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Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9250 7111
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House...

Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be taken back in time to when the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon's ambitious vision for a world class performing arts came into existence. You can't experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour! Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish and German.

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An amazing piece of architecture worth seeing up close

Smaller than you might expect, the Opera House is no less amazing a feat of design for it. It's fascinating to see (and touch) it up close. Tours can be taken of the interior, but... read more

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Smaller than you might expect, the Opera House is no less amazing a feat of design for it. It's fascinating to see (and touch) it up close. Tours can be taken of the interior, but just walking around the outside is free and just as interesting.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The opera house is amazing! It is a must see even from afar or up close. Your visit to Sydney will never be the same without visiting this iconic location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited the Opera House and did one of their 1 hour guided tours. It was excellent. History, construction, features and the architect were all covered while we visited the various areas inside and outside. The views of the Harbour from inside were stunning. Guide was lovely, bright informative and not too over the top as some can be.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic whistle stop tour of iconic Sydney building. Paid for guided tour and was not disappointed with the depth of knowledge passion.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a remarkable venue to attend in 2017. Fabulous concert, beautiful view of the Harbour, Champagne, friendly staff and beautiful weather. Perfect !!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family enjoyed this behind-the-scenes tour of the opera house, focusing on its history and development. I had no idea it was so costly to build, or took so much more time than planned. But what a spectacular result! We had a very good tour guide, and it was generally easy to hear him through our head sets even though... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never went inside but the image on the landscape is impressive, the fine tiling detail captures the sun spectacularly. Up close the detail is exquisite and the night light show quite mesmerising.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Opera House in the evening and it was a fantastic sight. We arrived in the evening off of a river cruise and walked the entire length of the opera area along the shops & restaurants. Highly recommend visiting this area in the evening

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Iconic land mark with Vibrant atmosphere a must see in Sydney we didn't have a chance to have a look inside but maybe next time

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around SYDNEY HARBOR was rather quaint. There are a couple of coffee shops on route to the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Beautiful LOVE BIRDS are rather frequent gusts to one particular coffee shop. Many individuals trying to urn an extra buck by putting on rather interesting and entertaining shows which gather crowds

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