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My Detour™ - Day Tours

Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia
+61 408 508 508
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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 17 February 2015

Incredibly personal tour that will show you all the ins and outs of sydney, the places to avoid, the places to not miss, make this your first booking and save yourself a lot of greif. Richard is about the most charming and dapper gentlemen you...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Wow! What a review! Thanks so much, it really is appreciated. It was a pleasure to have spent the day with you and have great memories. Perhaps when you return to Sydney again, you'll make another friend - our baby girl Eleanor! She has kept...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

What a great tour - highly recommended! It was our first time in Sydney, and we really enjoyed seeing it from a local's point of view, rather than the standard tourist experience. What made the tour even more fun was that Richard was an absolute...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Hey Susan! Greetings from Sydney! Thanks so much for your review! Since your visit we have welcomed little Eleanor into our lives. Be sure to come back and visit us – perhaps Eleanor may be your next guide! I trust all is well for you...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

When Richard showed up in his amazing car I was completely surprised by my boyfriend, I had no idea what to expect but I was most definitely wowed from the start! Richard's tour was so good, he was interesting, funny and had a great knowledge...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Hi Kate! Thanks for your review and kind words, it means a lot. It was a delight to have spent the day with you - and wow, what a proposal! I'd love to see some photos from the wedding, so send them through! That would...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2014

We only had 3 days in Sydney so wanted to see as much as possible and fortunately stumbled across My Sydney Detour on Tripadvisor. Richard is a true gent. Intelligent, passionate & extremely knowledgeable on all things Sydney. We booked the 5 hour tour that...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

G'Day Peter! Thanks so much for your kind words. It really was a delight to have spent the day with you, and trust you have fond memories of your visit. The Holden will be here waiting for your next visit! Best wishes, Richard

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Reviewed 17 December 2014

This was not something I would have thought to do or honestly want to do but my friend planned our itinerary and wanted to go. I am so GLAD she did. This was way beyond my expectations! The car was amazing and Richard knows his...More

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Richard G, Manager at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Wow! Thanks so much for your review! It was wonderful to receive and great to hear that you enjoyed the experience. I hope next time you visit you’ll also get to meet our baby girl, Eleanor – she’s kept us busy recently hence our delay...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2014

For something different and unique we got Richard Graham to take us around some out of the way spots in Sydney in his 1964 EH Holden. Apart from visiting some up and coming spot slike Redfern we gained a much better appreciation of Sydney's history,diversity...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time on this very special tour. Richard (the guide and owner) is so very passionate about Sydney that you cannot help but fall in love with the city. The tour takes you to places that you would never find yourself and...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Hi there! Can you believe you’re My Sydney Detour was last year?! We trust that you still have fond memories of your day, and thrilled to hear that you would recommend the tour! We hope that you can come back and visit again soon -...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2014

An old Holden, a young man and an amazing city of history,harm and the unusual. Seeing Sydney as a local was brought to life by Richand and gave Rita and I an opportunity to do just that. We visited several neighborhoods upscale, beach, middle class...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Dear Frank, Wow! How time flies! A short note to thank you for your wonderful feedback. Since your visit to Sydney we have welcomed little Eleanor into our lives. Bérangère and I often reflect on the day and thoroughly enjoyed the conversations, including when you...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2014

I have been to Sydney a lot over the years on business and visiting and am always looking for something different to do. while my wife and I were there we ran into Richard who was picking up a client for a tour, we got...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Hi there Graeme! Thanks so much for taking the time out to write your review! It means a great to deal to receive them. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and love the Holden pictures you have sent through! Keep them coming! Cheers, Richard

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Reviewed 21 September 2014

I recently surprised my Husband with a trip to Sydney to take the tour with "My Sydney Detour" for His 50th birthday. WOW , He says its the best surprise He has ever had, Richard ( My Sydney Detour owner and guide) even played along...More

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Dear Tania, Thanks so much for your kind review! What a day it was! I loved being in on the surprise for your husband's birthday! I trust that you have had safe travels since and hope one day you'll drop back over for a visit....More

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