tipping in Czech Republic

Traditionally, tipping has not been common in the Czech Republic; however, today it is pretty common by tourists.  Another major difference is that many workers in this country may not greet travellers with the same courtesy that you will get in other countries.  It is also important to note that while the country is part of the European Union, they do not use the Euro.  Rather they use their local currency, the koruna. However, both Euros and US Dollars are accepted.

tipping etiquette for hotels in Czech Republic

In Hotels Tip $1-$20 in the Czech Republic

It;s good tipping etiquette to leave about $20 for concierges who provide exceptional service.  Gove porters or bell boys who help carry your luggage $1.00 per bag and leave a small tip for housekeeping if you want. Don't feel obligated to tip though, especially if you receive bad service.

tipping in restaurants in Czech Republic

At a restaurant Tip 10% in Prague

At restaurants in the Czech Republic a gratuity or service charge is usually included. If it is there should be no need to leave a tip.  If no service charge is included, it is good etiquette to tip the waiter or waitress 10% to 15%.

Remember to keep extra cash separate for tips and give your money directly to the waiter or waitress. You should inform them how much you wish to pay including the tip.

tip etiquette at spas in Czech Republic

In Czech Republic Tip 10% at a Spa

If you are a guest at a spa in the Czech Republic, you should tip at least 10% for good service.  You may wish to leave a slightly larger gratuity if you received exceptional service, but don't feel obligated. If you decide to tip you should give the money directly to your masseuse or leave some change at the reception.

should you tip your tour guide?

In Czech Republic Tip $15-$20 for a tour

The suggested amount to tip tour guides $15 to $20 per person per day for small groups and $10 per person per day for larger groups.  Tip drivers around half of this.  If the guide goes out of their way you can leave a slightly larger gratuity, but don't feel obligated.

should you tip your taxi driver?

In The Czech Republic Don't Tip your taxi driver

Tipping is not required for taxi services in the Czech Republic. However, if you have a driver that has been helpful you may wish to round up the fare. If you decide to do this just tell the driver the total amount you wish to pay.

Gratuities in restaurants in Czech Republic

Tip your Hairdresser 10% in The Czech Republic

In general it's good etiquette to tip your hairdresser around 10% or to simply round the bill up.  For example, if a haircut costs 85 CZK, you would pay 100 CZK.