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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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    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.

    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).
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    Departure Point
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Headset
    • Tasting plate at Opera Kitchen (if option selected)
    • Meal provided at Opera Bar (If option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note the 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.
    • Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen are open daily from 11:30am - 6:30pm.
    • Minimum of two people are required to book the Tasting Plate option
    • 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 receive a guided tour time upon booking you can contact the supplier directly to arrange your departure time.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Sydney. It entailed all of the details of the history of the building of the opera house as well as a visit to each of the stages. An absolute delight!More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Bethw60795
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Bethw60795, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Opera House and that you loved learning a bit more about its fascinating history. Every tour guide is passionate about this beautiful building and we're glad that it came across to you in your...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent value- our guide was knowledgeable, professional, and very entertaining. The lunch we received after the tour was very good.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Anniefbennett
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Anniefbennett, Thrilled to bits that you loved learning about the Sydney Opera House on your tour with your knowledgable, professional, and entertaining guide. Great too that you could fit in some lunch with us after the tour to recharge. See you again soon! Kind...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide was friendly and enthusiastic, and clearly experienced. We enjoyed a thorough tour with lots of background information - much better than walking without an aide. At the end, you have the option of buying a customized photobook.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank runwalksit
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear runwalksit, Thank you for taking part in the Sydney Opera House tour. We love that you had a great time listening to the stories of the Sydney Opera House told by your friendly and enthusiastic guide. We hope to see you again soon! Kind...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    It was a nice enough tour but it was not worth the price of admission. Really, the only reason you would want a guided tour is to see the inside of the major theaters, which are very beautiful. On the flipside, we did get to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AmandaA4956
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear AmandaA4956, Thank you for providing some feedback regarding your recent tour with us at the Sydney Opera House. We are sorry to hear that you found it a little bit pricey. Our tour guides always strive to present a world-class tour of the Sydney...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The walking tour of the Sydney Opera House will provide insights into the history and operation of this iconic attraction. While complete access may be limited due to current productions or rehearsals, the visitor will get a fairly detailed tour and lots of anecdotal information.

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    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Paul4ejjr, There's certainly a lot of fascinating history and architecture that you can discover on the Sydney Opera House tour. We hope you enjoyed your tour! Kind regards, Team SOH

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    Tim H
    27 August 2019|
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    Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
    Best advice is to contact the Opera House website. The standard tours are usually available and are independent of the Opera concerts which do sell out quickly. I agree the lengthy tour lines can be avoided with careful... More
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    Felicia P
    22 July 2019|
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    Response from sabrinak136 | Reviewed this property |
    I don’t believe there is a difference. I pre-booked this tour simply for convenience. I was able to simply pickup my tickets at the desk instead of waiting in a line to purchase. Also, this process will ensure the time... More
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    10 May 2019|
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    Response from Delphine A |
    Hi, you should go to the welcome center and you will find the 1st pilone which is the meeting point 1 for English tours. Have a fantastic tour!
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