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Itinerary
After pickup at your hotel, settle into the comfortable seats of the mint-condition private car and start with the sights of central Sydney. Then head to nearby Redfern.

Take a leisurely walk that allows for a more intimate experience of Redfern, a neighborhood that has been the hub of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, as well as the home to many immigrants and artists. Hear stories about the neighborhood’s history, see its signature architecture, and admire colorful street murals and small galleries along the way.

Next up, get a local’s perspective on Sydney’s laidback surfing lifestyle as you head to the beach in Waverley. Visit secret locations where you can get great photo ops of the city and coast, check out streets lined with sprawling mansions and get tips on the best places to check out.

Your personalized tour of Sydney provides a comprehensive portrait of the city along with lots of fun sights and experiences. It’s the perfect introduction to Sydney for newcomers, a tour that offers ideas of where to go and what to do. Even locals find it eye-opening and informative!

Choose from two different options for your tour. The half-day tour includes morning coffee along with the itinerary detailed above. The full-day tour includes lunch at a stylish cafe as well as morning coffee.
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My Detour™ - Day Tours
Overview
Travel through Sydney in style in a classic car driven by your knowledgeable and entertaining private guide. From the plush seats of the 1964 EH Holden — the Australian version of a vintage Cadillac — you’ll see iconic sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, then go deeper to learn about colonial and Aboriginal history, walk through the fascinating Redfern district, visit the coast, dip into surf culture and stroll the beach. Choose from a half-day tour with morning coffee, or a full-day tour with lunch included.
Highlights
  • Insider tour of Sydney by vintage 1964 EH Holden Premier
  • Go off the beaten track with an in-the-know local and explore Sydney from the seat of a true automotive icon
  • Travel through Sydney's city, beaches and surrounding bush by 1964 EH Holden Premier and discover its hidden secrets known only to locals
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Sydney by delving into Australia’s colonial and indigenous history
  • Become a Sydney local in a day!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour of Sydney

This tour was a highlight during our visit to Sydney. Richard took us to visit those areas of Sydney that were not the typical "tourist spots". This allowed us to to see and better understand how the locals live and work in Sydney. We highly...More

Thank billhauhe
Reviewed 23 July 2018
A Must if You're in Sydney

My husband and I received a tour from Richard through My Detour and it was wonderful, a true highlight of our 14 day honeymoon to Australia. From the moment he picked us up he was friendly and knowledgeable. He opened the doors for us (the...More

Thank SNelmes18
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. It's been an absolute pleasure to take you on a Detour! Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Best Non-tour tour ever!

We've traveled all over the world and have come to learn how much we enjoy spending time with locals to some insights into the place we are in. Richard did just this! We started off the day by asking what we had done in Sydney...More

Thank GHays
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Many many thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us! I am very pleased to hear I am your family's favorite travel guide! While I hope not to lose this special "title", I wish you many many more fun adventures discovering the...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Unforgettable local tour led by a guide who appreciates all Australians

Our driver Jon Brian distinguished himself with his knowledge of Sydney and his appreciation for Australian history, both European and Indigenous. The highlight for my wife and me was when we visited the home of his friend Richard (and his young daughter Eleanor). Among the...More

Thank Mike C
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us. We appreciate every word you use to review your experience with Jon. We'd love to see you again down under. Please get in touch with us should you come back to Australia....More

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Great tour!!!

The first thing Richard did was to ask us what our interests were. He then created our tour based on our interests. We wanted to see Sydney neighborhoods and we got a tour in which we saw and learned the history of a wide variety...More

Thank Larry A
Richard G, Owner at My Detour™ - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you so much for writing your review. I am glad I could personalise your Sydney Detour to your interests and to what you really wanted to experience in Sydney. Please get in contact with us should you ever come back to Sydney. Warm regards,...More

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Yes, I did, but Brian was such a great companion that I would have gladly done a full day.
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