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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour provided by Sydney Opera House

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
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from £23.79 per adult
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Last updated: 20 Apr 2021
A note from Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
Face masks are strongly recommended for patrons aged 12 years and over. To help maintain physical distancing, this tour will not exceed 20 guests, or 10 guests on a backstage tour. 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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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
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.
What to expect
The Sydney Opera House consists of a number of theaters that host more than 1,500 performances per year and attract millions of visitors. Widely considered one of the world’s premier performing arts venues, the Sydney Opera House is also an architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll at a leisurely pace around the famous opera house complex, your guide shares the controversies that erupted during the construction process, which began in 1958. The venue opened formally in 1973, with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance. Hear fascinating stories you explore one of the concert halls and access parts of the complex that are not regularly open to the public. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a rehearsal in progress or get the chance to walk onstage. Book early to ensure a spot on this popular tour while your cruise ship is in port.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2482PRTSOH1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Guided Tour • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
Port pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
1h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circular Quay port. Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time. The Sydney Opera House is located within a short 10 min walk from the Circular Quay port.
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time.
Ports:
Circular Quay
Inclusions
Guided Tour • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
Port pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circular Quay port. Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time. The Sydney Opera House is located within a short 10 min walk from the Circular Quay port.
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time.
Ports:
Circular Quay
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Traveler pickup is not offered as the port is within a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House
There are approximately 200 stairs on this tour - Low Impact. It is not recommended for those with limited mobility who are unable to manage stairs an access tour is available by contacting the supplier directly
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Guided tours depart at certain times Thursday - Monday
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
Tour & Dine Option: Booking Time refers to tour time, please check in at the Welcome Centre 10 minutes prior to your tour. You will receive a ticket to redeem your main meal and beverage at Opera Kitchen after your tour.
Tour & Dine Option: Main meal + beverage can be redeemed anytime between 11am - close at Opera Kitchen on the day of your tour.
Most travellers can participate
Beyond the Stage tour - minimum 10 years old
Tour & Dine Option: Children ages 5-15 years will have a childrens menu to select from
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sydney Opera House
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sydney Opera House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Your tour of the Sydney Opera House takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s most iconic performance venues, where more than 1,500 concerts, plays, musicals and ballets are staged every year. Explore it with an insider guide, who shares stories and fun facts about the opera house’s history, performances and architecture throughout your 1-hour tour. 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. 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.
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  • You'll end at
    Sydney Opera House
    Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time.
    See address & details
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rohit_v_k
Dombivli, India275 contributions
Beautiful Place
May 2019
One of the beautiful place to visit once in a life time with your friends or family, awesome architecture, must see attraction..
Written 16 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear rohit_v_k, Thank you for your kind words. We hope you're able to join us again some day! Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 20 April 2020
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Storyteller829078
Prairie Village, KS18 contributions
Beautiful Opera House Architecture iconic of Sydney
Mar 2020 • Family
This is not a review of the complete architecture of the Sydney Opera House. However, is is an appreciation of the exterior beauty of this gem of Sydney. The placement of the building on the harbor is just brilliant. The peaking arches of the roof line resemble a ships sails jutting out to sea. The lighting, the walkways, and the General design of the entrance mall draw the viewer in to experience the entire building. There is a really nice establishment also on the grounds, though I was unable to take advantage of it, I am told by local residents it is excellent. Superior food and beverages. With a harbor view of the busy ferries on one side and the Lovely Opera House on the other, along with an entrance to the botanical gardens a very short walk away.
Written 8 April 2020
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Dear Storyteller829078, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review of your recent visit. We're thrilled to be described as the 'gem of Sydney'. It's so lovely to hear such a poetic and in-depth story of your time with us. We hope that you will stop by again soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 15 April 2020
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Carl W
Owatonna, MN660 contributions
Awesome sites
Jan 2020
We had the inside tour as well as evening and night harbor tour and it gave us a great experiences. This is a must see when in Sydney. The inside of how it is built and they guide gives the details is amazing.
Written 17 February 2020
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Dear Carl W, So nice to hear that you had a wonderful tour of the inside of the Sydney Opera House learning about all our history and architecture. We hope that you enjoyed your harbour tour as well during the evening! We hope to be welcoming you back to the Sydney Opera House soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 17 February 2020
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Tim P
2 contributions
Don't waste your money
Feb 2020 • Friends
Took guided tour for $42....waste of time and money. We were shown one concert hall, private dining venues, public areas,and the basement. No pics allowed.

I'm a world traveler, worst tour I've ever taken. I'd like a refund!!!
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Gaflier, Thank you for taking the time to provide us some feedback about your recent Sydney Opera House tour. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. As the Sydney Opera House is one of the busiest performance spaces in the world, sometimes some of our theatres are inaccessible during the tour. However, the tour still goes through many notable spaces and provides an in-depth exploration of our history and architecture. Due to privacy and copyright regulation, photos are not permitted in certain areas of the Sydney Opera House. We will be passing on your feedback to the relevant teams for review. If you would like to discuss this matter further, then please do not hesitate to head to the 'contact us' section of our website so that one of our team can follow up with you in person. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 16 February 2020
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Silverstreak46
Vienna, VA395 contributions
Access Tour is Superb
Feb 2020
My wife was unable to handle all the steps on the normal walking tours of the Sydney Opera House. Fortunately, they offer one tour a day at noon that is accessible without the stairs. It was raining as hard as I've ever seen it rain on the day of our tours but it was definitely worthwhile. We got to see essentially all of the spots on the normal tour without the steps and learning lots of the idiosyncrasies of the Opera House and its development
Written 16 February 2020
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Dear Silverstreak46, We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the Access Tour of the Sydney Opera House. We understand that sometimes stairs can be quite difficult to navigate so we are pleased that we could offer you an option that utilized the internal lifts instead. Glad that you found an activity to do inside too so that you didn't get too wet from the rain! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Team SOH
Written 16 February 2020
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Nathalie F
The Netherlands199 contributions
Must-see
Nov 2019
Ofcourse you have to visit the insides of the amazing Opera House if you can. Lovely to hear initially people were so much against it being built, now its just iconic!
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear Nathalie F Thank you so much for your review, the Sydney Opera House guided tour is fabulous for learning all about it's interesting history. And thank goodness it was built against all odds! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Team SOH
Written 15 February 2020
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Judith R
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
A lovely walk on a nice sunny day!
Jan 2020
I love to catch a bus in to the city and walk down to Circular Quay. First thing I do is check out the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). They often have interesting Exhibitions and there is a wonderful shop for souvenirs. Then I stroll along the wharves to the Opera House. If you haven’t been there it really is worth taking a tour of this iconic building. Following on from here I walk through the Botanical Gardens. There is a great restaurant if you’re feeling hungry. Then I continue up to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are always interesting exhibitions on but if you don’t feel like paying for the special exhibitions quite a large section of the gallery is free of charge. I especially like the lowest level where the Aboriginal exhibits are displayed.
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear Judith R Thank you so much for your fabulous review, it sounds like a wonderful itinerary for a day out. Circular Quay has so many special and interesting places to visit, it really has something for everyone! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Team SOH
Written 15 February 2020
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Veronica C
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
All within walking distance
Mar 2019 • Solo
Very easy to reach via ferry or train to circular quay.
Also nice to walk around the area as there is the modern art museum and the opera bar (great to watch the sun set over a wine)
Written 12 February 2020
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Dear Veronica C, The Sydney Opera House very easy to reach as you say. Stops on the ferry, train, bus, and light rail are within a 10-minute walking distance away. The Sydney Opera House can also be reached by taxi and car. The walk up to the Sydney Opera House is one of the most beautiful in Sydney because there are so many interesting things along the way. There are spectacular harbour views, there are museums, and there are lots of bars and cafes. Thanks for your review! Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 12 February 2020
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Ayushtyagi
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Must see....
Feb 2020 • Friends
Absolutely gorgeous building. The architecture is amazing. There is more to the structure than meets the eye. We arranged for a guided tour of the Opera House. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the materials used, the siting of the building, practice rooms and so much more. We got a very informed view that enhanced our understanding. Enjoy it.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dear Ayushtyagi, We are so happy that you enjoyed touring this gorgeous building and learning about all of our interesting history and architecture. You're absolutely right, there is more to the Sydney Opera House than meets the eye. That's why going on a tour is so great because our guides pull back the curtain on so many interesting stories and areas inside. Can't wait to see you again. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 12 February 2020
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Simon H
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Learn something new
Jan 2020 • Solo
I did the Opera House guided tour and it revealed how and why it was built, showcased other designs and provided insight as to why that location and it's purpose.
Truly a must see, even if you are a Sydney-sider like me.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dear Simon H, Sometimes it's great fun to be a tourist in your own city and find out more about the stories that made Sydney what it is today. So we are delighted that you came and did a tour of the Sydney Opera House. We hope it won't be long before we see you again, perhaps next time for a show. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written 11 February 2020
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I have just been on the tour. I believe the advertising bordered on misleading. We did not see anything that was 'n
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Enjoyable evening activity
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The main hall, we were not even allowed to go near. No photos. We only took photos of building from outside.
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Beautiful architecture and views
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Sydney Opera House
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Worldwide icon
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Deeply engaging and insightful experience
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