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Salient Tours

Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 57 21 46 57
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Very interesting and poignant tour

Did a 1/2 day tour of the north side of the Ypres salient. Visited Essex Farm, Yorkshire Trench... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hairyjock
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Can't recommend more highly

We were searching a great uncle who died in WW1. We don't normally get a guided tour but in this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lynn M
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Newcastle, Australia
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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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Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a 1/2 day tour of the north side of the Ypres salient. Visited Essex Farm, Yorkshire Trench, St. Julien monument, Langemarck German Cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetery and Passchendaele. The guide, Roger, was a font of knowledge and obviously very passionate about the history of...More

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

Thanks for the nice review. So glad you had an interesting time. Hopefully you will come back for another of our tours. Steve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were searching a great uncle who died in WW1. We don't normally get a guided tour but in this area it is so beneficial to both save time and to understand the deep complexity of this long war. What stood out was Salient tours...More

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

Always good to be able to personalize a tour for someone. Makes it that much more meaningful. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the review. Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Essex Farm (Flanders's Field), Vancouver Corner (Brooding Soldier), Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele. Roger our guide was very informative and energetic in his delivery, a pleasure to spend a heart-wrenching day with him learning the in depth history of these bloody WWI battle sites...More

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

Thanks very much for your nice review, Malcolm. I am glad you found the tour so interesting. Roger is a great guide.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a group of 7 adults, including my 90 year old father, and we booked a full day tour of WWI sites around Ieper (Ypres). I don't believe we could have had a better day. Steve Douglas, the owner, was very accommodating and set...More

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

Thanks very much for the great review Brent. It is always good to hear that we helped to make a special trip to the battlefields a very special trip indeed. I hope you can come again sometime. Regards, Steve Douglas

Reviewed 20 June 2017

We recently went to Europe & visited Ypres. We had a reason to go there as I really wanted to go to the Tyne Cot memorial. My grandmothers 1st husband was killed during WW1 & this year marks 100 years so it was important to...More

Thank Linda K
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Ha ha!! Great review. Thanks very much Linda. Just one point though, your guide was Roger, not Martin. LOL!. Roger has a laugh at that. Cheers and come back again some time.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our guide Carl was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was max 4 people so you get a really intimate experience. Our guide knew we were from Canada and took us to many Canadian monuments and tailored the tour for us. Very interesting and would...More

Thank shannonmbailey96
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for the review Shannon. I would have trouble picking the best of my three guides. Each is passionate, knowledgeable and highly capable and give their charges the best tour you can get. I give them 10/10. Regards, Steve

Reviewed 7 June 2017

We have been using Salient Tours for a number of years for our student programs, and they never fail to impress. Steve's tour guides are phenomenal, very knowledgeable, friendly, and good-natured. Their tours are great, appreciated all the more with the unrivalled guidance.

Thank VimyFoundation
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks for the terrific comments. I agree, my guides are the best! Steve

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We weren't sure whether to do a guided tour on our Ypres trip or just go to places ourselves. However, so glad we picked Salient Tours, as our guide Roger was brilliant. There were only four of us so it felt really personal. Roger's knowledge...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I did the Vimy day tour and our guide was Lucas. It was a perfect day, couldn't have been happier with my choice. Lucas was awesome, highly informed and knowledgeable and passionate about his job and the region. I highly recommend them if you are...More

Thank mjc39
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thanks very much for your kind words Mark. Come back soon. There's a lot to see around here.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We took this tour at the suggestion of our hotel and the fact that the owner is Canadian (yea!!!) We went of the 2 Salient tours (North &South)- which was the whole day as we wanted to see as much as possible- our reason for...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thanks for the great review Melissa. It was great to meet you and your sister. I hope the rest of your trip went as well as this part. Always great to get Canadians (and Aussies and Kiwis and Brits and Americans etc - can't leave...More

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PhilipChantry
26 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
11 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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