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MsBarbi  
#1 Posted : Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
MsBarbi


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Can anyone give me an idea of tipping in Jordan for the guide, driver and hotel staff.... I know it's  ultimately  up to you and the service received but  what I'm looking for is an amount or guidelineā€¦ Information I'm finding (including Gate1info) seems to be so  vague
Donna Marie  
#2 Posted : Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Donna Marie


Posts: 239

you will get the information in your Gate1 packet - very clear and not vague.  I think the bus driver runs $3 per day and Tour Manager $7 per day (if you are on Discovery tours, I notice it is like $5 and $10 per day).  If you have local guide in city about $3. It's all listed in your paperwork once you receive your documents.  And, depending on the country you go to, tipping for restaurants will be listed if you just google the question; some just 10 percent, some 15.
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littlera  
#3 Posted : Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
littlera


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Donna is correct, the posted tipping info is very specific, and is included with your tour documents you will receive about three weeks before your departure.

You can also view in detail now  -  if you know where to look.  Go to the web page for your tour, and click on the "Trip Preparation" tab to the left.  Then click on the "at your destination" tab and scroll down to the tipping info.  There is lots of other information under this tab also, it would be helpful to go ahead and read it all now.  Again, all of this information under this tab is repeated verbatim in your travel docs.

I found the $7 (tour manager) and $3 (driver) to be about right in Jordan.  Gate 1 has terrific guides there, and in Israel too.  As we remember from last year, they use no local guides  - the informed tour manager does it all, so there are no extra daily guides to tip.  Keep this in mind when tipping your tour manager.  They did a great job for us, and I expect you will find the same.

Gate 1 lists their tip suggestions in USD.  This is NOT meant to imply you should tip with dollars.  Always tip in local currency if at all possible to prevent dilution of the tip when they have to exchange to local.  We squirrel away the projected tip on day one so we will not be scrambling for local currency on the last day.
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MsBarbi  
#4 Posted : Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
MsBarbi


Posts: 16

Thank You Both so much!!!!
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