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Sydney Opera House and Harbour Experience

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Why we included this experience:

  • Special tour of one of the most iconic sights of Sydney
  • Visit the most distinctive building in Australia - Sydney Opera House
  • Coach tour around the harbour area, naturally an essential destination of Sydney

Experience description

Designed in an expressionist style by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Opera House finally opened in 1973, 15 years after construction began. A troubled and controversial project, eventually resulting in Utzon’s resignation, the building received international acclaim, winning numerous architectural awards and in 2007 was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has now become one of the busiest centres for performing arts in the world, with over 1000 performances annually, attended by more than a million people. This exceptional tour will give you a valuable insight into the construction process, the inspirations behind it, and the difficulties that had to be overcome. Plus of course it’s incredibly photogenic - you’ll find it easy to get a great shot here.

Before reaching the Opera House however, you’ll enjoy a professionally-guided coach tour of the harbour area. Sights of interest include Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a lookout point carved from sandstone rock that gives unbeatable views of the harbour bridge; the famous Bondi Beach and its surfers; the monorail and the aquarium, and various suburbs in the eastern area. A vital introduction to Australia’s best-known city, and one you’ll always remember.


Experience details

People

1

Season

All year

Landscape

Land & Nature

Active Level

Relaxing


Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the legendary Sydney Opera House
  • Learn the secrets behind the construction and marvel at an architectural wonder
  • Fun and educational tour of the most scenic locations in Sydney Harbour area

What's Included:

  • Guided coach tour
  • Guided tour of Sydney Opera House

Good to know:

  • Guided tours operate around obligations of opera house and are therefore subject to change without notice. We will aim to provide clients with as much notice as possible and if tour needs to be rescheduled, a selection of alternative dates
  • Tour concludes at opera house
  • Approx tour duration 6 hours

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