Sydney Opera House Tours

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The Sydney Opera House, a world-class performing arts venue and iconic Australian landmark, defines the Sydney Harbour in the heart of the city. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the structure is a masterpiece of late 20th-century architecture, despite challenges that plagued the 15-year project before it was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. Distinguished by soaring halls with a white ceramic-tiled exterior shaped to evoke the sails of a yacht, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see Sydney attraction. 
 
The Basics
The Sydney Opera House is a highlight of any city tour or harbor cruise, and it’s well worth an up-close look, too. It’s best explored as part of a guided tour, either a guided walking option that hits highlights of the building's history and architecture or an in-depth tour that goes backstage to concert halls, green rooms, and studios usually off-limits to visitors. Given that this is a functioning performance venue, visitors can also experience the Opera House by attending a show, whether pairing a theater performance with dinner as part of an evening package, or dining along the waterfront before a night of ballet.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Attending a performance at the Opera House is a must for music, dance, and theater fans.
  • Tickets for tours and events often sell out, so it’s best to book in advance.
  • Public areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible, and accessible show seating  is available for all performances (seats must be pre-booked, and availability is limited).
  • Unless visiting on a guided tour, travelers are unable to access the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers or performance spaces.
  • The Opera House complex contains restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and outdoor plazas.
 
How to Get There
Located on Bennelong Point at the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, the Sydney Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and its ferries, trains, and buses. The site is easy to spot from around Sydney Harbour and from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
 
When to Get There
Shows and performances  run year-round at the Opera House, and with more than 2,500 of them taking place each year, you’re likely to find one during your visit. For a special experience, time your trip during the Vivid Sydney festival, when the Opera House exterior becomes the canvas for colorful light displays.

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Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000, Australia
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Sydney Opera House Presents Blanc De Blanc Encore

Sydney Opera House Presents 'Blanc De Blanc Encore' - Indulge your senses in a new immersive spectacle, as the Studio transforms once more into a hedonistic world of daring acrobatics and beautiful debauchery. Blur the lines between audience and performers - you’re invited to a breathtaking night of lavish laughs and frivolous fun.
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Special Performances Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

Book your ticket to a world-class performance at the Sydney Opera House, known for its traditional performing arts but also a popular venue for more experimental forms. You will have access to one of best available seats for one of the many shows created by the flagship resident companies performing at the Sydney Opera House.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sydney Opera House Presents Hear Me Roar

Sydney Opera House Presents ' Hear Me Roar'- Celebrating the women whose music changed the world, Celebrating the songs of   Aretha Franklin,  Carole King,  Dolly Parton,  Adele and more. This exhilarating show takes inspiration from Helen Reddy’s legendary lyric to create a night that celebrates some of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Stairway To Heaven at the Sydney Opera House

Catch Led Zeppelin Masters in Sydney before they head out of the country and onto their European tour. Inside one of the world's most iconic concert venues, hear such timeless classics as Whole Lotta Love and the epic Stairway to Heaven, accompanied by the 30-piece Black Dog orchestra for a truly epic musical experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Take to the skies for a 20-minute flight that provides stunning panoramic views of Sydney’s eastern coastline including Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Sydney’s spectacular Harbor and city skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s history from your knowledgeable pilot as you fly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before your pilot whirs over Sydney Head marking the harbor’s entrance. Your Sydney helicopter tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from central Sydney.
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Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

Soak up spectacular views of Sydney while enjoying a seafood lunch buffet during a 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise on a deluxe cruise boat. Get great photo ops of Sydney Harbour’s landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison and hear informative commentary from your captain. Fresh seafood options may include prawns, crab, fish, rock oysters along with meats, salads and other local favorites. Upgrade for guaranteed window seats and drink options such as premium white and red wines, draught beer and soft drinks.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sydney Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Including Sydney Opera House Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach

See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst. If you wish, you can end your tour with a lunch cruise (own expense) or with a visit to the Fish Markets.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sydney Morning Tour with Optional Lunch Cruise or Sydney Opera House Tour Upgrade

Discover Sydney’s glorious beaches and iconic landmarks on this half-day city tour – ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings. Get a feel for local life as you stroll around the Rocks and lively Chinatown, then visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to enjoy magnificent views over Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Finally, pay a visit to the glamorous Bondi Beach, with its famous lifeguards, golden sands and legendary surf.
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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise

Experience the magic of sailing Sydney Harbour during a twilight cruise aboard an exquisitely restored historic tall ship. Enjoy seeing the city at sunset and get photo ops of iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as they light up for the night. Snack on refreshments and dinner dishes (if option chosen) and have the choice to include unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. The entertaining crew provide commentary on Australia's maritime history, making for an unforgettable sail on Sydney Harbour.
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Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch

Explore Sydney from the water during a four-hour luxury lunch cruise. Hop on board your yacht at Circular Quay then set out on Sydney Harbour. Snap photos of landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you glide past the glittering city skyline. Visit pristine spots around the harbor where you can swim, kayak or hit the beach. Top off your Sydney cruise with a three-course barbecue lunch served with beer and wine. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Sydney with a 5.5-hour tour that begins with a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour, followed by a bus tour that hits the highlights from central Sydney to the eastern suburbs. Admire iconic sights such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, drive through diverse districts including The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Cross, and head to the coast to see The Gap, Bondi Beach, Rushcutters Bay and more. You’ll discover the best of Sydney and get insider tips from your local guide.
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Private Helicopter Tour: 20-Minute Sydney Harbour and Coastal Flight with Transfers

Enjoy the incredible scenery of Sydney and its surroundings during a private 20-minute scenic helicopter tour. Treat yourself and a special someone to a memorable experience of Sydney with panoramic views of icons such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach along the coast of New South Wales. Your helicopter pilot provides informative commentary and your tour includes round-trip transfers between your Sydney city hotel and Sydney Airport.
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Sydney City Private Tour

Maximize your time in Sydney with a private full-day tour tour tailor-made for you! Tick off iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stroll around vibrant districts like The Rocks and King’s Cross, and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach. Alternatively, soak up the scenery with a drive around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cool off with a swim at Palm Beach or get off-the-beaten-track and explore the village suburbs of Balmain, Leichardt and Haberfield. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sydney: 2 Hours Morning History Walking Tour with Local Guide

Get real! Skip the superficial and dive deep on this private Sydney tour that reveals the bizarre backstories and incredible histories of the city's icons. Behind the froth and bubble of sexy Sydney lies the stories of the winners who made it... and losers who didn't.
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2-Day Combo: Sydney City Tour, Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise and Blue Mountains Day Trip

See the best of Sydney when you book this combination of best-selling tours at a great savings. that includes a full day of sightseeing in Sydney followed by a day trip to the Blue Mountains. In Sydney, get to know the city and Bondi Beach on a coach tour, then take a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise to get out on the water. Visit the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, including Scenic World, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Katoomba and Leura, then return via a Parramatta River cruise.
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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 Portside Sydney or dine at the famous Opera Bar.
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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in Sydney with a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just four hours. Snap photos of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the glamorous Bondi Beach; stroll around The Rocks and Paddington; and take in the views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sydney Opera House New Year's Eve Opera Gala

Enjoy a memorable New Year's Eve celebration at the Sydney Opera House with a ticket to the Opera Gala, an elegant evening of opera classics performed by Australian and international artists. The Opera Gala puts on a world-class selection of arias and other favorites, and the intermission is timed to coincide with the 9pm fireworks show. Audience members can watch Sydney's famous fireworks display from a superb vantage point right on Sydney Harbour, which provides incredible views of the colorful festivities.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Visit some of the top 35 attractions in Sydney with the convenience of the Sydney Attractions Pass, the perfect travel companion for exploring Sydney and its surroundings. Whether you plan to check out the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, or you wish to go out to Manly and the Blue Mountains, the Attractions Pass is a cost-effective choice. Save up to 40% off regular admission prices, and have a choice of six different pass options.
  • Duration: 90 days
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Sydney Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Spend a day exploring Sydney with an expert guide, and take in iconic highlights around the famous harbor-side city on this 9-hour tour. Admire the swoop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Tickle your toes in the sands of Manly Beach, and then head over to Bondi Beach later that day. Take in the sights of downtown Sydney, and wrap up with a scenic drive to The Gap and Watson’s Bay. You can also upgrade to add a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour if you'd like.
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Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package

When in Sydney, don’t miss the chance to watch the Australian Ballet Company light up the stage at the Sydney Opera House. Your Sydney ballet and dinner experience begins with a guided tour of the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House, and depending on your choice, is followed by an exquisite three-course meal at either Aria Restaurant or Bennelong Restaurant inside the Sydney Opera House or a 3-tiered tasting plate for two at Portside Sydney. After dinner, watch the ballet of your choice under the sails of the iconic opera house, selecting from options such as Cinderella, Spartacus, Murphy and Merry Widow.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Blue Mountains Helicopter Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World

A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to Australia’s most accessible wilderness region, stretching out over one million hectares - the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. With this package you get it all – a helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour and the spectacular Blue Mountains; close up views of the famous Three Sisters; a delicious lunch and all access admission into Blue Mountains Scenic World where you can marvel at the expanse of rugged bushland stretching across the valley floor to the horizon in the distance. Perhaps take a closer look with a ride on the world’s steepest railway descending to the base of the cliffs below and into the ancient rainforest for a short bushwalk to nearby waterfalls.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Sydney Helicopter Tour: Super Saver Scenic Flight

Take a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney’s star attractions for a comprehensive overview of the waterside city at a great price. Your experienced pilot shows you all the nooks and crannies of Sydney Harbour, pointing out landmarks near and far including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Manly. Keep your camera handy for fantastic photo ops of this photogenic city during your 20-minute flight, the perfect outing on a visit to Sydney.
  • Duration: 18 minutes
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Sydney Harbour Private with Lunch Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Discover Sydney Harbour with all of your senses during a leisurely lunch boat ride by luxury cruiser. With just your party and private skipper, you’ll sail around Sydney Harbour—home to iconic sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge—and stop to sample gourmet dishes at two harborside restaurants. During the cruise, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and drinks from an open bar. Plus, you’ll have the chance to go swimming or kayaking during a stop at Middle Harbour.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Sydney Bike Tours

Bicycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Tours cover the highlights in 2.5 hours if you have limited time, or take up to five hours and see the sunset in Manly.
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Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Get an exclusive experience of the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of this world-famous center for the performing arts. Your expert guide shares stories about the real-life dramas behind the curtain and in the venue's storied history since it opened in 1973. Go behind the scenes to see parts of the opera house normally reserved for staff and performers, including the stage and dressing rooms. Wrap up this fascinating morning tour by sitting down with your small-group companions for a full Australian breakfast in the Green Room. Numbers are limited to 12 participants for a more intimate tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Sydney, Bondi Beach, and Kings Cross Tour

See the highlights of Sydney in an afternoon on a coach sightseeing tour that takes in iconic sights, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll also drive through the historic Rocks district, discover why suburbs such as Bondi Beach and Paddington are so popular, and visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair to admire the view of the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Opera on Sydney Harbour: West Side Story

Enjoy a night of opera under the stars at Handa Opera's performance of West Side Story. The dramatic tale unfolds on an open-air floating stage set on the Sydney Harbour shore, with incredible views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline in the background. Have your choice of seating for this must-see production by Opera Australia, playing for four weeks only in March and April 2019.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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