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Your Educational Tours Quick Guide to Tipping

November 30, 2012 Erin Stern No Comments

Tipping can be an awkward end to an otherwise satisfying first meal overseas.

If you’re not familiar with local tipping customs before you arrive, you may run the risk of over tipping or not tipping enough on the first day of your tour. Travelers can easily rectify this problem by simply asking the tour manager, the concierge at the hotel or politely asking a local, but if the 10% vs. 20% equations haven’t danced around your head before you’ve sunk your teeth into your first bite of fish and chips, it can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation once the bill arrives.

On many educational tours, breakfast and dinner are included in the price of your tour so you don’t need to worry about tipping. In these instances, you can apply the extra mathematical energy you’ve conserved to good use by finally realizing your dream of memorizing the string of digits for Pi beyond 3.14.

For lunch and instances of mandatory indulgence (think churros y chocolate in a lively Spanish café), you’ll want to make note of proper tipping etiquette. Save yourself the headache and get it right the first time by conducting some quick research on the web or by scanning the infographic below.


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The money train doesn’t stop here. It keeps on rolling. We have additional information about money matters including tips for using credit cards, currency exchange and more. What smart money saving tips would you share with like-minded travelers? Share them with our readers in the comments section below.

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