The odd driver will decline a tip, but I suspect those who deal regularly with tourists are long past that. What would be the appropriate amount for the driver's tip? Waiters and servers, a meal for three over an hour and a half we would toss 15 or 20 euro to the excellent server. A smile a few xtra bucks for a second set of eyes goes a long way. I also book it for guests coming to visit unless they travel light and want to use the train. I have lived in America for years so I understand the tipping culture and mentality. If you order your food at a counter in a pub, for example , don't tip.
If I've already paid for the tour or admission to the sight, I don't tip extra but if you want to tip, a euro or two is enough for a job well done. We do not provide vehicles nor are we a licensed transportation brokerage or provider. The fee is 220 E for the roundtrip. What I would recommend, is to give them an amount that depends on the experience. And the fact that you are 'buying' good service is really sad, and reflects a mentality that money buys it all - Well like I said, I've gotten flack before and I imagine I will get flack again.
Forget the stress of planning flights, deciding what to pack, and figuring out how to get around…one of the aspects of travel that causes people the most anxiety is tipping. Virtually every Italy Beyond the Obvious client has at one point asked for advice about tipping in Italy. We do tip the driver and, I think, 5 euros for the 50 euro fare. Italian Tour Destinations Rome is the obvious destination in Italy, but you may also wish to explore Florence and Tuscany, Lake Como or you could take the Classical Italy Tour which tours the most famous Italian historical sites. It is now an acknowledgment for the care received. Tina September 23, 2016 Than you for this.
Tipping at hotels in Italy is not required but it will be appreciated. Hi everyone, I've also been using RomeShuttleLimousine for years -- before I moved to Rome and now that I live here, pretty much whenever I travel by plane. The gesture must be discreet, veiled and does not have to force the waiter to reach out. They gave us a small break for using them for the round trip. You know how very slow the baggage handlers at Fiumicino can be, let alone getting through passport controls, etc.
March 21, 2016 The statistics are not wrong. Italian Food You must try the local food. Some services provide an option when you make reservations to include the gratuity. I might add, that we always paid for his lunch, which he chose, so it was never cheap. You can tip the porter, usually no more than 5 Euros. We usually rent a car, and stay in the countryside.
Giving the tip prior will ensure a much better service as the driver will become motivated by the tip you have given. Hence, the higher tip is expected. You can leave the housekeeper between 0. Frankly, this is the pink elephant in the room. People in the service industry may refuse your generosity at first, but they are just being polite. While they will accept a tip it is not necessary. Because you are a guest, not a customer.
If you stand at a bar, you will not get charged the cover. This is usually how the conversation starts. Most Italians do not tip in these cases, except when the service and quality are truly special. If the service is exceptional, it is okay to give a good tip, although this is never expected. Jan, the driver will be waiting for you when you exit the luggage area.
The limousine industry is indeed a billion-dollar business. It was included and at all locations would have been rude. Shouldn't a tourist that can't afford to tip be greeted the same way and enjoy the same kindness? When you hire a limo to get to your destination, you expect your driver as well as the vehicle to be clean, neat and presentable. July 11, 2016 Las Vegas is the ultimate party place. They appreciate the tip, but they also appreciate it when visitors recognize they are professionals and appreciate their skill and courtesy. Whatever, a tip of 10% for really good service, over expectations for the job, is quite enough.
I would avoid companies that mention tips because they are just out to take advantage of North Americans and our tipping culture. If you have bags, a good rule of thumb is to tip the driver one dollar per bag, especially if they are heavy. Clearly, a wide gap exists for how much you should tip hard-working service-sector employees—or whether they should even be tipped at all. You Can Always Count on Starline for Your Limo Service Needs At Starline, our professional, courteous drivers are among the best in the industry at , on time and in comfort and style. Hotels, resorts, casinos, bars and party venues dot the city and make it the most vibrant and brightest city with all the lights, sights and sounds at night. Tipping is an issue only at restaurants that have waiters and waitresses. Giovanna September 2, 2015 I am Italian and could not agree more with this! I only ask this question, as over ten years ago, when we first started traveling to Rome, we used a certain driver many times.
You can also leave a euro or two for housekeeping. Most etiquette websites such as suggest a gratuity of 15-20% of the fare, although anywhere between 10% and 20% is considered perfectly acceptable. However, if you receive exceptional service, which meets or exceeds your standards, tipping would be appropriate. Hi: Will be going to Rome in the Spring. Just a few minutes walk and probably less time than you would spend finding the taxi line and then waiting your turn if it's busy.