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Tour code: 2482SOH1
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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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

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A very interesting and entertaining 90 minutes. Went at lunchtime allowing us to see into all the theatres and concert venues, later in the day may prohibit entrance as shows may be in progress. Very entertaining tour guide mixing humour with history in the right proportions. The personalised photographic booklet is professionally produced and vey good value.

Kirsten M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Exelent guide,- could't be better.

Pamela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was fine. Our tour guide was informative and we enjoyed it. There were about 15 in our group at 9:30 am

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide had an excellent knowledge of all aspects of the opera house, very informative

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour was early in the morning which I highly recommend and it was fantastic! The guide was very knowledgeable and the length was just perfect. A must if you are traveling to Sydney!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

was easy to buy a ticket for the Sydney Opera House tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. She was able to answer everyone's questions and was enthusiastic. Overall a great tour and the time went by very quickly.

Russell S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was very educational with a few laughs thrown in. Maryanne was our guide and was informative, friendly and a very happy person. Well done and we will be telling all our friends this tour is worth doing.

Grayson K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic - do NOT pass this by. The stories your guide will tell you add a lot to the overall experience.

Gerald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was by far the best 1 hr. tour. No where else can you experience the enormity of this magnificent building. Our tour guide was excellent sorry, I can't remember her name.

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