Rick Steves' Europe / Travel & Leisure

Tips on tipping in Europe

Here's a tip. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. Virtually anywhere in Europe, you can do as the Europeans do and add a euro or two for each person in your party.

The many layers of Istanbul

I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. For thousands of years, Istanbul has marked the point where East meets West -- a crossroads of civilizations. Traces of the Roman capital remain in Istanbul.