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Address: Menenstraat 5, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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+32 57 21 46 57
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09:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:30
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We can be found in the British Grenadier Bookshop on the Menenstraat which...

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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Brilliant!!!

Great shop. Thankyou very much and hope to come back again some day!! Lovely and welcoming and full of amazing pieces of war. Many thanks The Exmouth gang Harry, Zacch, Alex... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Harry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great shop. Thankyou very much and hope to come back again some day!! Lovely and welcoming and full of amazing pieces of war. Many thanks The Exmouth gang Harry, Zacch, Alex, Sam and Louis from Sunday 5th Feb 17

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent morning tour of Battlefields area. Pouring rain only added to grim reality of region's devastating history, brought to life succinctly and sensitively by knowledgeable and highly professional guide who took us out of our way to visit a relative's grave. Have since used other tours and this was by far the best. Thank you.

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Northampton
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Strongly recommend, provider of bespoke tours and really friendly with it. Imagine they must be very busy during the summer months and next year with the Passiondale centenary even more so.

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Ottawa
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 days with first guide Lucas around Ypres - morning and afternoon tours - and then travelled to Normandy with Carl. Guides both very knowledgeable and Carl gave us a personalized and fabulous experience taking us to Dieppe, Juno, Arromanches, Omaha, and Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy. Flexible and responsive - when mentioned a friends' uncles grave - he found it... More 

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind review 'grelfrench' . Always good to hear back from people on how their trip went. I hope you will return one day. Regards, Steve. More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We only had a half day tour but it was more than enough to get a good impression of what happened here in WW1 as our guide was very informative and obviously passionate about the topic. That would be my only reservation, he just went on a bit too long at times. Still, it was time well spent and can... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just returned back after Steve in the British Grenadier Bookshop had organised tours over 2 days for a party of 8 friends. Lucas was our guide and what an expert and passionate guide he is. Amazing depth of knowledge and he made our experience truly memorable. A stunning unforgettable trip. Absolute pleasure dealing with this team. Will be asking them... More 

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback and for returning to Salient Tours Chris. Hope to see you again next year for something different, or the same thing with a different bunch. Steve More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just back from 2 days of tours around the Ypres battlefields and Monuments. Leaned so much including detailed reports of what happened and some reasons why things happened. A very inspiring young tour guide in Lucas made everything come to life. His passion for the whole subject and what went on and the affects on the soldiers, his knowledge was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were extremely impressed with our tour and guide. Roger sometimes answers to the name Richard displayed an incredible knowledge of the area with enthusiasm throughout the entire day. A professional well managed company, no need to look elsewhere.

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind feedback. Much appreciated. Come back soon. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Folks....if you want to truly understand what happened at Pashchendale and the Ypres Salient book with these guys. The tour rates are competitive - pay a small deposit in advance to confirm your slot. Guides Lucas and Roger will take you to Essex Farm where McCrea wrote In Flanders Fields, Yorkshire Trench, Tyne Cot amongst many other places. There knowledge... More 

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Stuart. Glad you were pleased with your tour. Do come back again for a different tour. Steve at Salient Tours More 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I couldn't get on a tour (low numbers) so had a good chat with Steve who runs the shop he has avast knowledge and was extremely helpful, Was happy to point out places on a map that the tours don`t go,including a truely beautiful all Australian cemetery called Toronto Avenue its only small a bit off the normal track and... More 

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Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this review

We all try to help as much as we can here. We try to offer advice on finding locations, things to see and do, things to give a miss, advice on researching soldiers or battalions, advice on where to stay and try to get people to certain sites whether as part of our tours or a special trip to a... More 

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