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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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 walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house.
  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an insider guide
  • Learn about the inspiration behind its world-famous architecture
  • See areas that are normally off-limits to the public
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Sydney Opera House Welcome Centre located on the lower ground level.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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Sydney Opera House
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.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Opera House

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour.

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1,122 Reviews

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star-5
Loved it. A must do.
Tanya_L
, Jun 2021
Loved the tour. I had never been to the Opera House before and this was a great introduction. The guide was informative and very personable. We will be back.
star-5
Great photo opportunities
Lee
, May 2021
Amazing tour! We got to see all the behind the scenes parts of the Opera house, plus a digital show. Highly recommended.
star-5
Tour and a show.
Boni
, May 2021
The tour was just right, not too long and great information. And we got a discount off tickets to a show.
star-5
Oh what a beauty
Julie_M
, Apr 2021
Seeing the Opera House from the inside was a fabulous experience, we feel very proud to be Australian. She is amazing and quite unique
star-4
The story behind the Opera House
Louisarose
, Apr 2021
I loved touring the inside and outside of the Opera House. It was beautiful. A very interesting design with so much fascinating history, controversy, sadness and triumph! I would definitely recommend when visiting Sydney.
star-5
Fantastic guide
Michalina_Z
, Mar 2021
The tour guide was the best! Thank you for teaching our group so much about the Opera House in such an engaging and fun way, we’ll be recommending the tour for sure!
star-5
Opera House Tour - highlight of our Sydney holiday.
Pearse
, Feb 2021
A 1 hour, very informative and entertaining tour behind the scenes of this outstanding structure. Our guide David (a former dancer) was very good and really connected with us. We loved his knowledge and engaged the tour group. A highlight of our Sydney trip! The lunch was good too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Still good
Les_B
, Dec 2020
Great to see a number of performance halls however the main concert hall was closed due to opera house renovations
star-4
fullof interesting facts
Paul_N
, Dec 2020
Going through the building , during daylight hours and you really notice the 'Raw Nature' of the building. Never knew it was like this= the Timber features are devine , so too the seats.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sydney Opera house
Christopher_T
, Dec 2020
Excellent to be able to go behind the scenes Wonderful experience and to cap it all it included breakfast with some of the performers and the scenery staff Would recommend

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