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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
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
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
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
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
I can confirm everything others have said about Roger as an excellent guide, and I have more to add.
I had already made a list of grave references in a certain cemetery – of ten men who had been comrades of my grandfather. I wanted...More
Steve D, Owner at Salient Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018
Thanks very much for this review 'Hertel', it is very much appreciated. Roger is passionate about the subject and also about making sure people get a great experience, as we all are at Salient Tours. Hopefully you will return one day and take another tour....More
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
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 sorts of questions. It is a great educational opportunity for them.
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
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 interest. None of the tours overlap so, no problem with whatever configuration you wish. Drop us an email and we will set it up for you. Cheers, Steve