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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Sydney, Australia

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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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Departure Point

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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 operate Thursday to Sunday. Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm
  • 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
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour.
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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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
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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.
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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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Opera House Tour
R_D
, Apr 2020
Excellent tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the facility. We saw most of the theaters and learned the history of each one since some today are not used as they were initially. We recommend this tour.
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Great time and $$ well-spent!
Kathleen_W
, Apr 2020
I enrolled in the 1st tour of the morning. At promptly 9:00 we were greeted and told where to store backpacks and large pocketbooks. Our young guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. There were steep steps to climb and dark space to walk through single file, so be warned if you have any problems walking. I have dreamed for years of traveling to Sydney and taking this backstage tour was awesome!
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Sydney Opera House
James_G
, Apr 2020
TheOpera House is beautiful! However, the tour was long, long winded, and not too informative. The tour info said it was 200 steps. However, it was waaay over 8,000 steps. Plus, there was no signage providing information regarding the location of places to view. Overall, we enjoyed seeing the building and will remember it as one of the highlights of our trip.
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Amazing
Graeme_I
, Apr 2020
On the day of the tour the weather was bad, so we couldn’t get to see the outside structures. But it didn’t spoil the amazing inside tour & tour guide.
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The tour to take in Sydney
Charlene_T
, Mar 2020
If you do no other tour in Sydney, do this one. Absolutely wonderful. Our guide was great. You can always see the opera house from the outside but this takes you inside and makes you realize what a great architectural feat the Opera House is.
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Great opera house tour
Mercedes_P
, Mar 2020
Very nice and accommodating. The tour guided was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We got a nice memory album
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Beautiful building
MIP
, Mar 2020
Beautiful building; excellent tour. Wish the tour would have taken us backstage and other areas of the concert/opera hall. Still thought it was a wonderful tour. Our guide explained the architectural history of the building, which was very interesting.
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