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    Big Bus Sydney Hop-On, Hop-Off & Opera House Tour

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Daily

    • Duration

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48 hours
      Sydney Opera House: 1 hour

    • Start time

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: 9am to 4pm (depending on the line)
      Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise (with Explore Ticket): 8:45am to 3:03pm
      Sydney Opera House: 10am to 3pm (Multiple departures)

      Timings are subject to change.

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour. First stop is Circular Quay
      Cruise: Wharf 6, Circular Quay or Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
      Sydney Opera House: Make your way to Welcome Centre on the Lower Concourse

    • Ending Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may end the tour at any of the stops.
      Sydney Opera House: Box Office Foyer

    Key Highlights

    • Discover the iconic Harbour City and Bondi Beach with a single Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Easily visit attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, Chinatown, and more
    • Upgrade to the Explore ticket to enjoy the Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise
    • Get up close to one of the world’s most iconic landmarks – Sydney Opera House!
    • Learn fun facts about Sydney Opera House with an expert guide in tow
    • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted

    Overview

    Discover Sydney on a flexible and convenient hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy the view from Sydney Tower Eye.

    SYDNEY HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS TOUR

    Explore the gorgeous Sydney and the iconic Bondi Beach with these curated and convenient Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours from Big Bus. Discover attractions and locations at your own pace, just as you wish with 24 or 48 hour ticket. With comprehensive bus routes and strategic stops located close to all the major attractions in the city, it is perfect for first-time visitors looking for an engaging introduction to the city.

    Enjoy views of the city’s remarkable skyscrapers, legendary buildings and monuments as well as the gorgeous harbour on iconic open-top double-decker buses while listening to multilingual audio commentary offered in multiple languages.

    You have three ticket options to choose from:

    Discover Ticket: Valid for 24 hours
    Essential Ticket: Valid for 48 hours
    Explore Ticket : Valid for 48 hours + Fantasea Hop on Hop off Cruise

    Some of the major Sydney attractions covered are:

    • St. Mary's Cathedral

    • Bondi Beach

    • Hyde Park Barracks

    • Australian Museum

    • Sydney Opera House

    • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    • Royal Botanical Gardens

    • Sydney Tower

    That's not all! Free WiFi onboard so you can capture every moment and share with friends.

    SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TOUR

    Discover the stories, histories and magic of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a guided tour and explore Australia’s most famous building. Step inside the hallowed halls where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. Explore the World Heritage site with a chatty and expert guide in tow and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon's ambitious vision for a world class performing arts centre came into existence.

    And last but not the least, don’t forget to take that picture-perfect selfie on the steps with the sails in the background!

    Inclusions

    • 24 or 48 hours Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket (as per option selected)
    • Pre-recorded commentary in Spanish, German, English, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese & Italian language during Hop-on, Hop-off
    • Fantasea Cruise (with Explore ticket)
    • Free WiFi on all buses (hop-on, hop-off tour)
    • Sydney Opera House tour
    • Guide during Sydney Opera House tour
    • Visit the major performance venues

    Exclusions

    • Entrance to attractions, unless specified

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    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared with customers after booking.
    The date you choose is for the Opera House guided tour. The hop-on, hop-off tour can be taken within 14 days. 

    Sydney and Bondi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
    Timings and stops are subject to change. The latest map will be available on the bus.

    Sydney Opera House

    Wheelchair accessibility: No

    Access to individual theatres is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals, and other events.

    Please note that part of this tour includes a 300 stairs climb. Please wear comfortable shoes.

    Large bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the venue for security reasons.

    Videography is prohibited during performances to respect the artists. There may be restrictions on photography in certain areas.

    To avoid disruptions, it is recommended to switch off your mobile phone during the duration of your tour.

    Customer Reviews

    • MARY FLANAGAN
      Wonderful tour enjoyed every minute.

      This was my first trip to the Blue Mountains and the scenery is breathtaking. Enjoyed the experience on the 3 rides at Scenic World. Our guide/driver was great and very...

      Australia 05/21/2018
    • Valerian Sy
      Best Guide from Oztrails

      More than the nice scenic places..i would like to give credit to a great tour guide Les. So knowledgeable and fun to be with! had the best time at the different lookouts,...

      Singapore 05/07/2018
    • Ian Cronin
      It proved to be the best way of exploring the city and surrounds

      It was a late decision to take this option but it almost certainly was one of the best decisions we made. The driver was very informative and numerous with it...

      United Kingdom 05/02/2018

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