In Portugal, tipping is translated as ‘gorjeta’. The tipping culture in the country is more relaxed compared to some other countries. Here, tipping is appreciated but not mandatory.
Find here some general guidelines!


In case a service charge (usually around 10%) is included in the bill, additional tipping is not necessary, but you can round up the total. Otherwise, if the service charge is not included in the bill and you are satisfied with the service and food, it is common to leave a tip of around 5-10 % of the bill.

Cafes and bars

In cafes and bars, it is customary to leave small changes or round up the bill as a tip, especially if table service is provided.


Tipping taxi drivers is not obligatory, but you can round up the fare as a gesture of appreciation.

Hotel staff

Tipping hotel staff is appreciated but not mandatory. You can leave a small amount for housekeeping or tip the concierge for exceptional service.

Tour guides and transfer drivers

If you’re on a guided tour or use a private driver, it’s customary to tip them based on the level of service provided. It can range from a few euros to more, depending on your satisfaction.

Other services

For other services, you can tip based on your satisfaction, typically around 10%.

Remember that tipping is a way to show your appreciation for good service, so the exact amount can vary depending on your experience and personal preference!