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My Sydney Detour

As adventurers, we can all agree on one thing: without context, history, and insider knowledge, a city is just a city. With our Classic Sydney Detour, you will be taken from city to beach to bush to become a Sydney local in just four hours!

Your day begins at 9.30am where you will be greeted by your local tour guide and his handy sidekick Horace – as the most popular and iconic luxury car ever made in Australia, this 1964 vintage car knows how to show you around his hometown in style with the intoxicating scent of leather and steel, cozy sheepskin seat covers, and a low Cheshire cat purr.

After a scenic drive around The Rocks, you will arrive at your first destination. With your guide’s insider know-how, you will get the chance to discover a thriving inner-city enclave like a local, where Aboriginal murals and street art decorate laneways lined with coffee shops and turn-of-the-century terrace houses. Get ready for an education on everything from soaring house prices, local architecture, lifestyle and Aboriginal culture.

No trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to our iconic beaches. After all, the city is only a stone through from them. Firstly, you will be taken to a sprawling seaside cemetery, a site that provides breathtaking views of our ancient sandstone coastline. From there, you will be whisked off to three of Sydney’s most iconic inner-city beaches: Bronte, Tamarama, and Bondi, where you may just spot a uniquely Australian breed of superhero: office worker by day, surfer by night.

Sydney is one of the only cities in the world that where you can find the perfect convergence of the natural world and metropolis. All you need to do is know where to find it. Ask your guide to wind down the windows so that you can breathe the eucalyptus in the air as you weave through the hills of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs’ in the midst of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Led down a secret street, you will emerge at your final destination: a remote beach with panoramic views of the harbour and city skyline.

An experience like no other, our Classic Sydney Detour, will leave you with a true sense of having discovered a city that was once a distant stranger. Now an old friend, we have no doubt that you will be counting down the days until your return!

Highlights

  • Walk the pavement of an inner city neighbourhood to get the feel of community living
  • Travel through ​various local Sydney suburbs
  • Let sand run through your hands as you stand on the beach in a secluded harbourside bay
  • Travel along the impressive stretch of Sydney’s coastline to view our famous beaches
  • Engage in open conversation with a Sydney-sider: nothing is off limits!
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Sydney’s culture by examining Australia’s colonial and indigenous past at intimate & historical locations

Tour Options

Half Day

9:30am - 1:30pm (4 hours)

TESTIMONIAL
"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 and what our interests our. I'm pretty sure he curated our tour on the spot and aligned it perfectly to our interests. Richard is our family favorite of all travel guides!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and learned so much about modern Sydney-siders, Sydney history and aboriginal culture!"

Pricing (Half Day)

AUD$ 729

Price based on 2 adults
Additional guest: $60

Inclusions
  • 4 hour private group experience
  • Private driver / guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Morning tea / coffee
  • In-car refreshments
  • Hotel drop off
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Full Day

9:30am - 4:30pm (7 hours)

TESTIMONIAL
"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 of Sydney neighborhoods. We saw out of the way places that no one on a tour bus will ever see. Along the way, based on our questions, we learned about Australia's original people, its geological history, and much more. Richard does an excellent job of proving a tour which fits your interest and pace."

Pricing (Full Day)

AUD$ 1229

Price based on 2 adults
Additional guest: $60

Inclusions
  • 7 hour private group experience
  • Private driver / guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Morning tea / coffee
  • Café style lunch
  • In-car refreshments
  • Hotel drop-off
Book online now!