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“Informative and entertaining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #11 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Operas, Theaters, Architectural Buildings, Ballets
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be taken back in time to when the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s ambitious vision for a world class performing arts came into existence. You can’t experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour!Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and German tours are also available.
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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“Informative and entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

An excellent one hour tour around Sydney opera house which gives an insight into the history, architecture and lay out of the Sydney opera house. An informative and entertaining tour which is well worth the time and money.

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  • Japanese first
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Icon that sounds as good as it looks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I love the SOH, I have been to all of the Halls and Theatres over the last 7 years and it is a magnificent venue in ALL respects. I hope to keep going back for man many years to come!

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A Can't Miss Architectural Feat - Tour is Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Took a tour of the Opera House, and at $28/per person, nothing out of the ordinary, but worthwhile in the sense that you have access to see all of the theaters and balconies that you wouldn't otherwise. Even if you were to see a performance, you wouldn't necessarily get to walk around everywhere. The Opera House history is pretty amazing/interesting and the views below and above are irreplicable. Depending on the number of photos you are planning on taking, shouldn't take more than a couple hours to see the tour and explore on your own. Free Wi-Fi is great for people who have no international phone access!

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“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I have been on a tour of the Opera House before, but it was a different experience to see a performance there, and well worth it. The setting was lovely, and of course the view beforehand and during intermission are pretty special. There is space out the back for drinks before the performance and during intermission, so would recommend you take your time out the front before the performance and head to the back for a view of the harbour, bridge etc during intermission. Also recommend a drink at the Opera Bar below to finish of the night!

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Sydney, Australia
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“Iconic building.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

It's hard to do this incredible building justice in words. One of the great architectural achievements of the 20th century, Jorn Utzon's building is like a lotus flower floating on the harbour. Simply stunning.

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