Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    English Tour depart every hour from 9am to 5pm
  • Departure Details :
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with our knowledgeable guides, and learn about how Jrn Utzons vision came into existence against impossible odds.

Watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, learning about the history and future of this world-famous hall in an immersive digital experience.

Please note that as we are a busy performing arts centre, venues and theatres are subject to availability at the time of your tour.

Option: Tour & Dine at Opera Bar OR House Canteen:
Make the most of a day out at the Opera House by going on our 1-hour tour followed by a lunch or an early dinner at your choice of Opera Bar or House Canteen, both located on the lower concourse.

Option: Language Tour.
Choose French, German, or Spanish Tour, to experience the tour with one of our language-speaking guides.


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Led by a local guide

Choice of several departures throughout the day

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Your tour of the Sydney opera house takes you behind the scenes of one of the worlds 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 houses 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 houses Danish architect, including his inspiration and building challenges.


Local guide

Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

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 available on request pre-booking is required please contact the supplier directly.

Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve before 1pm

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Tour & Dine at Opera Bar or House Canteen: Pre-select your dining option at time of booking. Can be redeemed anytime after your tour from 11.30am-6.00pm on the day of your tour booking. Includes main meal and a beverage from a selection.

One Hour Tour including Tour & Dine please check in at the Welcome Centre on the lower concourse level ten minutes prior to your tour time

Infants under 5 are permitted on the 1 hour tour free of charge, however still require a ticket to be booked

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance and on a tour. Please bring your own mask;.

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  • 03-Nov-2022

    Our guide, Douglas, was personal, professional, and very informative. His history of the Opera House was like we were on Google.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    Expertise and knowledge of our guide was very good. We gained insights we were not previously aware of. Tour was very good value and ran to schedule .

  • 02-Nov-2022

    It was nice to hear about history and architecture of Opera House. We took a tour before a live show, which gave a wholesome experience of the venue.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    It was good to see the inside of the Opera House and hear about the history. Our tour guide was very good. We got to see inside 2 of the theatres, one of which was having a set put up for a show that night. It would be great if it also included some behind the scenes experience, but overall it was enjoyable and good value for money

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Fascinating history of the construction and architecture of the Opera House. Lovely to get behind the scenes and take some photos inside. Pity the guides audio didn't work to well.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Part of my Explorer Pass in Sydney ($200 for the experience of 7 things in Sydney). Loved the tour and learnt quite a bit, would highly recommend. I was inspired to read more about the Sydney Opera House after this tour! FYI to book in advance (I booked 5 days in advance) as I saw some people being turned away as the tours were full. In fact, they were told that the next day’s tours were also full (and it was a Monday!)

  • 28-Oct-2022

    A wonderful tour of this iconic building by a very knowledgeable guide. I think it is a must as you get to know the history of this building as well as get to the magnificent theatre halls.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Peter was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable of the facts and had wonderful anecdotes. It was amazing to go and sit for a bit in the 2 large auditoriums. Loved the architecture

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Well structured tour of the house itself and its historical past. Also plenty of time for pictures. Our guide spoke clearly and made sure everyone was up to speed.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    The tour was amazing the tour guide was funny and friendly,gave us a history behind the building, the building was very impressive we visited while we are on honeymoon

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