Hello and welcome to the Salient Tours and British Grenadier Bookshop web site. While we are following all good medical and government advice and have stopped trading for the duration of these difficult times, we do welcome you to make bookings for tours later in the year. We will not need to take a deposit for the bookings at this time until we can be more certain of when we will all get back to work. We hope you and yours are all keeping safe, staying home and finding enough to keep you busy. Items for sale in the Bookshop section of this site can still be purchased but we are not able to ship anything overseas (outside of Europe) right now since Belgian Post has suspended such deliveries. There may be the chance to send it by courier company but that gets expensive. Just let me know if you want to do that. Otherwise, any item purchased can be put aside for you until such time as we can send it. We wish you well and hope to meet you in person sometime not too far down the road.
Wishing you all the best
We are Ypres' oldest and most respected independent tour company. Since 1993, we have provided memorable battlefield tour experiences of the Ypres Salient, the Somme, Fromelles and Vimy Ridge.
Our experienced, award-winning guides are not only very knowledgeable in their fields, but are passionate, friendly, approachable and willing to accommodate our guest's needs whenever they can.
Our tours begin with an introduction that explains why Ypres became the most famous town on the Western Front. We describe the ebb and flow of the fighting and, with wartime photographs, illustrate the almost unbelievable state of the battlefield. Our minibus then takes you slowly through the now-peaceful farmland that still echoes those terrible days as tonnes of live artillery shells are still unearthed every year. All tours can incorporate visits to others sites by arrangement, so if you want to visit the grave of a relative in the area, please do let us know.
Please feel free to call or email us if you would like help in choosing a tour to suit your interests. We would also be glad to help with any research with regards to family members who fought or fell in the area.
We would be honoured to help make your battlefield visit a memorable and special experience, so please book your place in our air conditioned and comfortable minibus.