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My Detour™ - Day Tours
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Ranked #92 of 342 Tours in Sydney
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Belle Chasse,LA
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31 reviews
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“Worth every penny!”
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 to Bondi and back. John even took us to meet Berange and her sweet daughter as we were welcomed into their home. We felt their love and passion for the history of Sydney. We played claps and our son played the didgeridoo. We had a quaint lunch in a non-touristy cafe in Bondi. We took this tour on our last day, and John made it seem like we saw Sydney for the first time. We definitely would recommend to anyone who wants more than a cookie cutter tour.

Visited October 2016
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“Discover Sydney with a native”
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 this great way to get oriented to the place.

Visited July 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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“A musical trip back in time.”
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 highly recommend this tour.

Visited June 2016
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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
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
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Sydney, Australia
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“Music & Heritage Tour at The Conservatorium Music Sydney”
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 featuring the extremely talented students of The Con. What a day! Elise made the organisation of this tour so easy - we highly recommend My Detour - thank you for a great day.
Wendy Selman

Visited May 2016
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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
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
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Waikato
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“Loved every minute !!”
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 . Beautiful secluded bays that were picture perfect.
The cold drink along the way and chocolates at the end of our tour were much appreciated.
A most enjoyable afternoon indeed.
PS: Hori is now world famous in our neck of the woods.
Thank you !!!

Paul & Susan

Visited April 2016
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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
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.
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