Moving from the airport to other places within the metro could be a hassle though. This is completely normal and should be an expected charge on your bill anytime you sit down anywhere, even if all you order is a glass of water. They have one of the best airports in the world too. You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. For transfers and guide services, ten to fifteen percent is acceptable. And no weirdness -- I cannot believe that Rome cabbies still hit on me.
If they really go out of their way to make it special, then of course it's right to return the favour and tip some more. I remember all the stories of how the waiters who worked for them were so disappointed when a European sat in their section because they knew they would not get a tip. Of course we tipped him very well. Sénanque Abbey in Provence In French restaurants the tip is always included usually 15 percent. You have such a great opportunity here, stay in touch and let me know how things develop. Having said all this, I was absolutely gobsmacked by the tipping practice at our holiday destination in the Caribbean.
Welcome to Limoscanner, nationwide premier environmentally friendly limo service online directory. When the waiter says or writes down your grand total, just say or write the total you want them to charge you, with the tip included, as you hand over your card. Not leaving any tip at all sends the wrong message — that Americans are not only noisy, they also have no savoir-faire. So if your taxi fare is 19 euros and 70 cents, you can give the driver 20 euros and tell them to keep the rest. The recommendation for Amsterdam has a similarly nonsensical contradiction.
If the person serving you is also the owner of the business, they would never expect a tip. Evaluate Driver's Quality As with any type of service in which tipping is common, the tip you give should reflect the quality of the service. By the way do you tip the pilot and the flight crew on the plane over? That was meant to be a joke before people get too excited. Even though most say there is no reason to tip, I do. If the service charge isn't included, people usually round up the bill, as in many European countries leaving a 20 Euro bill for an 18 Euro meal for instance.
There are more specific tip amounts. Photo of our lovely server Sabine at the Hotel Conturines Posta in San Cassiano Italy Beyond the Obvious will help make your trip truly memorable. Most Italians do not tip in these cases, except when the service and quality are truly special. This guide will tell you everything you need to know. I do keep it at about 15% there as I know that salaries for certain workers are structured differently than for servers, drivers here in the states where they depend a lot on tips to make their income. Instead, the waitstaff in Italy not only makes a living wage to begin with, they also get government health benefits and probably more paid vacation time than you do.
The most basic criteria for tipping a limo driver is the following: physical appearance of the driver if he looks presentable and neat , cleanness of the limousine or town car, getting the client to the destination on time, etc. Photo: Dan Weisberg Photography Moscow and St. We figure these are the people who can really use a bit of help. We would never think of tipping a doctor, businessman or salesman, but we do tip waitresses, hairstylists, delivery persons, etc. Hi: Will be going to Rome in the Spring.
When you go to Italy try being who they are, learn and take on their values, their persona, their way of life. I'm sure this must have been asked and answered, but I'm not finding it. In most places, 10 percent is a big tip. Leave yourself here at home, the place that made you as you are. All customers the go back get the same level of kindness. I have lived in America for years so I understand the tipping culture and mentality.
The French and British generally tip hairdressers, the Dutch and Swedish usually don't. Who cares what happens when I'm back home? If you like to be scammed and you can afford to be scammed. You can either give the tip to the driver prior or after the service is rendered. 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. 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. For instance, you know that you should always tip your waiter and your valet attendant, but what about the hardware store employee who helps carry supplies to your car? Tipping is an issue only at restaurants that have waiters and waitresses.