Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    Tours depart every half hour between 9am and 5pm, daily (exceptions: Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours start at 11am)
  • Departure Details :
    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Passenger pick up is not required as the Sydney Opera House is located within a short stroll from Circu.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a guided walking tour of Sydney Opera House while your cruise ship is in port to experience one of the worlds most famous performing arts centers. Plus, youll see the best views of the Sydney Harbour. Book this Sydney opera house shore excursion ahead to ensure you dont miss out on this popular tour.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

Know More about this tour

While your cruise ship is in port in Sydney, join one of the most popular tours in the city on a guided walking tour of the Sydney opera house.

The Sydney Opera House was destined for greatness ever since it opened in 1973, and today it is one of Australia's most recognizable icons. Your guide will bring to life the amazing stories behind this miracle of architecture and engineering on your one-hour tour.

Visit one of the opera houses major concert halls, where more than 1,500 performances are staged each year, and immerse yourself in the dramatic world of Australia's premier performing arts center. Plus, at only one hour, the tour leaves you with plenty of time free to further explore Sydney on your own before your ship leaves.

Upgrade your tour and enjoy a gourmet tasting plate for two (if option selected) at thePortside Sydney or Dine at Opera bar.

Portside Sydney
The delicious three-tier tasting plate sample menu includes: sushi, prawns and plank roasted salmon, mini wagyu and chicken burgers, dumplings, spring rolls and crunchy fries. Relax on the lower concourse of Sydney opera house while taking in the spectacular views and taste sumptuous treats from the award-winning chefs.

Opera bar
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 favourite Sydney experience. Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera bar after your tour. We've picked our favourites - beer battered fish & chips, roasted cauliflower salad and Jack's Creek Angus rump. No reservations are needed and you can enjoy your meal after your tour anytime between 11.30am and 6pm.

Sydney opera house is located within a 10-minute walk of the cruise port at Circular quay so you determine the time you return to your ship. Please allow ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.


Local guide

Tasting plate at Portside Sydney (if option selected)

A meal at Opera Bar (if option selected)

GST (Goods and Services Tax)


Port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

There are more than 200 stairs on this tour; it is not recommended for those with limited mobility who are unable to manage stairs

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Portside Sydney open from 12noon daily

Minimum of two adults required for tasting plate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    Chris was a wonderful guide and showed us around in this amazing building, giving us heaps of informations, answering a lot of questions and being very passionate about the sydney opera house. Thanks for the tour Chris!

  • 10-Oct-2019

    An interesting tour with a very knowledgeable guide! I can only recommend it for your next visit to Sydney!

  • 06-Feb-2018

    Excellent tour, lasted about 75 minutes.
    Must be good at walking up and down steps, as the SOH is full of them, with only 1 lift currently being built for handicap use.

  • 04-Dec-2017

    The tour was fantastic. It's just that one should know to get there early as you have to get in the line to get the tickets. Some of the tours sell out so we went at noon to get the tickets and all english tours were sold out for the remainder of the day. Had to take the tour the next day. Wish I would have known in advance, I would have gone the day before to get the tickets.

  • 28-Nov-2017

    This was a well organized tour of an amazing structure with a very good guide.

  • 27-Nov-2017

    VIATOR DID NOT TELL US TO CALL THE OPERA HOUSE FOR SPECIFIC TIME. The voucher stated go to box office for exchange for ticket. DANNY AT BOX OFFICE WAS EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT, EXCELLANT!!!!! Thank you so much Danny for fitting us in. He felt so bad every time was filled till noon. We were there at 8am to get on the 9am tour. Do not book this tour unless Viator changes their instructions to call for a timed appointment. Call the opera house directly for tour. Be save not sorry.

  • 28-Jun-2017

    Great tour and excellent guide!

  • 13-Feb-2017

    Do not be worried if you have mobility issues. They have a handicap tour every noon that takes you to see all of the wonderful theaters utilizing backstage elevators. It also enables you to see many sections of the Opera House unavailable to the regular tours

  • 29-Jan-2017

    This tour is everything you would hope for, a remarkable building. The only minus was the day we did it we weren't allowed in the main auditorium, but that's the luck of the draw. Recommended

  • 02-Dec-2016

    If you are going to Sydney, don't miss this tour. The Opera House is an impressive building inside and out! Our tour guide was very informative regarding all aspects of the history and current events of the Opera House. It was very interesting to go into several of the theaters and learn the flexibility of each one.

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