Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour
Destination: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

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  • 1 hour
  • Sydney
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Take a guided walking tour of Sydney Opera House while your cruise ship is in port to experience one of the world’s most famous performing arts centers. Plus, you’ll see the best views of the Sydney Harbour. Book this Sydney Opera House shore excursion ahead to ensure you don’t miss out on this popular tour.

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Stop At: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

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.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Guided Tour
  • Tasting Plate for Two at Harbourside Opera Kitchen (if option selected)
  • Main Meal at Harbourside Opera Bar (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Opera House

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Guided tours depart from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Opera Bar and Opera Kitchen dining options available from 11:30am - 6:30pm daily
  • Minimum of two people required for the set tasting plate menu
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
Departure Point

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 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.


  • Circular Quay

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Clemens W

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!

Irmgard L

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.

Ralph O

28 Nov, 2017

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

Angelina P

28 Jun, 2017

Great tour and excellent guide!

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