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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

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    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.
    Opera Kitchen Tasting Plate: Upgrade your tour to include a tasting plate for two at Opera Kitchen, an indoor-outdoor gourmet cafe on the lower level of the opera house plaza. The tasting plate presented in two tasting boxes includes fresh seafood, mini burgers and succulent salads, and is designed for two people to share. You may purchase cocktails, beer, or perhaps of a glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).
    Opera Bar Dining Option: With the Sydney Opera House as its backdrop and gun-barrel views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is not surprising that Opera Bar has become a favorite Sydney experience. Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour. We've picked our favorites—beer-battered fish & chips, roasted cauliflower salad, and Jack's Creek Angus rump. You may purchase cocktails, beer, or perhaps of a glass of Australian wine to accompany your food (own expense).
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the the architecture of the building (basically a sculpture) is an experience to behold. There are short movies played in intervals about the opera house which is quite informative. The ticket is slightly overpriced (but thats just my...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank mmt1986
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Our tour guide Nick was full of great information as he took us on the tour. It was just great seeing the place and hearing about the construction of this famous Australian icon. It is a must see and do thing when in Sydney if...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Peter R
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Dear Peter R, We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Nick learning about all our history and architecture. We will be sure to pass on your warm remarks to Nick and the rest of the tours team. Kind regards, Team SOH

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The guided tour of the opera house was was well worth the time and effort as the knowledge gained was great and it was excellent to visit one the landmarks of the world Would certainly recommend to allMore

    Thank L2355EUsimond
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear L2355EUsimond, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write us such an awesome review. We are thrilled you had an excellent experience. We hope you were able to take away with you lots of interesting information and you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was a very good tour. I enjoyed learning about how this iconic building came to be. You don’t realize how much actually goes on in one building. Definitely don’t miss this tour.More

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    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear clpkd1, Thank you for this fabulous review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time here on one of our Opera House tours. With such a rich history and interesting backstory it is hard to fit everything in to just 1hr, but our tour...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The tour guide truly loves this space and makes you love it too. You are able to enter each of the venues and you hear the history of the Opera House, what it means to the city of Sydney, and the difficulties in bringing its...More

    1  Thank KatandSuzanne
    sydneyoperahouse, Team SOH at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear KatandSuzanne, Thank you so much for this fabulous review. Our Opera House tours really are a must do whilst here in Sydney, we will be sure to pass your compliments on to our tour guides. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind...More

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    22 July 2019|
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    Response from sabrinak136 | Reviewed this property |
    I don’t believe there is a difference. I pre-booked this tour simply for convenience. I was able to simply pickup my tickets at the desk instead of waiting in a line to purchase. Also, this process will ensure the time... More
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    10 May 2019|
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    Hi, you should go to the welcome center and you will find the 1st pilone which is the meeting point 1 for English tours. Have a fantastic tour!
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    27 April 2019|
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    Response from AirMatt | Reviewed this property |
    Absolutely, What you get before the tour you get a ticket from the desk to go to the Opera Bar anytime after the tour. There no specific time you need to use the ticket after the tour. I think as long as if it on the same... More
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