?
Maarten is a well-known Belgium actor and has appeared on programmes such as Cops, Loslopend Wild, Amateurs and the Fresh Bakker on Belgium television. Maarten is also the masterchef in the kitchen during the group tours. He was a finalist in the popular TV show Celebrity Master Chef in 2012, so you can be sure that he will delight you with his culinary masterpieces.
Maarten has been coming to the Czech Republic regularly over the last twenty years to visit Phillippe and his family. As well has falling in love with the country, he also found his Czech princess, Zuzanna, the sister of Phillippe’s wife!