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Joc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

What an extensive and enjoyable tour and breakfast. It was much more than I had expected and our guide was fabulous! Please note that there are MANY stairs so that would be the only caution for those who have movement challenges. I loved our guide and his extensive knowledge of ALL the stages within the opera house complex. I would recommend this highly to anyone!

Stanley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Wonderful experience.

nalst

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a wonderful tour of the Opera house. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. It was very interesting seeing the how productions and stage props are managed backstage. We also enjoyed breakfast in the cafeteria where the performers eat.

nalst

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a wonderful tour of the Opera house. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. It was very interesting seeing the how productions and stage props are managed backstage. We also enjoyed breakfast in the cafeteria where the performers eat.

sumo501

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

The tour was outstanding. It was worth the time to get up early for it. We were in small groups which made it that much better. We learned a lot about how intricate and complicated productions are as well
as what goes on during the performance timetable, green room, etc. Got to eat where the performance eat. Saw the props for Sleep Beauty, walked on the stage and into the orchestra pit. Amazing. Hear
stories about some of the performance, etc. Had an interesting and knowledge guide.

sandra g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

The person who showed us around was very informative. Full breakfast, delicious. It was held in the employee/artists cafeteria and was I found it very interesting to see how the employee/artists enjoy their services on site.

The Opera House, as you can imagine, is also wonderful on the inside.

It is an early morning start, but worth it.

Vancouver Canada

Delores S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Our tour guide, Vicky, was fabulous! She took us into so many behind the scene places it was amazing. Plus, she was a wealth of information which is enjoyed sharing. I'd highly recommend this tour!

cdusmjrn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

You'll probably never get closer to see how things happen behind the scenes. Our guide, Daryl, was excellent and provided a lot of interesting facts and observations from his 20 years of experience conducting tours. The breakfast was great and although it wasn't in the Green Room, it was much nicer sitting outside at the harbor. I would highly recommend this tour to those that don't mind getting up early.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Jeanette was very knowledgeable about the Opera House and had a lot of very good stories for behind the scenes. This is a great tour, and finishing with breakfast in the Green Room was a plus. The Opera House is beautiful and really amazing.

Pamela T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was a wonderful experience. We loved being on stage and seeing all the backstage activities, especially the orchestra pit. Our grandson plays the bass violin and we photographed that spot in the pit, as well as one of the violas, as our granddaughter plays that. We heartily recommend this tour.

LeeAnn A. M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This tour was well worth the price and the early hour! We thoroughly enjoyed the look at behind the scenes areas of the opera house, and the breakfast was bountiful and delicious.

jfortenberry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Excellent tour. Very informative with the guide

jfortenberry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Tour was excellent

Robyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Very interesting to see behind the scenes, informative guide, expensive but worth it

Patricia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This is a very early morning tour starting at 7:00 am so keep that in mind when booking. My husband and I took this tour along with about 10 others. We had a great guide and learned so much about the history and most importantly about Jorn Utzun, the Danish Artchitect who was the winner of the international competition to build a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney in 1957 and how it went for him. We were surprised by the story. The opera house is really special and I had no idea it was a multi venue showing art center. There are 5 stages that you will visit and each one was designed for a specific venue. We learned that the tiles on the outside were made in Sweden and are self washing. We did not get into the area where the props were as there was some work welding going on and it was a safety issue. We did get to visit the green room. I can't remember why, but we were treated to our breakfast on the outside patios overlooking the Sydney Harbor Bridge. It doesn't get much better than that. Take the tour and have a great time. We did.

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Outstanding, Well worth the money. There were only 6 in our tour, so it was a very intimate group. Our guide made the Opera House come alive.

BELINDA G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Amazing tour highly recommend it our guide was very enthusiastic.

Ignacio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

AMAZING!!!!!!

Christopher S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

John Todd H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The best tour ever! Steve was an amazing tour guide. Everything I would expect from a Viator Tour. Informative, fun and just a delightful experience. I have been to Sydney 3 times and this was the first time I decided to do this tour because my 13 year old daughter was with me and had a report due on the Sydney Opera House. The history came alive with the stories you won't find in any books and to be there and experience standing on stage....absolutely a priceless memory.

Todd R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and excited about being able to show us the Opera House. The breakfast was great - a few options to choose from, and everybody in our group enjoyed their selections. The guide gave suggestions for activities, shows to see, and restaurants based on what we wanted to do in Sydney. It was cool to see the Opera House behind the scenes - something not a lot of people get to do!

Nancy A. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our guide was great. We learned a lot about the various props, stages, and some info about the Opera stars.
The breakfast was good as well.

George S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The highlight of Sydney. Our host, Alan, was terrific. Spent more than three hours with us and showed us all the nooks and crannies of the Opera House, complete with some stories of past events. A most enjoyable morning and the breakfast was pretty good too. A must recommend. Much better than the standard Opera House Tour which I did about 15 years ago.

MICHAEL R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was the best and most informative tour we have ever taken. Our docent Molly was a fantastic representative and went out of her way to explain the history and detail of the building. She took usgo backstage where the costumes for the King and I which was currently playing were displayed in the dressing rooms. Afterward we were treated to an excellent and very filling breakfast. The best part of this tour is the limit of 12 people per tour. This makes it special and is well worth the cost. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to visit the Sydney Opera House take the breakfast tour.

Vicki M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This was everything I had hoped for and much, much more. As a person who enjoys theater and is fascinated with the Sydney Opera House in general, I was thrilled with the access that we had. Our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Even the breakfast in the Green Room was delicious. Definitely do this!

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