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  4. Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House Tour

Product ID: 28787
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Discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House with a 1-hour long guided tour that takes you underneath the world-famous sails and along and inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
German, French, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Step beneath the sails and discover what makes the Sydney Opera House so inspiring
  • Explore the building with passionate and knowledgeable guides
  • Step inside iconic theaters and foyers
  • Capture photographs from rare vantage points, off limits to the general public
  • Uncover insider secrets and stories
Full description
More than 60 years ago, a young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. It is a work of art that came in existence against impossible odds and went on to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, putting Sydney on the map forever.

On the Sydney Opera House tour, you will discover the stories, history, and magic of Sydney Opera House as you follow your friendly guide underneath the sails and into the UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece. The opera house is home to 1,000 rooms, 300 corridors, and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired theatres where more than 1800 performances come to life each year, and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s groundbreaking design and vision for a world-class performing arts came into existence. You might catch a rehearsal in action, or the crew working on a set.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers to and from Sydney Opera House

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please check in at the Welcome Center located on the Lower Concourse level of the Sydney Opera House

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Tour contains 200 steps
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• This tour is not suitable for clients with wheelchairs
• Operating hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week
• Tours depart approximately every 30 minutes
• Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 11:00 AM
• For English tours only: shortly after booking, the Sydney opera house will give you a specific starting time for your tour, that falls within the opening hour period you selected. This time will be printed on the top right hand corner of your voucher
• If you have mobility issues, you may wish to take an Access Tour, which are available daily at 12:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1624 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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So worth the money! You get a headset so you can hear your guide as you walk around as they talk into a microphone that your headset is connected to which was great because you don’t miss any information. They give you a quick look round of some of the theatres and walk you through one of the buildings and the lookout from the back! Perfect amount of history vs walking etc

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March 8, 2020

Great value for money. You receive lots of insight into the story, construction and future of the Opera House and access to areas you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. You get a discount on Opera House restaurants and can get a discount on some shows as well if you book!

February 27, 2020

We were concerned from previous posts that there may be confusion as to were the tour starts. We followed the comments from those that had no issues and we had absolutely no problem. The tour guide had 25 years experience and new the history, staff and the daily workings of the complex inside out. There were lots of stairs but our group was small enough to take a tiny lift at one point, avoiding some of the climb. The video history was also very interesting. All in all we were very satisfied.

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February 24, 2020

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Sydney Opera House

Product ID: 28787