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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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A great place to take pictures and have a walk around. We got into an Opera (65 for the tickets) and it was a really cool experience

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to take pictures and have a walk around. We got into an Opera (65 for the tickets) and it was a really cool experience

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour staff was friendly and the tour guide very knowledgable of the architecture and engineering behind it. We also enjoyed the taster menu which was very good. We would recommend doing the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to SYD several time but never did a tour of the Opera House. It was very informative, well organised and I was able to see and understand things I did not know. It was very informative.

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A must for everybody who loves architecture, and I would recommend a guided tour that gives you many insights. There are also special tours for those who are interested in architecture.

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Please read this review so that you can get the maximum enjoyment for the least amount of wasted time. To get to the Opera House follow Walk down Pitt St or any of the parallel streets to Circular Quay. The Railway and many of the major bus routes stop at Circular Quay also. When you see the harbour, turn towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Did a backstage tour. Early start at 7am but as you get a good breakfast as well it is not a problem. Guide was superb and so was the whole tour. Booked via Viator which was very easy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited and took a tour....our tour guide SueAnn was so informative and passionate about the Opera House that she brought the story of the building to life for us. I would definitely recommend taking the tour as there is so much to see behind the scenes!

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The Opera House is iconic and is spectacular from the outside but the inside is even more so. Also the film of the building of the Opera House was extremely interesting as to the problems they had in getting it built.

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Our trip to Sydney would've been incomplete without seeing an opera. This was our first real opera and I was skeptic if I could sit thru 2 hr 40 mins of Italian rendering. But I thoroughly enjoyed it ! There is surtitle in English and this helps tremendously. I also purchased the program (need to pay additional a$ 20!) and... More 

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We had a private tour of the Sydney Opera house with our friends. Four of us and a terrific guide. The tour took approximately 2 hours and we got to see all the concert halls, practice spaces and learn about the history behind the building. Be sure to find out what halls are open the day you plan to tour.... More 

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