Sure, you know you're supposed to tip your tour guide, but how much? When calculating the tip for your dinner, do you need to include taxes and that expensive bottle of wine? And is it acceptable to withhold a tip for poor service? For help, we handed over our tipping questions to an etiquette expert. Lizzie Post is an author and spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute, an organization that promotes etiquette in the United States. Lizzie, who is the great-great-granddaughter of the famous manners expert, shares secrets to tipping good every time (and reveals why bribing the maitre won't give you the best seat in the house). In a foreign country, different rules often apply.
We recommend that you visit country-specific websites to find out what the local customs are. You should not tip tour guides in national parks or other government sites. You may also like The best way to take money abroad 10 things you shouldn't use when traveling abroad How to choose the best travel credit card offered by ShermansTravel. If you are on a self-guided walking or cycling tour and have received maps and an itinerary as part of your purchase, with no additional services, there is no reason to add a tip to the cost of the tour.
No, mobile phones are not allowed on the jet ski tour to keep you focused on the trip and not be distracted by the phone. Have you ever found yourself fumbling in your wallet or purse, at the end of a fantastic tour in a new city, with no idea how much you should tip your tour guide? On rare occasions when your jet ski stops working, your tour guide will be there to help you tow it. Photography packages are available at a discounted cost prior to the tour date or at full price on the day of the tour. If you fall, the emergency cut-off switch will deactivate the jet ski and your life jacket will keep you afloat as you climb back up from the back of the jet ski.