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My Detour™ - Day Tours

#91 of 337 Tours in Sydney
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia (Formerly My Sydney Detour)
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+61 2 8399 3483
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Our Detours. Sharing Sydney’s untold stories.

 

Since launching in...

Our Detours. Sharing Sydney’s untold stories.

 

Since launching in 2008 with little more than a 1964 vintage Holden, our approach to tourism has always been offbeat. Today, as a family-run cultural tourism enterprise, we pride ourselves in offering authentic, thrilling and intimate insights into the city we love and call home. We want you to become a local in a day!

With a Detour for everyone, we draw on imagination and community to weave captivating narratives and unforgettable experiences. Join us today and gain exclusive access to our local network of indigenous elders, contemporary artists, iconic buildings, world-class museums, rare artefacts and so much more.

 

It’s time to come with us on the adventure of a lifetime!

 

Berangere & Richard Graham

Founders/Tour Guide Extraordinaires

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An inside view of Sydney

If you want to live a day as a local, take a detour with "My Detour". A young entrepreneur, Richard Graham, started this company. We had a fabulous day. Our guide, John, was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you want to live a day as a local, take a detour with "My Detour". A young entrepreneur, Richard Graham, started this company. We had a fabulous day. Our guide, John, was knowledgeable and fun. We drove off the beaten path in a retro mercedez. Highly recommend this tour. Can be customized according to your wishes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in a bus group and we had an amazing tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Our French Guide entertained us with her extraordinary knowledge of the history of this unique building in Sydney. She knew Sydney better than any local (I'm a local) and her passion and professionalism was evident. She certainly knew her 'stuff'. We saw... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Marion, Many thanks for your heartfelt review. It is very meaningful to our company and gives us so much motivation to keep sharing stories with people like you. I hope to see you all again. All the very best wishes. Berangere Graham More 

Belle Chasse,LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were drawn to this tour by the 1964 EH Holden and the opportunity to see the off-the-beaten-path parts of Sydney. John picked us up at our hotel and heads turned at this gorgeous car pulled into the driveway. We quickly appreciated John's love for his city as we wandered the side streets of Sydney from the Rocks to Redfern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We took the half day tour in a vintage car -- really awesome ride! Our guide was easy going, very informative, and adapted the tour to our preferences. The best part was to talk with him about what it's like to live and work in Sydney -- we felt as if we were visiting with a new friend. Don't miss... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Our VIEW Club members enjoyed an interesting tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with our wonderful and informative guide Elise. I have walked past this place many times and had no idea of its history. We also enjoyed the concert at the end of the tour and were amazed at the poise and talent of the students. I would... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending our Music & Heritage Tour! Elise was delighted to read your review. She certainly exceeds our expectations. Your visit and your time to review are highly appreciated! Many thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again soon, perhaps on a tour of the Powerhouse Museum... Warm regards, Richard More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

27 members of The Fellowship First Fleeters Southern Highlands Chapter travelled to Sydney on 4th May 2016 for an absolutely first class tour. Elise and James were superb,enthusiastic & caring guides leading a tour of fascinating history through the four eras of the site. Three enjoyable hours at a magnificent site - a tour, morning tea then an inspiring concert... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

WOW, WOW, WOW! First class tour! Well chosen words to define our guides. Many many thanks for taking the time to write such a heartfelt review. Please come back! All the very best from all members of My Detour family. Richard More 

Waikato
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

As we are owners of an EH Premier, this tour was a must do for us. We couldn't have been happier. Our guide was fantastic, very friendly and a font of knowledge. We had perfect weather for cruising around in 'Hori'. We both learnt alot more about Sydney than we knew, saw places we had never been too before .... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Susan & Paul, what a lovely review! It really makes me happy to read how much you enjoyed your Detour and so did Jon! "If you love your job, it's not a job anymore :)" Please come back and visit anytime! Warm regards from all members of My Detour family. More 

Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We were all members of the South Strathfield Probus Club i.e. retired business and professionals.Our tour guide, Phil was very professional and I will confess he had a tough group as three of us on the tour are volunteer tour guides at the Australian National Maritime Museum.We enjoyed his tour very much. The free concert was a joy to hear... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Gerald, many thanks for your feedback. It is lovely to hear how much the South Strathfield Probus Club including yourself enjoyed the Music & Heritage Tour of the Conservatorium of Music. We would love to see you again! Best wishes from all the Detour family. More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Richard picked us up in a vintage Holden and he drove us around Sydney familiarizing us with the various neighborhoods and beaches. Spending time with Richard was a delight. He has a great personality and is very well-versed in what to see in Sydney. We highly recommend going out with him.

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It has also been wonderful for myself to take you on a Detour. I hope our paths cross again in the future. Warm regards, Richard More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a must for both visitors and locals. The tour of Sydney Conservatorium combined with a free concert by students was an unexpected delight. Phil, our guide, was very knowledgable on the history of what was the government stables. The tour incorporated both the old section and new sections. This was followed by lunch at the cafe and finally... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is always very much appreciated to take Sydney locals on a tour of such an iconic place and to receive wonderful feedback on our tour guides! I will make sure to pass on your compliments to Phil. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Richard More 

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