Sydney, Australia

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clock-o60 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the iconic Sydney Opera House during a 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the performances, history and architecture of the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House as your expert guide takes you behind the scenes of the venue. Get photos ops from vantage points that are normally off-limits, and have the option to include a tasting plate at the Portside Sydney or dine at the famous Opera Bar. Tours are offered throughout the day, making it easy to schedule into your sightseeing when your cruise ship docks in Sydney.
  • Must-do one-hour walking tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most famous performing arts centers
  • Enjoy an interactive audio-visual presentation
  • Choose your time – tours depart every half-hour from 9am to 5pm
  • Listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide
  • This popular shore excursion regularly sells out, so don’t miss it!
  • Enjoy a three-tier tasting plate at the Portside Sydney (if option selected)
  • Enjoy a meal at the famous Opera Bar (if option selected)
The Sydney Opera House consists of a number of theaters that host more than 1,500 performances per year and attract millions of visitors. Widely considered one of the world’s premier performing arts venues, the Sydney Opera House is also an architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage site.

As you stroll at a leisurely pace around the famous opera house complex, your guide shares the controversies that erupted during the construction process, which began in 1958. The venue opened formally in 1973, with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance.

Hear fascinating stories you explore one of the concert halls and access parts of the complex that are not regularly open to the public. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a rehearsal in progress or get the chance to walk onstage.

Book early to ensure a spot on this popular tour while your cruise ship is in port.

Reviews

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j
, Feb 2018

Excellent tour, lasted about 75 minutes.
Must be good at walking up and down steps, as the SOH is full of them, with only 1 lift currently being built for handicap use.

L
, Dec 2017

The tour was fantastic. It's just that one should know to get there early as you have to get in the line to get the tickets. Some of the tours sell out so we went at noon to get the tickets and all english tours were sold out for the remainder of the day. Had to take the tour the next day. Wish I would have known in advance, I would have gone the day before to get the tickets.

R
, Nov 2017

This was a well organized tour of an amazing structure with a very good guide.

p
, Nov 2017

VIATOR DID NOT TELL US TO CALL THE OPERA HOUSE FOR SPECIFIC TIME. The voucher stated go to box office for exchange for ticket. DANNY AT BOX OFFICE WAS EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT!!!!! Thank you so much Danny for fitting us in. He felt so bad every time was filled till noon. We were there at 8am to get on the 9am tour. Do not book this tour unless Viator changes their instructions to call for a timed appointment. Call the opera house directly for tour. Be save not sorry.

A
, Jun 2017

Great tour and excellent guide!

l
, Feb 2017

Do not be worried if you have mobility issues. They have a handicap tour every noon that takes you to see all of the wonderful theaters utilizing backstage elevators. It also enables you to see many sections of the Opera House unavailable to the regular tours

a
, Jan 2017

This tour is everything you would hope for, a remarkable building. The only minus was the day we did it we weren't allowed in the main auditorium, but that's the luck of the draw. Recommended

T
, Dec 2016

If you are going to Sydney, don't miss this tour. The Opera House is an impressive building inside and out! Our tour guide was very informative regarding all aspects of the history and current events of the Opera House. It was very interesting to go into several of the theaters and learn the flexibility of each one.

K
, Jun 2016

The Opera House tour was very good. We learned a lot about how the Opera House came to be and all the different shows they have in each venue. Our tour guide definitely showed a love for the arts and she was a very sweet person. We also got to meet the resident seal!

j
, Apr 2016

There are something that you cannot see outside the Opera House


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