Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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From $29.54

78 reviews   (4.73)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

Option: Language Tour
Enjoy your tour with one of our language-speaking guides in French, German, or Spanish

Optional Add On: If you select the below option
Tour & Dine at your choice of either 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 early dinner at your choice of either Opera Bar or House Canteen. Enjoy a main meal from a selection and beverage (wine, beer, soft).

What's Included

Guided Tour

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Port pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Backstage Tour Option: includes light breakfast with your guide at harbourside dining venue House Canteen
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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 your pre-selected dining venue: either Opera Bar or House Canteen
  • Tour & Dine Option: Main meal + beverage can be redeemed anytime between 11.30am - 6pm at Opera Bar or House Canteen on the day of your tour.
  • Traveler pickup is not offered as the port is within a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House
  • Backstage Tour Option: includes 300 stairs, moderate level of fitness required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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;
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
  • Tour & Dine Option: Children ages 5-15 years will have a childrens menu to select from
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day before 1:00pm

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sydney Opera House
Your tour of the Sydney Opera House takes you into some 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Showing my family the interior of the updated concert hall, and hearing the guide tell the history of the Opera House.
Mary_M, 18-12-2022
Having my family hear the history of the Opera House and seeing the updated concert hall.

This was my family's first visit to the Opera House.
Stephen was great! Very...
Wendy_K, 06-12-2022
Stephen was great! Very informative and easy to follow. Glad I took the time to see this. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Sydney.
Inside the Sydney Opera House
Ronald_P, 17-11-2022
We were delighted with the headsets: you had to pay attention when you were told about the volume, but they paid off by actually hearing the guide without crowding around them.
Absolutely Stunning
Shirley K, 10-11-2022
Seeing the inside of the two main theatres was the highlight for me. I would love to be able attend a performance one day. Each time I’d been to Sydney previously the Opera House had been closed for one reason or another. After living in Australia for over 20 years attending this tour was very special for me. It was wonderful to share this adventure with family visiting from overseas.
I was surprised with the number of steps.
Sydney opera house
Shaun_H, 29-10-2022
A great tour not to be missed.The tour guide was a bonus knowledge very good.
The only negative there are a lot of steps around the Opera house inside and out.
Great views of the harbour and surrounding area.
We took the 11.30 tour on a saturday morning not to crowded.

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