Salient Tours and
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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.