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Opera of Vienna Guided Tour
Ranked #14 of 115 Tours in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

We managed to race in for the last tour of the day, and it was definitely worth the hurry. Finding the entrance to the tour is really difficult, so make sure you go to the left side of the building, right around the corner from the main entrance. Once there, you can choose a variety of different languages to have the tour in, which is really helpful. We chose ours in English, and our Russian tour guide was very knowledgeable about the whole place. Apparently 80% of it was destroyed in WWII, but what is left has been well-preserved, and the restorations have still made for an impressive theater. They allowed us to go onto the stage and see where all the props were stored, which was great, and one of the stage hands even took my camera out to the center to take a picture of the seats for me. Wish I could afford the prices of the tickets, because I'd love to go see an opera there. The tour is definitely worth it, and I actually loved the gift shop - which definitely sounds like a tourist, but it was way better than most cheesy gift shops.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth every cent of the € 6.00”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

They make a huge mistake and focus the tour on the artworks, painted walls, atc. This doesn't justify a single cent since there are much better artworks in Vienna. The 5 minutes that justify the fee are at the back stage. The size the construction and operation are very impressive and looks much like an aircraft crier. You must see it in order to understand.

Visited May 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“An outstanding tour of a great building!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Throughout our interrail trip across central Europe, we visited Milan and its Opera, in particular. Compering the two tours, i would say that the Vienna Opera House tour was the best one, and it was certainly suitable not only for opera fans, but to ordinary people who seek to learn something new from their visit, as well. Try not to miss a chance to visit the backstage area. It is the most surprising and marvelous part of the tour and the entire building as well.

Visited July 2011
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