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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 2 June 2014

After many trips to Sydney we desired to take a private tour away from the city centre. Our private tour begins with pickup from our hotel in a EH Holden. Leaving the every day tourist routes behind we travel through Redfern and headed to the...More

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

Hello again! A short note to thank you for your review. What a day it was! I trust you still look back at the photos and have special memories from the day riding around in Horace! Be sure to get back in contact and send...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I spent 5-6 hours with Bérangère on My Walking Detour and had an excellent walking day on the shores of Sydney Harbour. I really enjoyed the walking, the views, the stories behind the scenes and especially Bérangères company. As two other guests didn't show, I...More

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

Dear Angela, How time flies! A short note to thank you for your feedback. 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! We have taken her...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is not your typical tour, and Richard is not your typical guide. I styed at the Hyatt, valet pretty much saw and drove every hot car there is, but you can see their excitement every time Richard pulls up in his Holden. It's a...More

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

Hello again! While time has escaped from us, I wanted to thank you for your review. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experiences...and the chocolates! In addition to having a little girl (Eleanor), we have also been busy creating some new local Sydney...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We spent three hours with Richard exploring Sydney - the city, the beaches and the bush. It was an absolutely fantastic experience... a must do for anyone wishing to get to know Sydney. A little history, a little philosophy, a number of beautiful vistas, and...More

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

Wow! What a review! Thank you so much! Since your visit I have been playing multiple games of hide and seek for the car keys to our vintage vehicle! Our little girl, Eleanor, likes to hide them! I look forward to welcoming you back again...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I REALLY enjoyed My Walking Detour! Bérangère, our guide, took us to such beautiful hidden treasures in Sydney that i have never been before and i'm a local! The views were incredible, her home-made Muesli bars were to die for, and i highly recommend this...More

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

Hi there Elise, A short note to thank you for your review. I still have many fond memories from the day and share them with Richard often. Thanks for sharing your day with us! It is wonderful that we are able to explore our wonderful...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Our host Bérangère was so knowledgable, and catered her commentary to our interests. She planned a great day combining nature, light exercise, city history, and most importantly, good food. I'd recommend this tour to any of my friends visiting Sydney.More

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

Hi Ashley, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure spending the time with you during your Sydney visit. We hope next time you visit you’ll also get to meet our baby girl Eleanor – she’s kept us busy recently hence...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

(Sorry for my late review.) This was actually my first detour experience. I happen to find it when I felt like to do some hiking around some area I haven't been in Sydney. I was so lucky that the day I booked had no other...More

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

Hello again! Thank you so much for your My Walking Detour review! I trust that you still have fond memories of your day! Since your visit to Sydney Richard & I have welcomed little Eleanor into our lives. She has kept us busy! Be sure...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This walk was arranged at the last minute to do something different to the norm. We were met at Circular Quay by a French speaking young lass and thought that this will be interesting. Berangere was full of information that would most probably make the...More

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

Dear Ian, A short note to thank you for taking the time to write your review on your My Walking Detour. It was a delight that you enjoyed the experience and muesli bars (which I'm still making!). I hope next time you visit you’ll also...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This was a day we will always remember. Having been to Sydney before and done all the usual touristy things this was something special and different. Our guide Belle was so friendly and welcoming and she really impressed us with her local knowledge of and...More

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

Dear Peter, thanks so much for your warm review. It is a delight to read your experience was exactly as it intended to be! Aside from keeping busy with our little girl, Eleanor, who we have recently welcomed into the world, we have also been...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We took the 3-hour detour via car and highly recommend fitting this tour into your visit in Sydney. It provided insight into the neighborhoods and lifestyles of Sydney (past, present and future) that would be difficult to appreciate any other way. It's a way to...More

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

Dear Dana, many thanks for your review! Where has the time gone?! We trust that you still have fond memories of your day. Our last few months have seen us playing multiple games of hide and seek for the car keys to our vintage vehicle!...More

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