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“Carol & Malcolm's retirement trip.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #10 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.
Kettering uk
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“Carol & Malcolm's retirement trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

An organised walk through the opera house during the daytime was very interesting and the guide gave us the colourful history of the build that took place with all it's ups and downs.It's one of the must do events during your stay,with plenty of photo opportunities outside. We also made the time to walk around the opera house and harbour in the evening with all the lights it was fantastic.

Visited October 2012
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“The Most Exciting Building in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The excellence of the architecture is matched only by the stunning quality of performances, inside. A unique and very special experience. Try the Guided tours, before a memorable concert or show...

Visited October 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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“loved the kitchen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We didn't go into the opera house as nothing showing at the time was that interesting to us. However, we went to the opera kitchen and watched the fireworks there. It was fantastic, a little disorganized, but a perfect location.

Visited January 2013
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High River, Alberta, Canada
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

All I can say is wow. It is amazing. Make sure to take lots of pictures. If you take the fairy to manly then should get the best views.

Worth all the time in the world to go see.

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Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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“PLEASANT SURPRISE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Just for the experience, we made reservations for the two nights we would be in Sydney. It turned out we actually enjoyed both performances. We saw the ballet simply because that was available, not because we're interested in ballet. It turned out to be a genuine pleasure. It was a collection of all the iconic performances of the year. We sat in the balcony, which we realized was the best place for viewing ballet - the whole pattern was obvious in a way it would not have been on the main floor.

The play, "A School for Wives" was presented in another venue at the opera house. Very comfortable, and a fun play.

An extra gift was the availability of free Wi-Fi -- a special treat for us travelers.

Visited November 2012
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