Beautiful Bennelong & the Opera House: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine
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Approximately 6 Hours
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's great architectural monuments, set on the tip of a peninsula that dominates Sydney Harbour. Within its shell-like structures, you'll find the equally spectacular Bennelong, one of Sydney's top restaurants and one of the hardest-to-get reservations in the world.
Transfer from the ship to the Opera House. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and built in 1973, is a masterpiece of late-modern design. On your in-depth tour, run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, make yourself comfortable in the custom-made white-birch timber seats, and visit areas that are normally off-limits to the public. Take photographs from rare vantage points within this spectacular feat of engineering. You'll also hear the history and behind-the-scenes stories of the creation of this dazzling space.
Enjoy some free time to visit the gift shop.
Step into Bennelong -- a world-class dining experience whose setting is well beyond breathtaking. The restaurant is tucked under the 'sails' of the Opera House. The restaurant is helmed by enigmatic executive chef Peter Gilmore, who resides at the forefront of Australia's food scene. Gilmore describes his cuisine as 'food inspired by nature.' Your dinner here couldn't be more memorable -- exquisite tastes, sweeping views of the waterfront and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and an experience that is the defining moment of a visit to Sydney.
Notes: This tour is available only for ships staying in port until 11pm or later. Large bags are not allowed in the Sydney Opera House tour; these can be checked into a storage locker. Alcoholic beverages are available at Bennelong but are not included. Tour does not operate on holidays.
This tour is available only for ships staying in port until 11pm or later. Large bags are not allowed in the Sydney Opera House tour; these can be checked into a storage locker. Alcoholic beverages are available at Bennelong but are not included. Tour does not operate on holidays.