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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaSydney Opera House Welcome Centre located on the lower ground level.
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    Sydney Opera House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Headset
    • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I wasn't really bothered about doing this tour. I thought that I could see enough from outside. How wrong I was! So very interesting. You also get good views which you wouldn't get from elsewhere. The construction of the building viewed from inside is just amazing.
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    Response from sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    Dear Justina C, Thank you so much for this fabulous review. We are so pleased you decided to take part in one of our Sydney Opera House tours, they really are the best way to get the most out of your visit. All of our tour guides have a rich knowledge of the amazing history of this building which makes for an unforgettable tour, not to mention the fabulous views. We hope to welcome you back again soon, Kind Regards, Team SOH
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    Ever since I was a child, I had see the iconic Opera House in movies, and magazines. I had always dreamt of seeing it in person, one day! That day finally came...and I wasn't disappointed. This magnificent building is breathtaking from the outside and even more amazing once you
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    Response from sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
    Responded 3 days ago
    Dear Maria D, Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful moments from your visit to the Sydney Opera House. We are so proud to welcome visitors from all over the world, and it is always amazing hearing about how people grow up wishing to visit us here at this iconic landmark. We are thrilled that you were able to achieve your dream and that it lived up to your expectations! While the exteriors are stunning, being able to experience the interiors and learn more about the fascinating history of this incredible site is a completely unique experience. We hope that on New Year's Eve you will be able to remember your time here with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Team SOH
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    Very informative tour with a little walking. 300 steps or more if you get to see all the buildings. It is nice to have the headsets to listen to the tour guide. And was able to listen to Nick Cave finish his rehearsal at 4:30. Was also asked to not take pictures at certain
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    Response from sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
    Responded 5 days ago
    Dear J6274HXshaneh, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience when you visited us here at the Sydney Opera House! The guided tour truly is a wonderful way to see a different side to this iconic landmark, and every guide makes each tour unique and engaging with their passion and knowledge. Being able to see part of a rehearsal is one of those surprising and wonderful moments that can just make any experience a bit more magical. We are proud to offer tours in multiple languages so that people from all over the world can experience the Sydney Opera House without language barriers. We look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Team SOH
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    It was neat to see inside when others that didn’t purchase the tour couldn’t. The guide had a clear voice and welcomed questions. They recommended wearing good shoes because of the walking.. wasn’t as bad as suggested. I could have worn my flip flops and been on. It was
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    Great experience. So much to learn about the building and its history. Highly recommend this tour. Not recommended for small children.
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    Response from sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
    Responded 5 days ago
    Dear chicshe, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour of the Sydney Opera House. This beautiful building has such a rich and fascinating history and taking a tour truly is the best way to learn more and experience this iconic site in a new and unique way. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Team SOH
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