Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Product code: 2482PRTSOH1
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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


  • Guided Tour
  • Tasting Plate for Two at Harbourside Opera Kitchen (if option selected)
  • Main Meal at Harbourside Opera Bar (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:


Departure Point:

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

Traveler pickup is offered
Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circular Quay port.
Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time. The Sydney Opera House is located within a short 10 min walk from the Circular Quay port.


  • Circular Quay


1 hour(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Traveler pickup is not offered as the port is within a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House

There are approximately 200 stairs on this tour - Low Impact. It is not recommended for those with limited mobility who are unable to manage stairs an access tour is available by contacting the supplier directly

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Guided tours depart from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen dining options available from 11:30am - 6:30pm daily

Minimum of two people required for the set tasting plate menu

Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers

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

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Posted By : Janice F

Very interesting! Seeing all the venues except Performance Hall which was under renovation was so fascinating. The attention to detail with both the structure design and interior design is mind blowing! Our guide, Jessie, was charming and so informative. The history about the architect Otzen and the political turmoil that short changed him was heartbreaking. This is a must do I’m Sydney. Just taking pics of the exterior is just not enough.

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Posted On : 2020-03-02

Posted By : Clemens W

Chris was a wonderful guide and showed us around in this amazing building, giving us heaps of informations, answering a lot of questions and being very passionate about the sydney opera house. Thanks for the tour Chris!

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Posted On : 2019-10-14

Posted By : Irmgard L

An interesting tour with a very knowledgeable guide! I can only recommend it for your next visit to Sydney!

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Posted On : 2019-10-10

Posted By : jeremypgerber

Excellent tour, lasted about 75 minutes.
Must be good at walking up and down steps, as the SOH is full of them, with only 1 lift currently being built for handicap use.

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Posted On : 2018-02-06

Posted By : Ralph O

This was a well organized tour of an amazing structure with a very good guide.

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Posted On : 2017-11-28

Posted By : Angelina P

Great tour and excellent guide!

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Posted On : 2017-06-28

Posted By : lowduffy

Do not be worried if you have mobility issues. They have a handicap tour every noon that takes you to see all of the wonderful theaters utilizing backstage elevators. It also enables you to see many sections of the Opera House unavailable to the regular tours

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Posted On : 2017-02-13

Posted By : Lucinda W

The tour was fantastic. It's just that one should know to get there early as you have to get in the line to get the tickets. Some of the tours sell out so we went at noon to get the tickets and all english tours were sold out for the remainder of the day. Had to take the tour the next day. Wish I would have known in advance, I would have gone the day before to get the tickets.

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Posted On : 2017-12-04

Posted By : ajb1605

This tour is everything you would hope for, a remarkable building. The only minus was the day we did it we weren't allowed in the main auditorium, but that's the luck of the draw. Recommended

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Posted On : 2017-01-29

Posted By : pat

VIATOR DID NOT TELL US TO CALL THE OPERA HOUSE FOR SPECIFIC TIME. The voucher stated go to box office for exchange for ticket. DANNY AT BOX OFFICE WAS EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT!!!!! Thank you so much Danny for fitting us in. He felt so bad every time was filled till noon. We were there at 8am to get on the 9am tour. Do not book this tour unless Viator changes their instructions to call for a timed appointment. Call the opera house directly for tour. Be save not sorry.

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Posted On : 2017-11-27