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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

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Highlights
  • 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with an insider guide
  • Learn about the inspiration behind its world-famous architecture
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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour
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Sydney Opera House guided walking tour. Departs every half hour between 9am and 5pm, daily
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Tour & Dine
Sydney Opera House guided walking tour including a meal at Opera Bar. Departs every half hour between 9am and 5pm with Dining available from 11:30am until 6pm. Please allow 2 hours for this tour.
From US$51.27
Tour & Tasting Plate
Sydney Opera House guided walking tour including tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen. Tour departs daily every half hour between 9am and 5pm with Dining available from 12pm - 6:30pm.
From US$61.37
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Overview
Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a 1-hour walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Upgrade to top off your experience with a delicious tasting plate at the Portside Sydney or dine at the famous Opera Bar.
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 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 1-hour 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.

Portside Sydney tasting plate:
Upgrade your tour to include a tasting plate for two at the Portside Sydney, an indoor-outdoor gourmet cafe on the lower level of the opera house plaza, where you can relax on the patio before or after your tour and enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. The 3-tier tasting plate includes dishes such as sushi, plank-roasted salmon, mini wagyu and chicken burgers, dumplings and fries. You may purchase cocktails, beer or perhaps of 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 favourite Sydney experience. Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour. We've picked our favourites - beer battered fish & chips, roasted cauliflower salad and Jack's Creek Angus rump. You may purchase cocktails, beer or perhaps of glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).
Reviews (843)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth it.

A great incite into the history and workings of this iconic building. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining and the cost is very fair.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Popsicle57
Reviewed 1 week ago
DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR! FABULOUS tour guide YVONNE!

Where do I begin to express how incredibly AWESOME this walking tour was? From the absolutely incredible engineering genius design, to the most knowledgeable & fantastic tour guide(Yvonne), to the breathtaking views, this tour was well worth the time & experience. Yvonne was very enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ShaShaR1122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Structure!

The Sydney Opera House tour is not one to miss. Between the history of the building and the magnificence of the architecture, you will not be disappointed. From design to opening took more than a decade, but the science and art behind this beautiful building,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Billie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Passionate Tour Guide

Our tour guide, Ann, made this tour even better than I hoped it could be! Her knowledge of the history and architecture of the Sydney Opera House were clearly evident, and her enthusiasm was contagious! I was unable to schedule a show there only due...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kgbridges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour, Great guide

Being slightly handicapped (stairs are not my friend) I was worried about a walking tour, but at 12 noon, there is a handicapped one, and instead of climbing 200 stairs, elevators! Our guide was very good, and sweet. When we were in the rooms with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beetsie
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