Sydney, Harbour Highlights & Opera House
5 HoursModerateSightseeing | Concierge Collection
Undisputedly Sydney’s most recognized landmark, The Sydney Opera House is an absolute must-see location for any Sydney visitor. Sitting in prime position in the beautiful Sydney Harbour at Bennelong Point and designed by architect Jorn Utzon, the Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. Today you will have the opportunity to explore a little deeper into this remarkable structure with a guided tour inside this imposing building. Learn about its history, design, distinctive sail-like roof, along with its current role as Sydney's multi venue performing arts center. As you wander through you'll explore the theatres and foyers where more than 1,600 concerts, opera, dramas and ballets take place each year. Back aboard your vehicle take a panoramic drive through the city center, viewing the Sydney tower and the magnificent Queen Victoria Building. Travel past the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, bustling Circular Quay, Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral and Royal Botanic Gardens. Take in Sydney's oldest district, 'The Rocks' which was once home to soldiers barracks, sailors, convicts and a host of colorful characters but has seen a transformation into a historically sensitive, vibrant and lively entertainment district boasting laneways filled with restaurants, cafes, pubs ,and hotels. Pause for a photo at Mrs. Macquaries Chair, an exposed sandstone rock carved by convict labor into the shape of a bench for Governor Macquarie’s wife Elizabeth.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and, photo identification.