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“Utzon and Sydney Opera House Tour”

Sydney Architecture Walks
Ranked #48 of 245 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are architects and we want to share our city with you. We organise intimate walking and bicycle tours that are open to the general public. We also arrange private / customised architectural tours and itineraries on request. Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, our conversations are straightforward and jargon-free exercises in story telling. Aimed at the expert-enthusiast, we want you to understand the 'why' of the city whilst exploring the most provocative and daring projects Sydney houses; works of architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney's grimy pulse. We are interested in ideas and in the drivers of city; the vibrant network of invisible forces - political, cultural, economic and environmental that give the city form. Get stung by architecture. Sydney will never look the same again. We promise!
Balmain, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Utzon and Sydney Opera House Tour”
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This tour, led by Eoghan Lewis who is both entertaining and informative, gave me a fascinating insight into the work of Utzon, his concepts and inspirations for the Sydney Opera House. Having lived through the period of history when the Opera House was being built and the many political controversies I really appreciated hearing the inside stories of that time. I highly recommend this tour for Sydney-siders and visitors as an eye opener to our most famous building.

Visited January 2017
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed 15 December 2016

What an outstanding tour, informative and enjoyable in equal measure. We took the Utzon tour on a Saturday morning. There were only six of us and Eoghan, an unlikely mix of guide, architect and raconteur, kept us enthralled throughout. Three hours flew by. We learnt about Utzon's movie star good looks, his "dream" for the Opera House which he knew would never be realised, and the way Utzon's had hoped he wouldn't win the competition to design Sydney's most famous building. Eoghan brought this fascinating part of Sydney's architecture and history to life. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Visited December 2016
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review, 18 January 2017
Thanks so much for the review Sacha.
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Sydney, Australia
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“Utzon & Sydney Opera House Tour”
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. The guide [Oeghan Lewis] is an architect that is clearly passionate about the subject matter and that also made us excited about it. It was well-structured, funny, informative, fascinating and heartbreaking (no spoiler's here). This is an important tour for Australians and would be an intriguing tour for visitors. LOVED IT!!

Visited December 2016
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“Very intersting discovery through the layers that have made the city !”
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a quite interesting way to discover Sydney, through the way the city has reached it's current structure, brought to us by a passionate architect, Eoghan, and with a day to day insight to it all, open disucssions and sharing make it a very enriching walk !

Visited November 2016
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“Great tour of the city through the eyes of an architect.”
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Eoghan was fabulous and the tour was an interesting mix of history, politics and, of course, architecture. We thoroughly enjoyed this walk around modern Sydney, even in the pouring rain. We just wish we would've had time to sign up for the Utzon tour too. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2016
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Eoghan L, General Manager at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review, 18 January 2017
Thanks Rachel. Sorry about the rain ;-)
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