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“well worth it”
Review of Salient Tours

Salient Tours
Ranked #2 of 14 Tours in Ieper (Ypres)
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“well worth it”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Very informative tour to key sites around ypres . Much better than just finding them yourself. Roger our guide gave so much context throughout the tour, we were able to more fully appreciate the sites and how the area , the locals and the groups from across the world, had been impacted by the war. Very moving trip, thoroughly recommend.

Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It made my trip complete”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were on a research trip for the Play War Horse and our guide Roger could not have been better. He was the perfect guide. Informative, witty and able to answer any questions we came up with. Initially we had only booked for the morning tour but we're loving it so much we paid for the afternoon as we'll. We visited Tyne Cot, German Cemetery, Hill 60, Brooding soldier etc and he even took us to a new statue of 2 War Horses. A fantastic day I will remember for a long time

Visited February 2014
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Rainham, Kent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Salient Tours”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My husband has recently completed a short trip to Belgium and used Salient Tours for 2 days so this is his review. Cannot fault the tours at all, the local guide Carl was very friendly and knowledgeable, he clearly had more than a "just doing a job" interest in the history and gave clear explanations as to what had happened at each monuments/cemeteries location. The 4 hr Ypres Salient tour is a really good introduction for those with a minimal knowledge of WW1 whereas the full day Somme Tour which was nearly a 10hr day which although really good may a bit too much for those with less than a passing interest in military history. A nice touch was a personal visit to a relatives grave not on the itinerary which was not a problem for our guide. These tours visit the smaller sights which larger tours may not do giving a fresh insight into the conflict such as the Newfoundland Regiments memorial. If you are looking for a small group type tour which are friendly & informative these are the ones for you. Re the cost we all thought that given the amount of places visited etc that the cost was not overly expensive.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Fantastic, insightful tour”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Salient Tours. The guide was very knowledgable and was happy to answer any and all questions. We visited some of the most important historical sites around Ypres including Tyne Cot, the Langemark cemetery and areas where the Third Battle of Ypres was fought, as well as a few less known but equally as interesting sites. The tour guide was really able to bring to life some of the horrible things which occurred in the war. It was a moving experience and I'm glad I booked with this company.

Visited January 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Battlefields tour”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Did the morning tour, lasted four hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Went to a number of sites including Essex Farm cemetery and Tyne Cot. 38 euros per person was just a little steep i felt.That aside was very glad we took the tour.

Visited December 2013
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