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I made a last-minute trip to Australia to surprise my mom on her 60th birthday where she was visiting my sister. And I planned this trip literally 3 days before I left.
A Quick Trip Down Under Index:
Part 5 – Sydney Opera House Tour
Part 6 – United Airlines Global First Review
If you’re in Sydney, don’t miss a tour of the spectacular Sydney Opera House.
Tours run every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and are available in several different languages. Tickets are 37 Australian dollars (~$27) for adults. You can buy them online (lock in the exact time and date) or at the kiosk (if you’re the spontaneous type!).
The tour took about an hour and included most public areas of the immense building.
It’s an incredible space! And it’s not just for opera, ballet, and classical music. They have rock concerts here, too.
There’s a behind-the-scenes tour available, too, but it runs at 7:00 am only and costs 165 Australian dollars (~$120). So we skipped it.
The Sydney Opera House opened in 1973. Its exterior “shells” are covered in ceramic tiles, which are stunning on their own.
The building took ~14 years to complete! And we were blown away by just how majestic it is. Viewing it from far away doesn’t do it justice.
Don’t miss a tour of the Opera House while you’re in Sydney! It’s well worth a visit!
My visit to Sydney was far too short. See my next post for a review of my First Class flight back to the US!