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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour provided by Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
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About
This brief tour of the Sydney Opera House fits easily into any sightseeing schedule; it's a quick walk from Circular Quay. Go behind the scenes for an inside look at the World Heritage site's controversial construction, and enjoy photo ops from usually off-limits vantage points.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Walking tour of UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House
  • Headsets are provided to hear the guide clearly
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walking tour of UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House
  • Headsets are provided to hear the guide clearly
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2482SOH1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre located on the lower ground level.
Additional information
  • Please note the standard guided tour contains approx. 200 stairs - Low Impact. If you have limited mobility there is a daily 12:00pm access tour available on request pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly.
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve before 1pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Beyond the Stage Tour & Brunch: Flat, enclosed shoes essential. Minimum age 10 years. Check in at Stage Door under the Monumental Steps at 9.15am
  • Tour & Dine at Opera Kitchen: Can be redeemed anytime after your tour from 11.00am on the day of your tour booking at Opera Kitchen. Includes main meal and a beverage.
  • One Hour Tour including Tour & Dine please check in at the Welcome Centre on the lower concourse level ten minutes prior to your tour time
  • Infants under 5 are permitted on the 1 hour tour free of charge, however still require a ticket to be booked
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre located on the lower ground level.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please note the standard guided tour contains approx. 200 stairs - Low Impact. If you have limited mobility there is a daily 12:00pm access tour available on request pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly.
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve before 1pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Beyond the Stage Tour & Brunch: Flat, enclosed shoes essential. Minimum age 10 years. Check in at Stage Door under the Monumental Steps at 9.15am
  • Tour & Dine at Opera Kitchen: Can be redeemed anytime after your tour from 11.00am on the day of your tour booking at Opera Kitchen. Includes main meal and a beverage.
  • One Hour Tour including Tour & Dine please check in at the Welcome Centre on the lower concourse level ten minutes prior to your tour time
  • Infants under 5 are permitted on the 1 hour tour free of charge, however still require a ticket to be booked
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
A note from Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Face masks are mandatory for patrons aged 12 years and over. To help maintain physical distancing, this tour will be running at a limited capacity. All tour guests will be required to provide their contact details on arrival, signing in via a QR code or in writing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Mike P
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Always a favourite...
Oct 2020
I have taken this tour several times - both as a resident of Sydney and as a visitor and it never disappoints. The architecture of building is beautiful and the history is fascinating. the tour guides really know their stuff and provide substantial colour. I highly recommend.
Written 3 September 2021
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Paul N
Newcastle, Australia7 contributions
Excellent
Jun 2021
We have been to Sydney before just ended up walking around the opera house every time. We never actually appreciated what was inside. If you only visit once, then certainly take the tour.
Written 11 August 2021
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Jim O
3 contributions
Opera House tour - Did not include 'off-limit' areas
Jun 2021 • Couples
I have just been on the tour. I believe the advertising bordered on misleading. We did not see anything that was 'normally off-limits' to the public, nothing behind the scenes. We only saw inside theatres that were open to the public when seeing shows. We did not see either of the two big theatres. The concert theatre was closed for refurbishment, which was not noted in the advertising. Quite disappointed.
Written 10 June 2021
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konrad s
Cootamundra, Australia107 contributions
Enjoyable evening activity
Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience on the Sydney opera house Behind the Scenes night tour. Our guide "Bruce " was knowledgeable and interesting and obviously enjoys his job. Refreshment and canapes served were light and fresh. All in all a great evening. My wifes first trip to the Opera house and a great introduction!
Written 30 May 2021
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Dear konrads191, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so thrilled you had the opportunity to experience our fabulous new House After Dark Tour with one of our favorite guides, Bruce. We are so pleased to welcome you and your wife back to the House real soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 4 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,680 contributions
Australia's most famous building
Sep 2020
The Sydney Opera House is Australia's most spectacular building. It is a unique design, and went wildly over budget. It was paid for by a special lottery. The Opera House is fascinating, it was worth the money -- not only did Sydney gain a world-class Opera House, it gained a building that put Australia on the map.
Written 3 October 2020
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1965Dodge
Edmonton, Canada15 contributions
Walking tour of opera house
Feb 2020
The main hall of the building was closed, but we weren't informed of this. The guide was pleasant but kept going off on tangents that were irrelevant to the building. Wasn't really worth the money.
Written 2 August 2020
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bbuffington
Chicago, IL187 contributions
Enjoyable visit to an iconic spot!
Mar 2020
I honestly don't know if this was the specific tour we did or not, but it was a guided tour of the opera house. I really enjoyed seeing this iconic location! The tour guide made a few accommodations to avoid steps for our older group of visitors, which was very much appreciated.
Written 8 June 2020
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Jay77019
Houston, TX86 contributions
Stunning Building
Mar 2020
This is a great tour. Guides are well informed. I didn't know any of the history of the building but its construction was full of scandal. The interior is even more amazing than the outside. I was disappointed that the main performance hall is closed for renovation but discovering so many other details about the structure satisfied my curiosity. I have some health issues and there are many stairs but I was able to handle them. I would only suggest that the Opera House maybe add some posters of the main performance hall so the tours can have a glimpse of the inside.
Written 8 May 2020
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Dear Jay77019, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback about your visit. We love hearing about the fabulous work that our guides do of telling the story of Jorn Utzon and bringing our building to life for all of our visitors. Whilst it is disappointing that the Concert Hall is currently closed for the next two years our tours department are currently working on a very exciting project to bring this venue to life whilst we cannot currently access it. Watch this space! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 11 May 2020
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Brian
Cheltenham, UK16 contributions
An absolute must-do. Don't miss it
Feb 2020
We managed to get on an early tour without a booking, and we really came up up trumps with our guide (can't remember his name......). He was warm, welcoming, passionate about every aspect of the Opera House covered in the tour and very knowledgeable. He had the ability to make you feel you were an important and special group. We saw and learnt so much during the tour. This is a 'must do' for anyone visiting Sydney. And great value too.
Written 27 April 2020
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Dear Brian C, Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts on your recent visit to the Sydney Opera House. We're absolutely thrilled that you were able to join us for one of our guided tours and that our tour guide was able to create some wonderful memories for you. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 11 May 2020
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mollie4
Blyth, Northumberland, UK218 contributions
A great Visit
Feb 2020
This was a fantastic visit to an iconic building, seen the pictures but to go inside and have the tour was great, it was very interesting and made up of separate sections. Tour was well organised and the guide was excellent, shop was good and loos were very clean. It was also a lovely sight when we sailed out at midnight and it was all lit up - very memorable
Written 18 April 2020
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Dear mollie4, Thank you for the kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the tour - we'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our Tours Team. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 20 April 2020
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