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Salient Tours

Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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A tour with passion!

We booked a tour to the Northern Salient which included a visit to Tyne Cot cemetery where we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandyturner06
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Yungaburra, Australia
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Unbelievable tour guide

When we decided to do a WWI tour in and around Ypres, most of the tour company's were full. While... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bdyer2018
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St. John's, Canada
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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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“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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"afternoon tour"
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"tyne cot"
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"guide roger"
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"his knowledge"
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"great tour"
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"a small group tour"
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"essex farm"
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"vimy ridge"
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"yorkshire trench"
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"german cemetery"
in 10 reviews
"informative tour"
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"significant sites"
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"his passion"
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"brooding soldier"
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"standard tour"
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"wwi sites"
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"ypres salient"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour to the Northern Salient which included a visit to Tyne Cot cemetery where we wanted to visit the grave of a fallen relative. Lucas was our guide. Wow! This man knows his history and imparted it to our group with integrity...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the fabulous review. Lucas is one of the best. The others are Roger and Carl. Each of them are top notch but have their own presenting styles. No one leaves our tours unsatisfied, unmoved or unimpressed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we decided to do a WWI tour in and around Ypres, most of the tour company's were full. While we were shopping in Ypres we came across the "The British Grenadier Bookshop" and were delighted to find that they did battlefield tours. Our tour...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nice review. Thanks very much for that.Please do come again and don't worry if it is not Lucas next time. My other guides are top notch too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. Us: We did the half-day Standard Tour. There were four of us, two elderly and very interested in WWI and WWII. The tour-guide: Lucas was amazing. He loves his region, he...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tours are done well with small groups and lots of interaction. We went on two tours on one day. It is a long day but very worth it. Roger was our guide and very knowledgeable. He also love history and made it very interesting....More

1  Thank leon063
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Steve D, Manager at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your positive review. Much appreciated and we're glad you had a positive experience.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the afternoon trip with Lucas and it is the best tour that we have ever been on. Lucas clearly explains everything in such a captivating way. His extensive knowledge means that he could answer all of our questions. We both learnt so...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks very much for such a great review. Lucas will be very happy you enjoyed it so much. Do come back for more another time. Cheers, Steve

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 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

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

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 12 April 2018 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

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

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 4 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

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

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Tanya F
29 November 2017|
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I have sent an email response.
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PhilipChantry
25 May 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
10 March 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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