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How Much to tip private tour guide?

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My wife and I will be visiting Moscow and St Petersberg as independent tourists. We will be using the services of private tour guides to visit sights in these cities (and surrounding areas). We have a number of questions concerning gratuities for the tour guides:

1. How much (percentage-wise) should we tip the guide and the driver?
2. Should we tip them daily or at the end of our trip (in a city)? Tipping daily may be difficult since we were quoted a price for excursions by the city that covers several days, and no breakdowns for each day were given. On the other hand, if the tour guide (and/or the driver) is different each day, how can we tip them?
3. If we have lunch during the excursion, is it customary to invite the guide to join us?

Thank you very much for any insights on the above subjects.

sgsg

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