5 star rating: Highly Recommended 355 Reviews

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will entertain you with stories about the opera house’s controversial construction and the thousands of performances that have taken place there since it opened in 1973. Enjoy photo ops from off-limits vantage points, and upgrade to include a tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule.

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 takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s most iconic performance venues, where more than 1,500 concerts, plays, musicals and ballets are staged every year. Explore it with an insider guide, who shares stories and fun facts about the opera house’s history, performances and architecture throughout your 1-hour tour.

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. 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.

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, spring rolls 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 January 2015

Enjoyed it very much. Our guide clearly enjoys what he does and was very good about getting us in quickly to see one of the main halls before it was closed to visitors for a dress rehearsal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Well organized. Easy to swap your booking for tickets to next scheduled tour. We had quite a large group but managed to see all. Tour guide was informative and relaxed. Happy to answer any questions that any of us had. Plenty of opportunity to take photos (in allowed places). Would recommend this tour to all. There are some 200 steps to climb but the pace is easy. Beautiful architecture that should be enjoyed by all.

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