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My Detour™ - Day Tours

#89 of 339 Tours in Sydney
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia (Formerly My Sydney Detour)
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+61 2 8399 3483
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Our Detours. Sharing Sydney’s untold stories.


Since launching in...

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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Personal tour of Sydney in a 1964 Holden.

My driver John, picked me up at the Grace Hotel and we spent a wonderful 4 hours touring all around Sydney. He was so knowledgeable and I really felt I got to know the history and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My driver John, picked me up at the Grace Hotel and we spent a wonderful 4 hours touring all around Sydney. He was so knowledgeable and I really felt I got to know the history and depth of the whole city. Great views great variety. We stopped for tea and a croissant. I highly recommend it if you want to... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the half day tour in Richard Graham's (no relative) 1963 car. It was not the attraction, just the provenance. It was Richard that made the day. We wanted insights into Sydney beyond the tourist areas and he provided it with style, humour intelligence and an excellent reading of his clients. We feel we saw Sydney as a whole,... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, John, was engaging and passionate in his depiction of the historical roots of Sydney and his showing us life in modern Sydney. We saw many parts of the city and even visited a private home to learn about indigenous art. We came away with an appreciation of the beauty and livability of Sydney.

Thank lag_25
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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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... More 

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Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 More 

Belle Chasse,LA
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31 reviews
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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... More 

Thank brenhanna
1 review
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... More 

Thank Suzanne R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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... More 

Thank jskelly23
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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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... More 

Thank Colin S
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 More 

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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 .... More 

Thank smiler50
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

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