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Approximately 5 Hours
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Sydney Opera House UNESCO World Heritage Site
"Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour, the building has had an enduring influence on architecture. The Sydney Opera House is comprised of three groups of interlocking vaulted 'shells' which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform and are surrounded by terrace areas that function as pedestrian concourses. In 1957, when the project of the Sydney Opera House was awarded by an international jury to Danish architect Jørn Utzon, it marked a radically new approach to construction." Learn more: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/166/
Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
Sydney welcomes you this morning and tempts you with her outstanding charms. The Victorian era brought prosperity to Sydney and endowed the city with scores of handsome buildings. Many of these remain today, nestled among modern architecture.
Travel back in time to Sydney's oldest village -- the Rocks. Australia's most historic enclave sits in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge and exhibits the heritage of two centuries in its narrow, twisting streets.
Enjoy a panoramic drive through the city center, viewing the Sydney Tower and the Queen Victoria Building.
Head east of the city to the most sought-after residential areas -- Darling Point and Watson's Bay. View the sidewalk cafés and chic boutiques of Double Bay.
The Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973, and is today indisputably Sydney's most famous landmark. Stop here for a short, guided tour of this imposing building with its distinctive sail-like roof, and learn about its history, design and current role.
Enjoy a brief photo opportunity at Bondi, Australia's most famous surf beach.
Head back to the city via the narrow streets of Paddington.