We should also consider that the tour company or their employer also pays all of the guides and drivers. The truth is that the rules differ from place to place, so it's hard to know how much you should be tipping. Living in a large city is expensive, and people working in tourism jobs depend on tips for survival. We were seldom out of sight of one, and hundreds were in view from some vantage points. Give your browser and TripAdvisor permission to use your current location and try again.
And they hand you an envelope on the last day of the tour. You don't want to bribe for good service. But multiple travellers are entitled to write a review of the same experience and those reviews will not be removed if they meet guidelines. I tip on the intention of charity and I believe in Godly rewards for good deeds! I spend hundreds of hours researching the places the tour goes, narrate, do airport meet and greets, handle hotel reservations, handle optional excursions, keep the tour on time, handle all aspects of the tour requiring tickets, am available 24 hours per day, handle emergencies of illness, death, missing passengers, baggage control, etc. Looking back at our five trips to Asia, we always had good luck and good guides and drivers. Should you tip a charter bus driver? Tap water in Israel is very high quality. However some people are surprised to find that most tour companies expect customers to tip their tour guides at the end of the tour.
This would depend on the length of the tour. We will send you a notification when it is ready to view. But did you know that it also customary to tip the driver of your charter bus? There are a couple of things that often confuse tourists when filling up in Israel. It is not necessary to tip the owner of a business. . All tips are given in plain, white, sealed envelopes that I take with me in my briefcase. Did you feel that your needs were taken care of? A local agent can find you the best deal on the right car for you often significantly less than booking directly online.
The tipping is done per person on the tour, so all 6 people should tip if you tip. In China, our guide worked late into the night, arrived early and earned every penny of a larger gratuity. Tipping is actually not required or expected in most places. I am sure you will get more advice but I suggest that you go on your trip, enjoy yourself, and then decide what tip you think is most fitting based on the quality of the services you received. If you need more, you will have to provide two cards or go to two different gas stations. Do not pack these items in your luggage.
I do the same for the tour director. Was this a private tour or trip? I always remind the person the website's tour information page states no tips required. On none of the trips was it brought up to tip the guide or driver. Thanks, Richard, for bringing this up. There are several rental car companies who provide consistent good service. That's probably the worst tipping mistake.
Vacation rentals are usually available in these areas as well, but are also available in off the beaten track places that you may want to visit on your trip. Richard Smith has raised a number of interesting questions. Knowing ahead of time takes the stress and concern out of last-minute guessing and keeps you from offending, offering too little or offering too much! Was shocked when I saw the reply of two euro for a tour guide. I was browsing the Humtab forum to see how members felt about the restructure and I came across the Senior forum. I have heard of people tipping the guide, but please don't.
By leaving a tip in a foreign currency, you're giving your service person work to do, and they'll likely have to pay a fee to change it into their own currency. Among the companies, there is quite a difference in what is expected of a tour director. Ask everyone to contribute that amount and collect it all to give to the driver. You may, of course, tip on top of that but consider the level of service before doing so. A 10 percent service charge is generally included in restaurant bills but you can round up or leave additional money for excellent service.
So, if you're unhappy about the service, you can definitely give less. Many countries include 15% in your bill as a tip, but you are expected to leave a few small coins on the table for good service. Q: What's a good rule of thumb for tipping tour guides and drivers? Concierge A tip is not generally expected for a concierge. Blocking a user will not disable their ability to view your public content or your public profile page. But otherwise, try your best to leave a tip in the currency of that country.
I would rather pay more up front and be spared this constant tipping, or, at the least, our guide could collect money from us at the beginning and take care of the tipping, but they always have one excuse after another, so we live with it. Hotel Staff: Hotel staff will expect to be tipped for service rendered. But it would be great if all other tips were included, including local guides, drivers, etc. The company that you are traveling with should provide a guideline. Unless the driver or tour company outright refuses tips, plan to give a bus driver a cash gratuity at the end of the journey, whether it lasts three hours or 10 days. Here are some sources for more detailed information. Believe me, I have seen it all! That will speak volumes to a manager.