• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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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.

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 Portside Sydney
  • Arrive for your tour whenever it suits you throughout the day

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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.

Portside Sydney tasting plate:
Upgrade your tour to include a tasting plate for two at the Portside Sydney, 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).

Opera Bar Dining Option
With the Sydney Opera House as its backdrop and gun-barrel views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is not surprising that Opera Bar has become a favourite Sydney experience. Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour. We've picked our favourites - beer battered fish & chips, roasted cauliflower salad and Jack's Creek Angus rump. You may purchase cocktails, beer or perhaps of glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).

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Customer Reviews

cathysmith01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent guide. Would highly recommend this tour.

MandM

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great

Stan United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The hour long tour was informative and intresting.

Marcia C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very interesting tour. I highly recommend.

Scooter5376

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Must do this tour. Our guide Nick was extremely knowledgeable and talked about the architecture, the economics, and the culture of this awesome facility. We were able to grab same day tickets for the opera as well as dine at the Portside Restaurant. A wonderful day!

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Perhaps the highlight of our trip. Much more than I expected and would certainly recommend the to anyone visiting Sydney. Interesting history lesson.

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had seen pictures and descriptions of the Sydney Opera House for many years, but being able to tour the facilities with a guide that was knowledgeable and passionate about it was a real treat and very enlightening.

Paula K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The Opera House is beautiful and should not be missed...we loved the tour...its only a 1 hour tour but you get to see a lot. Our guide was very good and he had worked there a long time so he had alot,of details and facts. Great tour! Highly recommend.

DOUGLAS F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were able to walk over to the Sydney Opera House from our hotel. If you are in Sydney and have time, make sure to take this tour. It is very interesting to learn the history of how the opera house was conceived and built. The tour is a behind the scenes walking tour so you see several of the venues and go back stage. The symphony/concert hall is magnificent. Unfortunately, the Opera Hall was under renovation and we were not allowed to visit. This is an hour well spent!

Stephanie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

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