A sneek peek behind the most famous Opera House in the world

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, is one of Australia’s best loved cultural gems. Famous for its music, theatre and opera (of course), it’s a magnet for cultured Aussies and visitors alike. Watch raunchy cabaret, cutting edge dance, classical ballet or listen to anything from Beethoven to Mary J Blige.

Bennelong Restaurant Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Restaurant Sydney Opera House


Splendour can arrange behind the scenes access to all areas of the Opera House, allowing you to meet performers (when possible) and hear about its captivating history.

After your tour, have your tastebuds tantalised as you dine at one of the Opera House’s ultra-exclusive spaces – Bennelong Restaurant. We can also arrange seats for you at one of The House’s many daily performances, there really is something for every taste including comedy, Cuban dance troupes, proms for children and Christmas drag extravaganzas.

Sunset cocktails overlooking Sydney Harbour


If you’d like to extend your itinerary to soak up more of Sydney Harbour’s VIP or cultural experiences, we have plenty of suggestions. Perhaps you’d like to explore more of The Harbour on a luxury yacht, be escorted through the Museum of Contemporary Art on a private tour or enjoy sunset cocktails on The Harbour’s only floating beach club bar (bikinis and sunglasses are welcome, especially at sunset).

Because our tours are fully bespoke, we can tailor the day to match your wishes and create the perfect memories for you.

sydney 2 day tour opera house

Fabulous Facts

  • In 2010 over 5,000 people stripped naked on the Opera House forecourt in the name of art as part of an installation by US photographer Spencer Tunick (now what would Pavarotti and Verde say to that?!)
  • There are over 300 steps in a tour of The Opera House, so bring some flat shoes!
  • The ‘sails’ are covered by over 1,000,000 roof tiles, imported from Sweden
  • Many of the windows feature a unique, tailor made topaz coloured glass from France

Suggested Itinerary

This tour can be tailored to your every desire.
Morning pick up by luxury  SUV and specialised Splendour Tour Guide
Private tailored VIP tour of the Sydney Opera House
Sunset cocktails overlooking the harbour before being escorted back to your Sydney metro accommodation
Lunch at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney’s 5 star dining experience

What our clients say

“Not at all what I expected – it was so interesting! So much history on the design and architecture. It’s absolutely incredible the amount of thought that went into the use of space to ensure the most amazing sound reverberates evenly through each sail. An early start but so worth it!”

Karen, London


Splendour tailored tours are your luxury tour guide to Sydney. We offer personalised Sydney tours curated by locals for those who like to do things with style. Let us design your private guided tour of Sydney and other amazing Australian locations so you can sit back and enjoy the experience

Photo credit: Sydney Opera House images courtesy of Bennelong Restaurant.