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tipping DenRus or Red October guides in Russia?

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efschlenk

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Does anyone know what the standard is regarding tipping private guides for shore excursions, namely those in St. Petersburg, Russia? Quite a few cruisers are opting for the private tours, which are as expensive as the ships' tours but have smaller groups and are more flexible. Thanks for your advice. Ed S.
 
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sonjon

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We took a Red October tour of St. Petersburg in May. We had a van, guide, driver and 8 people.
We decided on $60.00 per couple for 2 days being split between the driver and guide. I can't recommend going any other way. This tip was about 10% of the tour total. Since the average Russian wage is $38.00/ week, we felt it was adequate.