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My Detour™ - Day Tours

Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia
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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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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...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

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

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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...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Richard picked us up in style. Friendly and Knowledgeable - made our short stay worth it. Saw Sydney in a way I didn't expect. Thank You.

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear Terri, Thank You for your kind words. Guests like yourself make my job the dream job! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

After travel with Richard, he changed my impression of Sydney.He has speical APP,when he touch the button, the site is cleared, just left us. More knowledge, more secrect site, different angles etc. This is a special journey you will not regret it.

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thank You for such lovely feedback! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

We were picked up at our hotel by Richard in his vintage automobile. As we were driving to different sites Richard gave us very interesting commentary and history. He took us to places that a tour bus would not be able to go but the...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear Lee Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I am delighted to read how much you liked your private tour. I hope to see you again! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of taking a 3hr tour on the 2nd of December. With the lovely Richard, what a host really treats you like a friend. You really get a unique insight into Sydney from someone who has a passion for his work. Would highly...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear Eddie, how lovely to read your review, thank you! I certainly enjoyed showing you the local side of my favourite city :) I hope to see you again! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

My wife and I, took My Detour of Sydney and were amazed that a driver like Jon could exist. He was a complete tour guide and much more, This beautiful tour is well worth your time. Take It! You'll Love It!

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear James, thank you for sharing such great feedback. Jon was also delighted to take you on a tour! We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

We went into this tour not knowing much at all about the history of Sydney (or its suburbs) and we got way more out of it than expected. Richards knowledge of Sydney history and its cultural history which makes the city what it is today...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear Bryan, thank you for your lovely feedback! I hope to see you again to show you more of Sydney! Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

For my first trip to Sydney, I was really hoping to get an overview and some history of the city's development, as well as its current neighborhood flavor, architectural and ethnic diversity, and artistic life, and that's exactly what this tour provided. What I didn't...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Wow! What. A. Fantastic. Review. Thank you! Your feedback made my day! Please let us know whenever you are back downunder. Warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

I have done all the mainstream tourist excursions of Sydney and was looking for something different.I booked a 4 hour tour with Richard in his 1964 EH Holden Premier car Richard is a very personable and knowledgeable young man.He didn't tell me what he was...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear Graeme, thank you for your review! Jeremy, Berangere and myself all recall fondly your visit. Please let us know when you are coming back to Sydney! Warm regards, Richard

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