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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a 1-hour walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Upgrade to top off your experience with a delicious tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen.

Highlights

  • 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with an insider guide
  • Learn about the inspiration behind its world-famous architecture
  • See areas that are normally off-limits to the public
  • Upgrade to include a tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen
  • Arrive for your tour whenever it suits you throughout the day

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The frequent tour times make it easy to fit this must-do tour of Sydney's most recognizable attraction into your schedule.

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

Your tour of the Sydney Opera House gives you an insider's perspective on one of the world’s most famous performance venues, where more than 1,500 concerts, ballets, musicals and plays are staged every year. Check out areas that are off-limits to the general public, learn about the distinctive exterior design made up of ‘shell’ tiles, and hear about opera house’s Danish architect, including his inspiration and building challenges. Walk through the elegant foyers, visit one of the largest pillar-free chambers in the world, sit down in a custom-made white birch chair and look up at the vaulted ceiling.

Explore in depth during your 1-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide, who shares fun facts about the opera house’s history, architecture and the thousands of performances that have taken place there since it opened in 1973.

Opera Kitchen tasting plate:
Upgrade your tour to include a tasting plate for two at the Opera Kitchen, an indoor-outdoor gourmet cafe on the lower level of the opera house plaza, where you can relax on the patio before or after your tour and enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. The 3-tier tasting plate includes dishes such as sushi, plank-roasted salmon, mini wagyu and chicken burgers, dumplings and fries. You may purchase cocktails, beer or perhaps of glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).

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Customer Reviews

Neil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very informative and interesting to hear all the stories behind the Opera House. The tasting plate was much better than expected

Timothy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very interesting and guide was great

daptor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour and the guide who took us round was very funny and entertaining..

Dallas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Exactly what I expected however, there were people on the tour that didn't know there would be stairs in a walking tour? So, there are stairs in this tour? LOL

lynnejones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Went on the easy access as husband walks with stick. Excellent went behind the scenes and under stage. Also stood in to watch a rehersal. Guide wonderful and very knowledgeable.

Paul A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour - I only wish it had been longer! You could tell the guide really loved the Opera House.

fred

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour despite being the day of the tornedo!!!!! Would definitely go back and do it again in better weather. Tour guide was great and made sure everyone could hear and understand. Once again would recommend it to anyone.

J Kay W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour of the Sydney Opera House was fantastic. We loved it!

patandjohnburns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A very worthwhile tour. Highly recommend.

Sheila L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved getting all the intricate details of why the sound is so amazing

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