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G’day it’s Scott here, local Sydney tour guide and owner of Your Sydney Guide. As a passionate adventurer who thrives on discovering new destinations I truly believe that travel is one of life’s best investments. I have travelled through the UK, Europe, North America, The Pacific and many parts of Asia, including guiding several snow tours into the deep powder of Japan. I love exploring my own backyard of Sydney and beyond and have travelled through Australia, from the stunning scenery of Tasmania to the crystal waters of Far North Queensland. It’s this same joy for travel that motivates every tour we run, and revealing the real Sydney to our guests in a friendly, relaxed, attentive style is what Your Sydney Guide is all about.
With a background as both an adventure guide and IATG accredited Sydney Tour Guide I launched my own boutique tour business to deliver a fresh alternative to Sydney visitors. Your Sydney Guide offers exceptional private Sydney tours that are fully personalised to our customers requirements. Tours are tailored to be as active or as relaxed as you are with pace and itinerary adjusted to suit. Whatever your style and interests, you can be assured that you will be given an incredible tour experience and an attention to detail that will be a highlight of your Sydney visit.
Owner of Your Sydney Guide, Scott has worn many hats in his career. Outdoor educator, social worker, photographer, barista, film extra to name a few. Life long Sydney local and a lover of travel and all things experiential. Mad keen snowboarder, footballer, philosopher and self confessed food & wine critic.
Pete the Greek – after a career in computing, Peter has embraced his semi retirement with style and brings a unique voice and warmth to every tour he hosts. When not guiding epic tours you can find him surfing, playing golf, watching cricket, working as a DJ or just relaxing with his beautiful family in Sydney’s south.
Speaks English and Greek
A true Sydney local with proud Scottish origins, Dave has a personality as big as his beard. A global explorer who loves to share his passion for Australian life with his tour guests. Dave is always hatching a new adventure and spends his time off running, surfing, canyoning and being an amazing Dad to his two girls.
Radiating a pure Australian spirit, Alex loves all things in the land Downunder and despite some global wandering it’s Sydney’s beaches and natural beauty that lure her home. A Blue Mountains tour specialist, you will see an extra sparkle in her eye amongst the kangaroos and towering eucalypts.
Speaks English and French
A legend in his own lifetime, Charlie is of Austrian origin which made it an easy shift to his beloved home of Australia. A mountain man, great story teller and with a unique perspective on Sydney life from decades of adventures. Charles loves to discuss global history and politics and always goes the extra mile for his guests.
Speaks English and German
Lloyd has recently turned his many skills towards tourism and his dedication to the craft of tour guiding is second to none. English born but long term resident of sparkling Sydney he is a fully accredited Sydney tour guide. Lloyd enjoys an iconic lifestyle near the famous Bondi Beach with his wife and two cats Rose and Duchess.
Equally at home on the theatre stage or guiding our tour guests through Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Bianca originally hails from Italy but now very proudly calls Australia home. A devoted Mum and artist, Bianca has a unique take on Sydney life/history and is a part of our rich and beautiful cultural tapestry.
Speaks English and Italian
With vast experience as a Sydney tour guide, David is born and raised locally and has spent a life time exploring his own backyard of the Royal National Park and Blue Mountains. Living near the beach and Captain Cook’s landing place give David a very authentic Sydney perspective that he loves to share with his tour guests.
Government approved bus and tour operator with full commercial national park access.
Our tour guests are given our full attention and service throughout the entire experience.
Adjusting every tour to best suit the travel style and requirements of all our guests.
Acknowledged with the 2016, 2017 & 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for outstanding service delivery.
With over 20 years of combined adventure and tour guiding experience you are in very good hands.
We are here for our guests. If anything can improve your experience we will make it happen.
“Your Sydney Guide delivers Private Sydney Tours to beautiful places, and all with a local touch. We deliver private tours in and around Sydney that are fun, safe, personal and professional. As true Sydney locals, our passion is showing our guests this beautiful and diverse city in a way that connects to them. Whether it’s classic sights, photography, architecture, food, culture, the arts, you will have the perfect Sydney tour. Showcasing the Blue Mountains, South Coast and Sydney City, let us make your stay in Sydney memorable.”
Scott Ricketts – Founder & Senior Tour Guide
A little more travel inspiration from Taiwan...ventured into the mountains outside Hsinchu City today to discover amazing views from this famous temple.
Your Sydney Guide becomes Your Hong Kong Guide for the next week. Not many more dramatic aerial views in the world. Let me know any of your ‘must see’ local cultural spots.
All times of day and night the #sydneyoperahouse changes with the light. Go for an evening walk after the crowds have gone for a unique feel.
Obligatory kangaroo road sign shot in the wintery Blue Mountains today. A joy to host this Californian crew this week.
Sydney’s bustling Chinatown in the cities south is just one of the cultural hubs you can explore with us.
Flew in yesterday and out touring today with fun filled spirits and so much laughter. Thanks Team Nashville 😃
Thank you Dinah and Jim from TX for spending 2 action packed days with us. Out north today in Guringai country
To all the wonderful women out there we get to meet, travel with and call our friends, thank you. You inspire us 👏
Your Sydney Guide provides carefully crafted private Sydney tours for solo travellers, couples, families and groups up to 24 people and everything in between and specialises in Blue Mountains tours, Sydney City tours, Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands and South Coast tours.
We have included answers to some commonly asked questions about Your Sydney Guide services and also about visiting Sydney generally on our Travel Tips & FAQs page.