Fret no more about discreet envelopes or trying to work out your daily budget, tipping is now included on most Gate 1 escorted tours and river cruise packages.
For the convenience of our Australian travellers, gratuities are included for your Tour Manager, local guides, drivers and/or driver assistants, hotel porters and wait staff during included meals.
You may still hear references to tipping during your trip, since gratuities are not included for guests from other countries, but rest assured that your Tour Manager and other service providers will be correctly tipped on your behalf and continue to provide exemplary service.
For sea cruise customers, in many cases tips have also been included for your crew and Cruise Director. However, in some instances we are unable to include gratuities on your behalf and if that applies you will find recommended gratuities listed in the Trip Preparation section on our website, under the ‘At Your Destination’ tab. We are also unable to include tips on independent tours and will provide local guidelines on our website, but as always, tipping is a matter of personal discretion.
We’ve listened to your feedback and are very pleased to introduce this initiative for our travellers. And the good news is this applies as of now to all Aussie travellers, regardless of when you booked your 2017 tour.
For more information please don’t hesitate to call 1300 653 618 to speak with our Gate 1 travel specialists.