Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sydney Australia by Tour Guide Stephen (Guide #5420)


Bob Baker

United States
Rating

Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating Bob. T'was lovely to meet you and your family. Happy travels.

Bob Baker

United States
Rating

Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Tour by car - 10 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Stephen provided a lot of great historical and personal references along the trip. Well done

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob, so glad you all enjoyed this experience of our unique country. I really enjoyed our days together.

Paul Taylor

United States
Rating

Tour: #76180, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Stephen was superb. He listened, suggested, recommended, referred, guided, took the lead and helped me plan for a US University student group tour for 2019. I hope he is available to lead this group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul Thanks you for the positive rating and so glad you enjoyed our meeting with Dr Wayne Johnson and our tour today. I'd be pleased to guide you student tour on 3rd June 2019. I'll ensure that I extend my availability to cover this period so you can book it. So you plan to stay at the YHA? Good that suits. I'll contact Wayne well in advance to set up at meeting with you and your students.

Nancy Adams

United States
Rating

Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Tour by car - 10 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Stephen is a wonderful guide. He is interesting and knowledgeable. The tour exceeded our expectations. The Blue Mountains are beautiful and the Featherdale Wildlife Park was amazing. We enjoyed this tour very much. Thank you for a memorable day, Stephen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy Thank you so much for your kind words. I too had a wonderful day meeting you all and seeing how you enjoyed the Blue Mountains, Echoes for lunch and Featherdale. Do enjoy your adventures cruising. Best regards Stephen

Alan Medeiros

United States
Rating

Tour: #76180, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Stephen was very knowledgeable. We toured the rocks. His tour of the rocks was way better than what we could have done on our own. The tour included a view and discussion of Sydney Opera House, a ferry tour to Darling Harbor and a visit to the QVB. Stephen has a great personality and left us with a wonderful impression of Sydney.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan It was lovely to meet you and Nancy last Tuesday to share my passion for my hometown. And thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you appreciated all you saw and heard. Enjoy your travels onboard. Regards Stephen

Steven Michaels

United States
Rating

Tour: #272556, Sydney Sights Private Tour by car - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Stephen was most pleasant and knowledgeable. He connected to us immediately, and gave us a wonderful experience, showing us Sydney and the surrounding neighborhoods while providing both historical and personal commentary. Lovely day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive thoughts Steve. I had a most enjoyable day with you all and I'm now keen to visit your home state. Do enjoy Cafe Sydney tomorrow night and where ever you choose to go this evening. I hope my recommendation assist.

Manuel Berman

United States
Rating

Tour: #60796, Sydney Historic Private Walking Tour: Potts Point-Kings Cross 2hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/18

Stephen was an excellent guide. Tremendously knowledge and walked at a pace that worked real well for us. Great way to start our visit to Sydney. Dinner recomendations were great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Manny. I really enjoyed meeting you both today and showing you my beloved home precinct in Sydney. Wishing you well for your long and fabulous vaction. Best regards Stephen

Mike Dickson

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Tour by car - 10 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

A lovely day out with Stephen who was prompt, informative and great fun. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words the great rating Mike. I very much enjoyed meeting you and your family and our day together. Happy Guiding!

David Scott

United States
Rating

Tour: #60796, Sydney Historic Private Walking Tour: Potts Point & Kings Cross - 2hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 25/18

We had a very pleasant trip back in time with Stephen as we toured The Rocks and pieced together the early days of Sydney Harbour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments David. It was lovely to meet you both. Enjoy your travels. Best regards Stephen

Pam Sage

United States
Rating

Tour: #104461, Sydney Sights Private Tour by car - 3 hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

Carolyn Spitz

United States
Rating

Tour: #104459, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Stephen was very knowledgeable about all things Sydney and Australia! His interests and expertise ranged from history to architecture to retail and advertising. He's a genuinely nice guy and great company. We asked him questions on topics across the board and he always had thoughts and insights. We'd recommend him to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely to meet you and Stephen today Carolyn, you were great company and inspiring travellers. Loved that you taking the train to the Blue Mts. Thank you for an excellent review, much appreciated. Do continue to enjoy your time in Oz. Best regards Stephen

Ali Hampton

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #76180, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

Stephen was very knowledgeable and interesting. We had a great tour around The Rocks, Barangaroo and part of the CBD - we'll timed but never rushed and we really enjoyed it. We would recommend him especially if you want to discover more about Sydney's fascinating history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback Ali. Always useful and rewarding. It was lovely to meet you and your family. Hope you're all enjoying Sydney and its variable weather. Happy travels! Best regards Stephen

Leslie Bubb

United States
Rating

Tour: #76180, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Had a wonderful time with Stephen. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and met all of our needs. We appreciated how flexible he was in terms of adapting the tour to meet our needs and changing schedule. At the last minute my husband and son wanted to go surfing and Stephen changed our tour time for us and gave us great information on surfing spots. We also had the most amazing Indian dinner thanks to Stephen. I highly recommend doing a tour with him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie Thank you for adding a rating, I'll check that TBL support upgrades it. Would you mind adding a brief comment. Regards Stephen

Tushar M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Stephen was very professional, polite and quite knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to have him as our tour guide, esp. since it was our initial introduction to this city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Tushar. Best regards Stephen

Susan L.

United States
Rating

Tour: #104459, Sydney City Sights Private Walking Tour - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

What a way to start our one day in Sydney prior to our cruise! We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour around the city with Stephen. He is a very pleasant gentleman with varied life experiences which added to our tour experience. Stephen tailored the tour to our interests. He is very knowledgeable of the history and architecture of Old Sydney which we found very interesting. Highly recommend him. We have used Tours By Locals in other cities around the world and have been very satisfied with each tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sue, I really enjoyed meeting both of you and sharing stories about people and places. So glad you enjoyed Sydney, a town I love. Wishing you a wonderful cruise to Melbourne and beyond.

John Moriarity

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Sights Private Tour by car - 3 hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Stephen was a friendly and knowledgeable guide who answered all of my questions about Sydney and Australia in general. He took us through many different suburbs of the city and made an effort to let us stop as much as we wanted for pictures. He also sent detailed emails with restaurant recommendations. He was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. I really enjoyed meeting you and Natalie and we were blessed with excellent weather. I wish you both well with your travels in Australia.

Craig H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #61023, Sydney Historic Private Walking Tour: Darlinghurst-Kings Cross 2hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig, I really enjoyed showing you and Barry around my home territory. I do hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney and the rest of your holiday. Would you mind posting your comment in the public section. This assists other travellers to make choices.

Marilyn D.

Marco Island, FLORFLIDA, United States
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Tour: #272556, Sydney Sights Private Tour by car - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 22/17

Stephen was so great. Full of interesting information and gave us such a great, in depth tour of Sydney. We loved our choice of thus private tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Marilyn. It was lovely to show you, Butch and Kevin a little of Sydney as part of your 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. I do hope you enjoy the rest of this week in sunny Sydney.

Jan Hadley

West Union, 29696, United States
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Tour: #272556, Sydney Sights Private Tour by car - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Vary informative concerning the history of the city but driving around for hours looking at buildings got old really fast. We could have gone to the opera house...but didn't. We could have seen a lot of other things...but didn't. Disappointing tour when compared to all the others...our least favorite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Jan. I did deliver the tour as described on TBL site. I'm very sorry this did not please you. Regarding visiting the Sydney Opera House, you may recall when passing by seeing the large open area surrounding the Opera House is pedestrian only zone. We were in a vehicle so we couldn't drive in or stop.

Andrea Latish

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Sights Private Guided Tour by car - 3 hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

The tour was nice. He was very knowledge about the history and architecture of the vast amount of bldgs. He drove us around to many of the various communities. As it was only 3&1/2 hrs we didn't get to go into anything, which was to bad. We enjoyed the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meet you both. Hope you enjoyed your Sydney stay.

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: Private Sydney Classic: 6hr Photographic and cultural Tour/ Shore excursion, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Mar 2/17

We had an all day tour with Stephen and were not impressed. He talked too much about himself and not enough about what we were doing. Spent too much time driving through the various housing areas telling us about how much they cost and not enough time seeing the real historic areas of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So sorry you didnt enjoy the tour Bernie. The housing areas of The Rocks, Potts Point, Watsons Bay etc are the historic areas. Sorry I didnt explain that well enough.

Pamela Rhody

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Sights Private Guided Tour by car - 3 hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 20/17

Stephen was an awesome guide and showed us all the highlights of Sydney. He was knowledgeable and took a lot of time and energy to show us this lovely city. Highly recomnend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much for your kind words Pam. I really enjoyed meeting you both and showing you the city I love.

Arnold Zaks

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Sights Private Guided Tour by car - 3 hrs, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

Stephen gave an enthusiastic comprehensive tour of Sydney that we enjoyed from beginning to end. He was knowledgeable of all the requested areas that we covered and added many others of interest. He is a gem that has already been polished and remains so. Arnie and Maryanne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Maryanne and Arnie. It was my pleasure to meet two such delightful and enthusiastic people and show you the city I love.

Robert Armijo

United States
Rating

Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Guided Tour - 3 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/17

WOW about sums it all up! We had a great tour of The Rocks and Sydney Harbour with Stephen. He really knows the area and is a great guide. We were fortunate enough to be in Sydney for Australia Day and caught the festivities on the water, the choirs and planes, from our boat. Just wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Robert. So glad you both enjoyed our national day. You two made very interesting company. Wishing you happy travels over the next few days until you arrive home again.

Howard Braverman

Ft LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #104459, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 20/17

I would give Stephen a 4+...this was a walking tour that was well worthwhile from a local who has lived there his whole life. There was nothing Stephen did know about Sidney...Also his restaurant suggestions were over the top...in fact I am changing my star ratings to 5. Also, Stephen was most anxious to please. we happened to have a rainy day..and stephen offered to change to another day even though we had already started the tour. Hats off to Stephen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Howard. Glad you enjoyed the tour and your time in Sydney. I hope you enjoyed the restaurants.

John Gallagher

United States
Rating

Tour: #272556, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 15/17

Stephen is a great tour guide. He is very friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words John. It was lovely to meet Cat and yourself and show you a little of the city I love. Enjoy your next adventure.

Roberto Rinaldini

Dana Point, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 6/17

Stephen is the best guide you can have in Sydney! He is so detailed and he know any corner of this beautiful city! We really enjoyed to have a tour of Sydney with him. We recommend everyone! Robert R.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Robert. I do hope you and your boys had fun in the surf at Bondi Beach!

George Obst

United States
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Tour: #272556, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - 4 hours, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George, good to meet you and your family today.

Kelly Traver

United States
Rating

Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Guided Tour - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good to meet you Kelly and thank you for your rating.

Maiwenn van Santbrink

French Polynesia
Rating

Tour: #61023, Sydney Private Tour Historic Places Darlinghurst & East Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

I very much enjoyed the interesting comments and insights both historical and day to day information that Stephen shared with me. The walk was really interesting, and I actually spent the rest of the afternoon in Darlinghurst and Kings Cross area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maiwenn, it was a pleasure to meet you and show you the area I love. You have a very interesting life.

Jeanine Frank

United States
Rating

Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Stephen did a very nice tour for 6 of us in Sydney. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and showed us a great deal in one day. I would recommend his tour to anyone going to Sydney.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your friends. I do hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney.

Roberta Simcoe

United States
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Tour: #61023, Sydney Private Tour Historic Places Darlinghurst & East Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

Stephen took us on a fascinating walking tour of Sydney. He was very knowledgeable about nearly every building which we passed. He even knew a delightful, old-fashioned barber shop for my husband to get a much-needed haircut.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Roberta. I do hope you both enjoyed your visit to Sydney and the rest of your cruise.

Roger Elliott

United States
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Tour: #104459, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 8/16

My wife and I had another interesting day with Stephen. This time we walked the area known as The Rocks and to the Sydney Opera House. We also enjoyed a ferry ride to Darling Harbour. We had an excellent meal at Nicks on Cockle Bay Wharf including a sampling of the grilled octopus. Stephen shared many examples of the Australian architecture and the types of construction. There were several excavation sites with artifacts preserved that were uncovered during new construction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy and Roger, Thank you for your kind comments. We did have a wonderful time exploring inner Sydney by foot and ferry and seeing the contrast in the new and the old. I'm sure you're now having balmy days cruising the Pacific. Best regards Stephen

Roger Elliott

United States
Rating

Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 7/16

Stephen was a great host for our tour of the Blue Mountains, area communities such as Katoomba and the Featherdale Wildlife Park. The photo with a Koala was a highlight of the day. Stephen's vast knowledge of the country added considerably to our experience as first time visitors to Australia. We had a leisurely lunch in Leura and travelled at a non-rush pace. He is very well travelled and shared many experiences abroad. His dining recommendations were much appreciated in Sydney.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Roger and Nancy. I was my pleasure to meet you both abd show you some of the places I love. Bon chance in your future endevours!

Arthur Rauch

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 4/16

We had a wonderful tour and would recommend Stephen very highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for your company, which made our Friday tour so enjoyable for me.

Leslie Schaefer

United States
Rating

Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 24/16

Steve is a great guy and a most knowledgeable about every aspect of Sydney, the arts, about politics, - he has broadly traveled Europe and the US and he talks about every aspect of Sydney that you'd like to know including the 10 killer animals located on this continent! We got picked up promptly at 8:00am from the port in Sydney & headed out to the Blue Mountains. The traffic in Sydney is awful- plan time on your tours. We also visited the small zoo Featherdale (a special place not to b missed.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: T'was lovely to meet you all. So glad you enjoyed your journey to the Blue Mts and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy your cruise around Australia.

Gary Shepherd

United States
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Tour: #60796, Sydney Private Tour Historic Places Potts Point & Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 23/16

Stephen is extremely knowledgeable about the Potts Point area having lived in Sydney his entire life. If you are interested in architecture coupled with interesting stories about the residents of this area where the old time 'movers and shakers' lived, then this tour is for you.

Samuel Victor F.

Canada
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

We just spent 2 lovely days in Sydney with Stephen. Most excellent tour guide. My wife and I recommend him highly. Sam F.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sam, I very much enjoyed your company and your enquiring minds.

Samuel Victor F.

Canada
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 20/16

We just spent 2 lovely days in Sydney with Stephen. Most excellent tour guide. My wife and I recommend him highly. Sam F.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments Sam.

Nancy Scala

United States
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Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Guided Tour - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

The tour boat was awkward;half of us had to sit below and could hardly see anything and heard nothing. Stephen barely described the areas. He should have had a microphone. At the end of the tour I asked him why he didn't explain anything and he said he was going to do it over lunch. We didn't have lunch and went on our own as everyone was disgusted. Further, I had told him we wanted to be picked up and taken back to the port.We weren't and were left at the restaurant and took taxis back to the port!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 90% of what you say is untrue Nancy. The only truthful part is that I didn't have a microphone. This was because I wanted everyone to enjoy the sights uninterupted, then tell you more over lunch. This is how the tour is described on the web site. You didn't have lunch because didnt like any of the restaurants on the wharf, even though they are some of the finest. I did pick you all up and offered to accompany you back to your wharf, but you declined. Many people have done this tour with me and loved it.

Edward Clapper

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

We had a wonderful tour with Stephen. Very prepared and informative. Reserved a nice restaurant for us to eat lunch with a great view of Sydney harbor and took us to many areas of the city which we normally would not have seen. Fantastic guide and fantastic tour. Enjoyed it very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review Ed. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Sydney.

Angie Osborne

United States
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Tour: #61023, Sydney Private Tour Historic Places Darlinghurst & East Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

Stephen showed us all around and made the day very memorable and special for all of us!!! would definitely do another tour with him and highly recommend him to others!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoy seeing the historic and quirky side of Sydney. Thank you.

Angie Osborne

United States
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Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Guided Tour - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

I don't think a Sydney Harbor tour gets any better than doing it on Australia Day ~ what a great experience. Stephen had all the details worked out and what could have been crazy due to all the people was calm and really amazing!!! Thank you!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you do much for your kind comments Angie.

Cary Rayment

United States
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Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 17/16

Excellent. Stephen very patient and the drive was lovely with very informative history and Australian facts. Totally enjoyed day and would recommend him for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your kind review.

Cary Rayment

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

Great tour. Stephen very knowledgeable about history and architecture of Sydney. Saw everything that he said he would cover. One can tell he is passionate about his city and country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cary for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your time here.

Stephen B.

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

Did not seem to really have toured planned despite emails outlining requests sent in advance.

Graham Starling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #104459, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

We had a very enjoyable day with Stephen. He is very knowledgeable on everything Australian and knows Stdney and its history and architecture very well. We all got on with him and he judged the pace and stops according to the hot weather and our abilities. We would recommend him very highly to any travellers .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the feedback Graham. Much appreciated.

Elliot Rand

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

Professional, knowledgable, safe driver and well organized. Great way for beginners to see this wonderful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for review Elliot, much appreciated.

John Bryant

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Stephen did an excellent job of showing us the highlights of Sydney.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again John for your positive response. Regards Stephen

John Bryant

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

We enjoyed the tour very much. Well done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for your rating and comment. I really enjoyed our tour together. Regards Stephen

Rose Palmer

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 1/15

Stephen was a very nice guy. He gave us a wonder tour of Sydney in 3 hors & he did good.. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Rose. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Australia and will return again.

Rathna R.

United States
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Tour: #65599, Sydney Harbour by Water Private Guided Tour - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rathna - lovely to meet you and show you a little of the city i love.

Steven Miller

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Oct 12/15

Stephen picked us up as scheduled and showed us a great time around Sydney. He is highly recommended..

Helen Farmer

Switzerland
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/15

Steve is an excellent and knowledgeable guide, and I saw a great deal of Sydney I would not otherwise have seen. Definitely worth doing if your time is limited!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We did have a glorious afternoon of sunny weather and fabulous sights!

Linda Minoo

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the final hour of our tour when I talked about the Australian theatre and film industries as we walked near the Sydney Opera House. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Sydney and found my restaurant and bar recommendations useful.

Mark Hardy

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Canada
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jul 9/15

As we arrived in Sydney early in the morning and our hotel room wasn't available, we arranged with Stephen to collect us from the airport and provide a brief tour of Sydney. Everything went smoothly and we saw a number of Sydney's neighbourhoods we would not have visited otherwise. A great start to the vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark. Lovely to meet you and your family and so glad you enjoyed my tour and your time in Sydney. Did you get some great photos on our Friday evening photo tour?

Christine Grobler

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 7/15

Stephan when out of his way to help our group and was very knowledgeable about everything he showed us. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and show you Sydney. Regards Stephen

Jeffrey Dodge

United States
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Tour: #148777, Blue Mountains Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 29/15

Again, Stephen was very accomodating to our last minute request for a tour outside of Sydney. Stephen took us to the Blue Mountain and gave us a full day of sightseeing "off the beaten path".

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Jeffrey for you gracious review. Wishing you all a pleasant journey home.

Jeffrey Dodge

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 27/15

At the last minute, we decided to have a guided tour in Sydney. Stephen was very responsive and gave us a very good tour of Sydney. We had a "free" day and his tour and counsel provided us with additional things to consider on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey, your group's enjoyment of your tour with me and your free time in Sydney was very gratifying.

Shelley Gilberg

Canada
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/15

We only had 48 hours in Sydney and my husband had previously used Tours by Locals in Dublin and had a great experience. So after a 15 hour flight -- we looked for the highest rated walking tours. We found Stephen -- he was outstanding. Interesting and adaptive to what we had already seen - we especially loved the stories and history you would never get from a guide book. Stephen was delightful and informative company for our afternoon in Sydney and we look forward to engaging him on our return trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your delightful review of our tour together. I look forward to guiding you again on a future tour.

Dominic Brunetti

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 7/15

Stephen was a great guide and helped us to get familiar with Sydney on our first day here! He tailored the tour to our likes and interests and we had a great time with him and getting to know each other. He's very friendly and informative. Highly recommend a tour with him! Thanks, Stephen!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dominic for your review - much appreciated. It was a a great pleasure meeting you and Dom on your visit to Sydney. I had a wonderful morning leaning about both of you and your interests. Then I've had two weeks glorious holiday to the north of Sydney, including dinner on a cattle farm (just got back). Let me know if your returning to Australia in the future and I can arrange a visit to the farm for you both. And it was a particular pleasure meeting two Americans with more liberal views!

Gino Massafra

United States
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Tour: #76180, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 24/15

Hats off to Stephen for helping us acclimate to Sydney following a long trip from Atlanta, GA. After greeting us at our hotel, he provided the perfect "at-our-own-pace" walking tour as an introduction to the city. As a storyteller, historian, and guide, Stephen set the tone for all of the wonderful people, places and experiences we now treasure as memories of our trip to Australia and New Zealand. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your gracious review - much appreciated. I very much enjoyed meeting you both on your first day in Sydney.

Barbara Stuckey

United States
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Tour: #104459, Sydney Private Guided Tour walking - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 21/15

Stephen is an excellent guide. A 6 hour walking tour in Sydney's summer heat can be a real challenge for some of us older folks. But, Stephen was careful about making sure we had rest stops and places to get rehydrated, etc. He made the history of Sydney come alive with his knowledge and humor. Thank you, Stephen, for being our guide--you're the greatest!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara, again, thank you for your kind words about our walking tour of inner Sydney's highlights. Wow, that was a very hot day, we all did well fitting as much as we did. It's cooled down considerably since then. In fact, today it's raining, windy and much much cooler. So the heat on our day walking was a blessing in a way... Lovely to meet you both.

Barbara Stuckey

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 20/15

Stephen is one of the best private tour guides we have ever met. He was not only friendly and well educated but also enthusiastic about Sydney, AU and introducing us to Sydney. He was helpful in our planning to visit the sites we would see on our own--showing us how to use public transportation and how to get to various museums and other sites that were not a part of our tour package.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Barbara. It was a great pleasure meeting you and Dick and assisting you in uncovering some of the highlights and pleasures of Sydney! I hope its not too cold back at home.

Teresa MacGregor

United States
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Tour: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Private Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: Jun 16/14

Stephen was extremely accommodating to our interests and needs. Additionally, he was incredibly knowledgeable about local history, not to mention being a terrific storyteller. As such, we had a great day out in the Hunter Valley. Thank you,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the glowing review of our tour together. I really enjoyed your company and our day in the Hunter. I do hope the rest of your trip in Oz went well.

Donna Akiyama

United States
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Tour: Australia: Essential Sydney: The 3 hour Rocks & Opera House Private Walking Tour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: May 20/14

Stephen is the best! He took a lot of time to show us around the Rocks and tell us stories about the area we wouldn't find int he guidebook. HIs knowledge and humor made the day. Would highly recommend this walk if you want to learn more things about this great city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Donna. I greatly enjoyed the time we spent walking, chatting and sipping coffee at the cafe in The Rocks. It was glorious weather that day and has been since. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Arthur Cummings

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: May 15/14

Great tour, Stephen is extremely knowledgeable about Sydney and was sensitive to our interests. We had a great visit. Dan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review Dan, I really enjoyed all your company that day magnificent day. Hope Melbourne went well.

Kathi Edwards

United States
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Tour: #104461, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - half day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 3/14

Stephen was very polite & knowledgeable . Unfortunately he was 45 minutes late. Our tour consisted of driving over the bridge & stopping across the harbor so I could take pictures of the opera house. Then we stopped for coffee, drove thru Stephen's neighborhood & then past Bondi Beach with another quick stop for pics. He dropped us off at the airport barely an hour before our flight time. We had to run to the gate & were the last to board. The tour was not worth $370. Very disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathi, so sorry for being 35 minutes late picking you up. As I explained this was due to problems with accessing the mini bus I had hired and heavy traffic. I called you several times with updates whilst fighting my way through the massive traffic jamb that clogs the Circular Quay Terminal when a large vessel has arrived. I did provide the full 3 hour tour you had requested. The neighbourhood I live in is one of the most historic in Sydney. I dropped you at the airport 1 hr & 25 mins prior to your flight.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The issues above were brought up to the guide and his guide support manager who apologized and is working on alternatives to situations like this. Taking in consideration the guide's delay, Stephen asked us to compensate the customer accordingly and so was done.

Steve Rissman

United States
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Tour: #104467, Sydney Private Guided Tour by car - full day, Sydney, NSW, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 21/14

Nobody knows more about Sydney than Stephen. He taught us history, architecture and all about the city. We saw the sights from the best vantage points and looked at the houses of the rich and famous. The day flew by. He could not have been more interesting or accommodating.