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“An inside view of Sydney”

My Detour™ - Day Tours
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Ranked #91 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
Newton, Massachusetts
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“An inside view of Sydney”
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.

Visited December 2016
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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review, 22 May 2017
Thank you so much for your review! All the very best wishes, Richard
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“wonderful details, enthusiasm and such a fun exciting tour!”
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 places in the Con that few visit and then enjoyed a concert by some of the students with an exposure to styles and compositions and instruments that we probably would not have ever seen or heard unless we were on our tour. Everyone agreed that it was a fabulous tour. Loved every minute of it. Educational, full of history and lots of musical facts.

Visited October 2016
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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
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
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Belle Chasse,LA
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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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