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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour provided by Sydney Opera House

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
4.5
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circular Quay port. Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time. The Sydney Opera House is located within a short 10 min walk from the Circular Quay port.
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Circular Quay
Additional information
  • Traveler pickup is not offered as the port is within a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House
  • There are approximately 200 stairs on this tour - Low Impact. It is not recommended for those with limited mobility who are unable to manage stairs an access tour is available by contacting the supplier directly
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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
  • Tour & Dine Option: Booking Time refers to tour time, please check in at the Welcome Centre 10 minutes prior to your tour. You will receive a ticket to redeem your main meal and beverage at Opera Kitchen after your tour.
  • Tour & Dine Option: Main meal + beverage can be redeemed anytime between 11am - close at Opera Kitchen on the day of your tour.
  • Beyond the Stage tour - minimum 10 years old
  • Tour & Dine Option: Children ages 5-15 years will have a childrens menu to select from
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House
Exclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circular Quay port. Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time. The Sydney Opera House is located within a short 10 min walk from the Circular Quay port.
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Please meet your tour guide at the Welcome Centre Located on the Lower Ground Level of the Sydney Opera House - Please arrive approx 10 min prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Circular Quay
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Traveler pickup is not offered as the port is within a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House
  • There are approximately 200 stairs on this tour - Low Impact. It is not recommended for those with limited mobility who are unable to manage stairs an access tour is available by contacting the supplier directly
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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
  • Tour & Dine Option: Booking Time refers to tour time, please check in at the Welcome Centre 10 minutes prior to your tour. You will receive a ticket to redeem your main meal and beverage at Opera Kitchen after your tour.
  • Tour & Dine Option: Main meal + beverage can be redeemed anytime between 11am - close at Opera Kitchen on the day of your tour.
  • Beyond the Stage tour - minimum 10 years old
  • Tour & Dine Option: Children ages 5-15 years will have a childrens menu to select from
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 6, 2021
A note from Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
Face masks are mandatory for patrons aged 12 years and over. All tour guests will be required to provide their contact details on arrival. Everyone aged 16 years and over who enters the building must be fully vaccinated, special consideration will be given with a medical exemption.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sydney Opera House
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
44 reviews
Excellent
37
Very good
5
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Terrible
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Ayushtyagi
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Absolutely gorgeous building. The architecture is amazing. There is more to the structure than meets the eye. We arranged for a guided tour of the Opera House. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the materials used, the siting of the building, practice rooms and so much more. We got a very informed view that enhanced our understanding. Enjoy it.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ayushtyagi, We are so happy that you enjoyed touring this gorgeous building and learning about all of our interesting history and architecture. You're absolutely right, there is more to the Sydney Opera House than meets the eye. That's why going on a tour is so great because our guides pull back the curtain on so many interesting stories and areas inside. Can't wait to see you again. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written February 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Storyteller829078
Prairie Village, KS18 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
This is not a review of the complete architecture of the Sydney Opera House. However, is is an appreciation of the exterior beauty of this gem of Sydney. The placement of the building on the harbor is just brilliant. The peaking arches of the roof line resemble a ships sails jutting out to sea. The lighting, the walkways, and the General design of the entrance mall draw the viewer in to experience the entire building. There is a really nice establishment also on the grounds, though I was unable to take advantage of it, I am told by local residents it is excellent. Superior food and beverages. With a harbor view of the busy ferries on one side and the Lovely Opera House on the other, along with an entrance to the botanical gardens a very short walk away.
Written April 8, 2020
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Dear Storyteller829078, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review of your recent visit. We're thrilled to be described as the 'gem of Sydney'. It's so lovely to hear such a poetic and in-depth story of your time with us. We hope that you will stop by again soon. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written April 15, 2020
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Judith R
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
Jan 2020
I love to catch a bus in to the city and walk down to Circular Quay. First thing I do is check out the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). They often have interesting Exhibitions and there is a wonderful shop for souvenirs. Then I stroll along the wharves to the Opera House. If you haven’t been there it really is worth taking a tour of this iconic building. Following on from here I walk through the Botanical Gardens. There is a great restaurant if you’re feeling hungry. Then I continue up to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are always interesting exhibitions on but if you don’t feel like paying for the special exhibitions quite a large section of the gallery is free of charge. I especially like the lowest level where the Aboriginal exhibits are displayed.
Written February 13, 2020
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Dear Judith R Thank you so much for your fabulous review, it sounds like a wonderful itinerary for a day out. Circular Quay has so many special and interesting places to visit, it really has something for everyone! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Team SOH
Written February 15, 2020
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Tim P
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Took guided tour for $42....waste of time and money. We were shown one concert hall, private dining venues, public areas,and the basement. No pics allowed.

I'm a world traveler, worst tour I've ever taken. I'd like a refund!!!
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Gaflier, Thank you for taking the time to provide us some feedback about your recent Sydney Opera House tour. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. As the Sydney Opera House is one of the busiest performance spaces in the world, sometimes some of our theatres are inaccessible during the tour. However, the tour still goes through many notable spaces and provides an in-depth exploration of our history and architecture. Due to privacy and copyright regulation, photos are not permitted in certain areas of the Sydney Opera House. We will be passing on your feedback to the relevant teams for review. If you would like to discuss this matter further, then please do not hesitate to head to the 'contact us' section of our website so that one of our team can follow up with you in person. Kind regards, Team SOH
Written February 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Silverstreak46
Vienna, VA395 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife was unable to handle all the steps on the normal walking tours of the Sydney Opera House. Fortunately, they offer one tour a day at noon that is accessible without the stairs. It was raining as hard as I've ever seen it rain on the day of our tours but it was definitely worthwhile. We got to see essentially all of the spots on the normal tour without the steps and learning lots of the idiosyncrasies of the Opera House and its development
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Silverstreak46, We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the Access Tour of the Sydney Opera House. We understand that sometimes stairs can be quite difficult to navigate so we are pleased that we could offer you an option that utilized the internal lifts instead. Glad that you found an activity to do inside too so that you didn't get too wet from the rain! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Team SOH
Written February 16, 2020
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Qaseh
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Dec 2019
For the first time witnessing the Opera House was like AWE!.. Never dreamt but it happened and saw it with own eyes. Weather was good and kind to us. It's cool breezy windy and found few spots to take a good picture of it and us. Is like a dream come true!.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear Hazlinda H, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback! We are so thrilled that your visit felt like a dream come true and that you had a great time. We hope you'll be back soon and hope you have a wonderful new year! Kind regards, Team SOH
Written January 3, 2020
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_zando55dwa
Port Orchard, WA42 contributions
Nov 2019
What a beautiful structure and fascinating tour. It was extremely interesting to hear the whole story of this. From the design contest, to the building of it, and the end result. This place is one of the most incredible man-made places in the world. If you go to Sydney, don't miss this!
Written February 11, 2020
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Dear _zando55dwa, We are delighted that you found our history extremely interesting! The stories about how this incredible place came to be certainly are filled with controversy, intrigue, and interesting facts. Thank you for visiting! Kind regards, Team SOH
Written February 11, 2020
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Fred P
Victoria, Australia177 contributions
A marvelous day spent in the harbour, capped of with a walk around this iconic landmark of Sydney. Definately a must do
Written November 1, 2019
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Dear FredP1293, Thank you for this great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us. We could not agree more, the Sydney Opera House is a must see for anyone visiting Sydney. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Team SOH
Written November 3, 2019
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Sydney, Australia4 contributions
would go back again maybe it was too much idk but loved my time here. my fiances dad seem to enjoy it so much so i guess that was a win lol
Written November 28, 2021
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rohit_v_k
Dombivli, India275 contributions
May 2019
One of the beautiful place to visit once in a life time with your friends or family, awesome architecture, must see attraction..
Written April 16, 2020
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Dear rohit_v_k, Thank you for your kind words. We hope you're able to join us again some day! Kind regards, Team SOH
Written April 20, 2020
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A good evening's entertainment
At the very last minute, we decided to attend Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House.
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A must visit
This was the second time I visited the Opera House and continued to be amazed by the architecture whether looking a
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Checking out the area
A great walk - lots to see - take water and food sit and enjoy - it’s free. Nice eateries in the area - plants have
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Served It’s Purpose
We wanted to go on the one hour tour to have a look inside the Opera House and this we did. The tour itself was of
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beautiful
I made it to australia and went to this place. Quandle (from Dingle, Ireland) recommended it to me when we landed a
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Icon
Very nice and iconic place to visit. A lot of tourist though but on a nice day the crowds are worth it.
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Majestic view
Just a visit to the Sydney Opera House. It is a must-see place for me. Unfortunately it was raining the day I went
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noisy, large groups of young people having a party
To visit the OH for a performance is a nightmare. One has to navigate through hundreds of party going young people
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Visiting Without A Tour
The Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the 2 must-sees on any tourist itinerary. You can book guided tou
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Great Tour
You must visit the opera house when in Sydney iconic building. The tour was great lots of people around due to the
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Symbol of Sydney
The Sydney Opera House is instantly recognisable as a symbol of Sydney, Australia's largest city and commercial hub
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Iconic and interesting
Get drinks, get food or just walk around the Opera House. See the ballet, a concert or theatre. Great location ri
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Iconic
Top of my list for most fantastic building in Australia History is displayed below. Often has laser depictions on
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Excellent experience
Our tour guide was amazingly informative and did a spectacular job. I cannot remember the tour guide's name ☹️, b
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An elegant lady
Always quite magical to walk around this magnificent building, especially on a beautiful day. So many photo opportu
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