Tipping in Portugal is very common, more common then most places in Europe. It isn’t a surprise though, as Portugal offers great landscapes, amazing beaches and friendly people. It is definitely a country to visit, the city of Lisbon is beautiful and the Algarve coast is jaw dropping. Use our tipping guide below to figure out when you should tip and when you shouldn’t.
Taxis: Tipping is common for taxi drivers. Its safe to round up to the nearest 5 Euro on your total fare.
Hotels: If the bell boy was to bring your baggage then you should give him 1-2 Euro per bag. If house keeping goes beyond expectations then a few Euro is warranted at the end of the stay.
Restaurants: 10% should be added to the bill in the more tourist areas. Otherwise a few Euro will go along way. Make sure you check your receipt to see if service was already included.
Bars: Usually a Euro or two if the bar service was good, otherwise this isn’t required.
Other: If you are traveling around the tourist areas of Portugal, such as the Algarve, then you should be expected to tip. Outside the tourist areas tipping is far less common, however it is appreciated. Something to keep in mind!