Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 2482SOH1
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Stop At: 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 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.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Local guide
  • Headset
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:



Departure Point:

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


1 hour(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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 - pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly. The Sydney Opera House (English Tour) is available between 9:00am and 5:00pm daily. The tours are subject to a maximum capacity. If you did not book a specific guided tour time upon booking you can contact the supplier directly to arrange your departure time

Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen are open daily from 11:30am - 6:30pm and are an added option only and not included in the standard tour ticket price. Minimum of two people are required to book the Tasting Plate option

The Backstage Tour (if option selected) operates at 7:00am only - enclosed shoes must be worn, this tour is a more in depth behind-the scenes option.

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

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Posted By : Barry E

Spectacular facility ! Nice tour ...only advice go early rather than later . We got there mid afternoon and had to wait several groups to get in .

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Posted On : 2019-11-29

Posted By : Burton C

This tour was outstanding and the guide excellent. Magnificent views and information was provided to greatly appreciate this magnificent structure. Only negative is difficulty because of steps for handicapped individuals - little accommodation was offered for those using canes or handicapped equipment which could provide difficulty for those with adversities. Otherwise, well worth the cost.

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Posted On : 2019-11-28

Posted By : Akia H

My husband and I went on this tour and were not disappointed! Not only did we learn the history of the amazing Opera House, we saw the inner bones of the structure (which are absolutely beautiful). If you are remotely interested in theater, history, architecture, or simply learning more about the Opera House, this is the tour for you!

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Posted On : 2019-11-26

Posted By : BarbaraMae

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made "backstage" quite interesting. We enjoyed this excursion.

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Posted On : 2019-11-11

Posted By : ljrobison7

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a "must do" when you visit.

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Posted On : 2019-11-08

Posted By : Rajesh Kumar C

It was really walk of a lifetime, the hallowed grounds of the Sydney Opera House. The tour itself was informative, enjoyable and lots of fun.

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Posted On : 2019-11-04

Posted By : Jimmie P

This tour is a MUST when you visit Sydney. It was easy to connect with the tour at the opera house. We had a very informed guide and enjoyed every minute of this detailed tour. At the beginning of the tour, our photo was taken. At the end of the tour, we were presented with a beautiful book of the Opera House that incorporated our photos that we could purchase for a moderate price. What an experience of a lifetime for a moderate charge!! We would strongly recommend this tour.

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Posted On : 2019-10-28

Posted By : Vijayan H

The guided tour was quite nice but it would have been still more exciting if some more time is provided for watching live rehearsals.

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Posted On : 2019-11-18

Posted By : Karen S

I am 75 years old. And while I can handle walking 200 steps to see the three venues: Opera House, Concert Hall, and the Play house, the fact that I could not take any photos in any of them is ridiculous. I do not care what rights the perfomers might have that say no photos while they are rehearsing...if they are not in a live full rehearsal, I should be able to take pictures. I bought a ticket which gave me a meal. I got no guidance on where to go to order that meal. I liked my choices but it was so crowded I had to sit with people who did not want me at their table and who did not speak my language. I would not recommend this tour to anyone at the price offered!!!!!!

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Posted On : 2019-11-25

Posted By : Gertrude f

My family and I loved the venue but the tour guide repeated herself often, At some points we stopped at a location, she said a few new word and then started telling us again, things she already mentioned. Then she would say, hurry up we need to get into another room before a performer gets there. She said that at each room. Not sure what we would have seen, if a performer was in all the rooms? According to her we were lucky that day to see the rooms?

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Posted On : 2019-11-04