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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.


  • 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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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

tour guide was great. highly recommend the tour

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

fantastic building! great tasting food plate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous! Better than I expected

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We booked the midday access-ability tour, as my friend cannot manage stairs. We had Yvonne as our guide and she was excellent. The pace of her tour and her knowledge and presentation were outstanding. as an added bonus, It wasn't as crowded as the other tours. A large hall and a smaller one were visited and detailed and we enjoyed and learned a lot. We topped off our walking tour by booking the Tasting Plate at the Opera Kitchen for lunch afterwards.....that was the icing on the cake as a 3 tier extravaganza of wonderful variety was presented and we had a marvelous time eating and enjoying the view ...and fighting off cheeky seagulls!!

Diane F
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent tour. terrific guide, just what we wanted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was very informative and interesting.

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous place. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and efficient, and wanted us to experience the entire building on our tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Walked up and presented our voucher at the window and twenty minutes late we were on our tour. And this was on a Saturday. Tour was very interesting and we had an extremely funny and entertaining guide. Must do while in Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour was amazing due to the guide's professional and enthusiast tour. They were very helpful and catered to everyone's needs such as allowing more time for those who were climbing the stairs outside. The information you get from the rich history of the opera house was awesome. Would recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great guide informative and nice tour. Be sure and go to ticket office with your vouchers to get tickets and tour time. We thought it was open to all every half hour but not the way they run tours. We came at 0845 for 0900 tour but were given a ticket for 1000. We got a chance to walk the botanical gardens while we waited.

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