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.
Opera Kitchen Tasting Plate: Upgrade your tour to include a tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen, an indoor-outdoor gourmet cafe on the lower level of the opera house plaza. The tasting plate presented in two tasting boxes includes fresh seafood, mini burgers and succulent salads, and is designed for two people to share. You may purchase cocktails, beer, or perhaps of a 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 favorite Sydney experience. 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, roasted cauliflower salad, and Jack's Creek Angus rump. You may purchase cocktails, beer, or perhaps of a glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).