Our joy for travel Unforgettable Sydney tour experiences

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.

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Meet the guiding team

Sydney Tour Guide - Scott Ricketts

Scott Ricketts

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.

Speaks English

Sydney Tour Guide - Peter Cominos

Peter Cominos

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

Sydney Tour Guide - Charles Malfatti

Charles Malfatti

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 & gifted story teller with a unique perspective on Sydney life from decades of observations. Charles loves to discuss history and politics and always goes the extra mile for his guests.

Speaks English and German

Sydney Tour Guide - David Stewart

David Stewart

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.

Speaks English

Camilla - Sydney Tour Guide

Camilla Hamilford

A hospitality legend with decades of experience creating amazing memories for her guests. Lover of great food and wine as well as family adventures abroad and close to home. A local Bondi resident radiating a warm Australian spirit..oh yeah and owns an amazing luxe camping property south pf Sydney, ask her about it.

Speaks English

Sydney Tour Guide - Lloyd Millet

Lloyd Millett

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.

Speaks English

Sydney Tour Guide - Bianca Bonino

Bianca Bonino

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

Sydney Tour Guide - David Stirk

David Stirk

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.

Speaks English

Why choose YSG As your local Sydney tour guide


Government approved bus and tour operator with full commercial national park access and public liability insurance.


Our tour guests are given our full attention and service throughout the entire experience. We are guides, not just drivers.


Adjusting every tour to best suit the travel style and requirements of every single guest.


Acknowledged with the 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for outstanding service delivery. Over 98% 5 star reviews across all platforms.


With over 20 years of combined adventure and tour guiding experience you are in very good hands.


We are here for you, our guests. If anything can improve your experience we will make it happen.

Our passion Showing you the best of Sydney

Sydney tour guide Scott Ricketts with a friendly Koala

“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

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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.


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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.

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