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Salient Tours

Closes in 23 min: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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“tyne cot”(23 reviews)
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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
+32 57 21 46 57
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We took the four hour tour with Karl as our guide he was excellent I mean beyond excellent he certainly knew his history and he was able to relate this in a very clear and educational and informative way his enthusiasm for his subject certainly...More

Thank Mike B
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thanks very much for that Mike. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Steve

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We took the morning tour, Roger was our guide. I learned so much about the Great war. I'm so glad that we decided to spend our day in Ieper exploring the sites where so many men lost their lives. The textbooks come alive when you...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The tour came alive because of Lucas's knowledge and passion for the subject. He guided us through many aspects of WW1 in and around Ypres and got us to think about different perspectives...some of the things he pointed out we would never have considered. Well...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We thought we knew about the Ypres area but this took us to places we didn’t know and even where we did we learnt so much. Our guide Roger was so knowledgeable and passionate

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks for the kind response, Janet. Glad you got so much out of the tour.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I did the north sailent tour this morning. As I was the only one (it was unusually quiet this weekend) I had to pay a bit more but it was so worth it. Lucas is extremely knowledgeable and personable. The 4hrs flew by and I...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Every time we visit Ypres (Ieper) we stop in the British Grenadiers Bookshop to see if we can find some WWI memorabilia. We always find something interesting and we especially like the WWI commemorative coins. It's a good place to spend a little time before...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thanks very much for your nice review. We try to welcome everyone to the shop and returning customers are especially welcome. Our stock is constantly changing so you never know what you might find.Glad you like the coins too. Regards Steve

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Highly Recommended. Our guide Roger was informative, knowledgeable and friendly. The whole experience was very relaxed and felt at all times that we were paying our respects and not just ‘on a tour’, this I put down to Rogers delivery and manner. We did the...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I experienced the 10am tour with Lucas as our guide. We visited places such as the Tyne Cot cemetery & a German cemetery, as well as a trench. Our guide Lucas was extremely knowledgeable about the topic and led the tour excellently; his story-telling skills...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

I was on a pilgrimage to honor my Grandfather and his fallen cousin who fought in WW1 and this tour was a last minute decision and it what is not the greatest decision ever, to see our fellow Canadian John McCrae working area and Tyne...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Merci bien André. Glad you enjoyed the tour. You must come back for more of our tours sometime. Steve Douglas

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

As a history teacher I have found myself on many a history tour and spent the entire time chuntering about the scripted delivery of most tour guides and despairing at the lack of passion- However, I can honestly say that Steve was the best tour...More

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

HaHa! Thanks very much Sarah. While I appreciate the attention, the guide's name was Roger, for the record. LOL. We had a good laugh over that. People keep getting his name wrong. Thanks again. See you next time.

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Tanya F
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Steve D | Property representative |
I have sent an email response.
May 25, 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
David P
March 10, 2016|
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