Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
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Experience an insider look at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House on this guided walking tour. Go behind-the-scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will explain the history and architecture of the Opera House’s controversial construction, enjoy backstage stories about the stars and thousands of performances that have taken place since the Icon opened in 1973. Enjoy photo opportunities in unique off-limit vantage points.
Make a day of it and upgrade to include a Tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or Tour & Dine at Opera Bar with stunning waterfront views.

Dining Option:
Tasting Plate - The tasting plate presented in two tasting boxes includes fresh seafood, mini burgers & succulent salads is designed for two people to share.
Tour & Dine - Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour, we've picked our favorites - beer battered fish & chips, ricotta gnocchi and Angus rump.

Small Group Option:
Backstage Tour - a small group morning Backstage Tour option.
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In Brief

Location:
Sydney, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Led by a local guide
Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Stop At: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Headset
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House

Exclusions

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

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 - pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly. The Sydney Opera House (English Tour) is available between 9:00am and 5:00pm daily. The tours are subject to a maximum capacity. If you did not book a specific guided tour time upon booking you can contact the supplier directly to arrange your departure time
  • Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen are open daily from 11:30am - 6:30pm and are an added option only and not included in the standard tour ticket price. Minimum of two people are required to book the Tasting Plate option
  • The Backstage Tour (if option selected) operates at 7:00am only - enclosed shoes must be worn, this tour is a more in depth behind-the scenes option.
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made "backstage" quite interesting. We enjoyed this excursion.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a "must do" when you visit.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
It was really walk of a lifetime, the hallowed grounds of the Sydney Opera House. The tour itself was informative, enjoyable and lots of fun.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
This tour is a MUST when you visit Sydney. It was easy to connect with the tour at the opera house. We had a very informed guide and enjoyed every minute of this detailed tour. At the beginning of the tour, our photo was taken. At the end of the tour, we were presented with a beautiful book of the Opera House that incorporated our photos that we could purchase for a moderate price. What an experience of a lifetime for a moderate charge!! We would strongly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Maria's tour evolved and adapted to the group dynamics -she was keen to listen to what we seemed to enjoy on the tour in order to best fit our interests. There were lots of little nooks and corners with great street art that we would have missed during the trip had we not been with such a discerning pair of eyes. Would highly recommend this trip, especially early in your stay, to help you get your bearings around the neighbourhoods of Sydney.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Location of tour meeting place is one level down. Tour started on time group size was about 20 persons. Our guide was very good ( I think his name was Arlo?).
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Check-in for us was at the gift shop on the lower level of opera house. We got together around the same area, you have to check in large bags, they have the measurements there (regular sized book bags for sure need to be checked in). Our tour guide David was great, knowledgeable, and friendly. You get to enter some of the theaters as long as there are no current performances going on. Enjoyed hearing about the history and architecture of the structure.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
Other than that it was very interesting to learn the history Of this world renowned building. Lots of great places for photography both inside and out. We were very glad we did it.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I had seen the outside of the Sydney Opera House multiple times in the past, but had never been inside. We bought this tickets with the tasting tray afterwards (which was a great idea!). Our guide was a former architect (worked with one of the main architects on the Opera House itself) and was extremely knowledgeable. There was a video we watched from one of the theaters -- which I expected would be a waste of time -- but it actually was extremely well done and helped us understand the monumental task it was to build this icon. Well done, big thanks, and we'll be back again!
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
What a fascinating structure and story behind. Had the first tour of the day with Alex who did an amazing job and was so welcoming and had such a high energy level.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Great tour guides! Attentive to details. Enjoyed learning about the Opera House.Recommend to take the tour!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
While everyone wants their photo with the outside as a backdrop, there are special places inside as well that you need to see. The tour was highly informative as you go behind the scenes and take in the scale of this building. My tour included a dinner at the Opera Bar which was a great way to finish the day and watch the sunset behind the Harbour Bridge. The Opera House is truly a landmark. The simple beauty and versatility of this building is amazing and stands the test of time, and always will be an iconic structure known the world over.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2019
Wasn't sure about this at first but I was really glad I did this tour. I learned so much about the opera house and got to see each of the theaters. Lots of walking and steps though, so be prepared. Well worth it!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
We enjoyed an hour of entertaining tour of this world heritage unique architectural iconic building. Steve was most informative and answered questions with ease. A truly memorable day.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Tour group was not too big...great to see actors and dancers practising in different places. The guide was funny and knew lots. There are many steps so not a good idea if you are not fit or injured in some way. Loved the photo opportunities or u can buy their cool one! So glad I did this!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I am so glad we did this tour-it ended up being mine and my husband's favorite activity in Sydney! I loved being able to see inside some of the theaters and hear about the history of the opera house. Such a great activity! It lasted about an hour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour of the Sydney Opera House, would recommend to any visiting Sydney. Learned of the history of the building of the Opera House and saw most of the performance areas inside.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Very interesting tour, guide was great very informative. The opera house is a must see in Sydney and this was the best way to see it.
• Submitted 09 May 2019
Jason tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour very much. Would recommend if you are visiting Sydney..
• Submitted 06 May 2019
This is a wonderful tour. You learn about the history of the opera house as you visit the various performance halls. You have to be ready to climb 200 steps.
• Submitted 02 May 2019
The Opera House was the highlight of our cruise from Australia to New Zealand. Amazing architecture.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2018
Great Experience
• Submitted 29 Aug 2018
Well worth the price of the ticket. The docent was very knowledgable.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
This tour was very interesting, and the concert halls themselves were fantastic and so beautiful! I had no idea how big the Opera House actually is, from the outside it seems smaller. I loved learning about the history of the Opera House and the techniques used in building it, our guide was very informative. A must do, especially considering that the Opera House is pretty much Sydney's icon.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018

In Brief

Location:
Sydney, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Led by a local guide
Choice of several departures throughout the day

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