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Old 02-18-2007, 07:16 PM
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We are taking a Mediterranean cruise in September. There are four of us and we have planned for private excursions in most of the ports. Most of them cost around 500 Euros. What is the protocol for tipping the driver and guide?
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:31 AM
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In general tipping is not required in Europe to the same extend as it is in the US.
Thus not to tip would be absolutely okay. If the driver or guide is the owner and thus gets paid directly by you anyway, you even should not tip.
If they are employees, European laws guarantee fair wages without tipping. Nevertheless it would be a nice gesture to give a token of appreciation such like 10 or maybe 20 for each driver and guide if they indeed were great and are ready to accept any.
 
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