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Salient Tours

Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Fantastic knowledge

We went on the morning tour and thought it was excellent. The knowledge displayed by Roger was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ians002
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London, United Kingdom
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Wonderful experience

We took 2 tours with this company. First to Hill60 and various interesting places. The second day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daibhidh53
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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We can be found in the British Grenadier Bookshop on the Menenstraat which is the short road between the main square and the Menin Gate Memorial.
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  • Average1%
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“afternoon tour” (18 reviews)
“tyne cot” (22 reviews)
“guide roger” (7 reviews)
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Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the morning tour and thought it was excellent. The knowledge displayed by Roger was impressive and he was willing to visit and search for places where family members of those on the tour may have died. Steve (in the shop) readily offered...More

Thank ians002
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad we could add to your tour experience. You must come again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took 2 tours with this company. First to Hill60 and various interesting places. The second day to Tyne Cot cemetary and trenches. Rodger the guide was superb. A credit to the company. I found my great uncles grave with his help. Thank you for...More

Thank Daibhidh53
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review. Very much appreciated and glad we could help find your uncle's resting place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Roger, was knowledgeable; set the wider context of events; illustrated them by visits to locations around the battlefield; gave us time to look around; and then took us to the place that our grandfather was deployed on the day he was captured in...More

Thank LuckyeddieBristol
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed our battlefield tour and that we could help find your grandfather's battlefield. Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took South Salient tour with Lucas today. He is extremely knowledgeable, interesting and easy to listen to. The minivan was spacious and comfortable. We also met Rita at the shop when making the booking, she was very helpful and friendly. I recommend anyone to...More

Thank Aisling F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I were lucky enough to go on a half day tour of the northern Ypres Salient with Salient Tours last Saturday. Our guide was a gentleman called Roger who was absolutely first rate and unbelievably knowledgable. He guided us in a very...More

Thank Richard7031
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do in Ypres. Was recommended this particular ‘Battlefield Tour’ by the History Department at the school I taught in, who use the company regularly. Booked in advance on line and paid a deposit. The tour begins at The British Grenadier Bookshop...More

Thank retracenna
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind words, retracenna. We always strive to do what we can for people and help them have a very memorable visit.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Great tour. A friend and I booked a morning and afternoon tour and I could not recommend it enough. Roger was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made the tour even better recommending food and pubs for lunch and after he tour while waited for the...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

A visit to Ypres or surrounds would not be complete without taking in a battle fields tour. The knowledge the guides have to impart you would never gain yourself trying to visit different historical locations. It is hard to believe but for the military cemetaries...More

Thank Pearlgirl01
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review. I hope you will grace our door again some time. I must say, I am trying to figure out what your 'mud map' was. Trench map? Drawing in the dirt? We had a laugh over that. Cheers! Steve

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Tour guide provided detailed responses to all questions and clearly enjoyed sharing his historical and local knowledge. Guide also tried to personalize sites based on nationalities of visitors. The tour was well run.

Thank Bre H
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Bruges. Our friends booked this trip for us as they had done it before and it certainly did not disappoint. Roger was our guide and he was superb, full of interesting facts that made the whole tour...More

Thank Jamie L
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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thanks for the kind review Jamie. We look forward to your return.

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Tanya F
November 29, 2017|
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I have sent an email response.
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PhilipChantry
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Steve D | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. We take many children on the tours and most of them love it. I find that the younger ones are less interested but usually at 10 or 12 yrs they are very keen adn interested and asking all... More
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WestburyBoy
March 10, 2016|
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Response from Steve D | Property representative |
Hello, sorry, just saw this question. Doing the two main tours over two days is fine. Many people do that. Or you could do the full day around Ypres and next day head out to Vimy and/or the Somme for the day, if that was of... More
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