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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

Sydney, Australia
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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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 walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the 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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sydney Opera House
    Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre located on the lower ground level.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 the 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 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.

Sydney Opera House

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note the standard guided tour contains approx. 200 stairs - Low Impact. If you have limited mobility there is a daily 12:00pm access tour available on request pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly.
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve before 1pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour + Main Meal & Drink: Redeem your ticket stub at either of our harbourside dining venues Opera Bar or House Canteen between 1130am-6pm on day of your tour booking. Includes main meal and a beverage from a selection.
  • One Hour Tour including Tour & Dine please check in at the Welcome Centre on the lower concourse level ten minutes prior to your tour time
  • Infants under 5 are permitted on the 1 hour tour free of charge, however still require a ticket to be booked
  • Please check you have selected the correct language tour for the tour you want to experience the language in
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

There are many steps so not a good idea if you are not fit or injured in some way.
It is also worthwhile to visit the restrooms which reveal some of the structure.


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Very nice tour
Sandra_P, Jun 2023
Wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable and also open for questions. He seemed to actually enjoy his job and wanted people to ask questions so they understood or obtained knowledge about the opera house in general. Thank you
Insightful Tour
Kush_M, Jun 2023
Interesting use of radio to broadcast information to all. Majestic views on the inside. Recommended for those who really want to know more about the works, instead of simply admiring from the outside.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and must do
Shoaib_H, Jun 2023
Great tour. A must do for visitors. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. It was wonderful to sit in both the theatre/opera hall and the concert hall. Our group was also allowed to take photos. Thank you Zoey for being a lovely host.
Beautiful inside and out
Roberta_S, May 2023
Great tour and tour guide. Incredible insight into this iconic building and a must do if you’re in Sydney. I paired this morning tour with a harbor tour in the afternoon. Made it a great day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent professional tour.
Paul_S, May 2023
Exchanged voucher for tour tickets easily. Guide was excellent and very professional. Tour was very interesting. Lots of facts about the building.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommend
Kevin_D, May 2023
Was great to see the architecture from the inside, and learn some of the history. We saw each of the concert halls inside.
Loved the story of the engineering that resulted in this incredible and beautiful structure!
Pamela_B, May 2023
Guide was excellent at describing the evolution of this magnificent structure and the creative engineering that brought it to life!
Barbara_S, May 2023
Impressive to see the Sydney Opera House. Inside. Especially the concert hall. It’s interesting to learn about the history of the building. The guide knew so much and was a great storyteller
Great tour
Kenny_C, May 2023
All aspects of the tour around the iconic Opera House from the design to the professional concert halls made even better by our humerus tour guide
Worth the Small Investment in Time
Craig_S, May 2023
Would have known very little about the opera house if we didn’t go on the tour. It’s an artistic and engineering marvel and amazes even after 50 days.
Nice tour
Steven_R, May 2023
Tour guide was knowledgeable and had a nice personality. We got to see all of the theaters and received a good historical summary of the construction. It was a nice tour.
Must do tour!
Irene_E, May 2023
Excellent way to get an overview of the Sydney Opera House. Our guide did a fabulous job of giving us the history of the Opera House and how it was constructed. A must do tour
Carol_C, May 2023
His knowledge and passion! Genuinely a plus! He made every step worthwhile ! Learned so much! Covered every possible question On time even saw orchestra practicing
Sydney Opera House
Rolfe_M, May 2023
Peter did an exceptional job as our guide! This is a must tour if you love architecture. The history of the building is fascinating.
Well worth the visit!
Candace_M, May 2023
Very informative and a glimpse into the beauty of the building. Recommend you go if you have the opportunity.
Excellent tour well worth it!
Raul_H, May 2023
Excellent tour well worth the time. I highly recommend this tour. Lots of information about the construction of the opera house was put out in great detail.
Opera House from the inside
JoanandAllen, May 2023
Being able to listen to the rehearsal of the orchestra! Nicolas our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.
Opera house
Danielle_B, May 2023
Interesting and informative tour, highly recommend! The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining
AM tour
Anna_H, May 2023
We did a tour with Gabbi she was very knowledgeable and the inside is just beautiful. Worth the time and money
Touring an Icon
Wayne_N, May 2023
First time in Sydney with my son and wanted to share this magnificent icon of Australia with him, up close and personal. The tour delivered everything I hoped for.


Product code: 2482SOH1

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