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Etiquette-How to Tip Notes

I'm often asked what the tipping guidelines are in other countries.  I would like to say to use the guidelines that we use here in the U.S.  The truth is that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  Every country has different guidelines.  Some places a few dollars may be fine or a couple of dollars.  In other places,  a few dollars may get snubbed.

The purpose of a tip is to express appreciation for a service also called a gratuity.  One question always asked is in the case of all-inclusive properties. It is a good idea to look at the property facts sheet to identify exactly what is included in the travel package.  If gratuities are included, you are not obliged to tip.  However, it is common that guests use their discretion at giving an extra tip to staff who has provided outstanding service.

The Americas

Canada

Restaurants  gratuities not included 15-20%
Hotels -Concierge $10-$20 per favor
           -Porters  $1-$2 per bag
          - Housekeepers $2-$5  per day
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8 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY TOUR

8 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY TOUR
Tour Start Date:Departs every day all year around
TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person
Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 765.00
Single Room:  from Euro 835.00
8 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY TOUR SUMMARY:

Welcome to Turkey! For those with about a week to experience Turkey this is it! We will take you to all of the must see spots in Turkey. If you come you have to experiences Istanbul, the Bosphorus, the Underground Cities and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
8 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY ITINERARY:Day 1 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Meet at the Istanbul international Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Guided Istanbul walking old city tour visiting Topkapi Palace (closed on mondays) Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia Museum (closed on tuesdays), Underground Cistern, Cove…

4 DAYS Istanbul City Tour ITINERARY:

Travel Shop Turkey- partnership with Bye Bye Birdees.

4 DAYS Istanbul City Tour ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Turkey staff and transfer to your hotel. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.

Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the…