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Another tipping question-- tours and drivers

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On our cruise this summer, we will be taking some shore excursions and/or transfers that are quite costly. For example, we booked a car transfer from Civitavecchia to Sorrento, including a stop in Herculaneum, for 5 people at a cost of 550 euro. The booking specifically said "gratuity not included". In this case the driver is not really a guide, basically just a driver (at least he's not going to guide us at Herculaneum).

How much do you tip in this circumstance? 15-20% seems like adding an awful lot of money to something already fairly costly. What seems fair?

We may also book a private tour in one or two of our stops, with similar costs (from 350-500 E for 5 people). In those cases the driver is also a guide, and may include guiding at sites, or walking tours. Not sure if that makes a difference in deciding the tipping amount, so same question...what's approprate?

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