The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Tour Providers

Cherry Blossom Tour Providers

Plan a tour with one of the tour providers below to experience the blossoms from land or sea!

*Dates and times vary, see Affiliate websites for details and tickets.

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus ToursThe official bus tour of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
The Big Bus Tour of Washington, DC includes all the famous landmarks and monuments that tell the story of the nation’s history. Enjoy everything that the nation’s capital has to offer from the National Mall to Arlington Cemetery, and from the Pentagon to Georgetown and the Smithsonian National Zoo. Use discount code BLOSSOM15 for a discount on select tours.

Bike and Roll Washington, DC

Blossoms by Bike– Celebrate the arrival of spring with this two-hour ride! See the natural beauty of our Nation’s Capital at its peak on our guided ride created especially for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Come with us and bike the sea of pink and white blossoms that surround the Potomac Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond (2 hour tour).

 DC Cruises

Boat Tour Along the Blossoms & Monuments – Avoid the crowds and enjoy a beautiful way to view the blossoms and monuments as they reflect off the water. Narrated. Boat has heating and lavs. Tickets begin at $14. Departs from Georgetown, DC’s eating & shopping mecca. *5,6, & 7 PM tours have full cash bars featuring Cherry Margaritas
Monuments-by-Moonlight Cruise – A spectacular hour-long cruise along the illuminated monuments and Kennedy Center. The boat is heated with a bar and restrooms. *leaves from Georgetown, DC’s dining district

Entertainment Cruises

Odyssey – The glass-enclosed Odyssey is designed to travel beneath the low bridges of Washington DC, offering some of the most breathtaking views of the Cherry Blossom trees and monuments. Its signature elegance, gracious service, distinctive dining and live entertainment offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Spirit of Washington – The Spirit of Washington is the perfect way to enjoy the Festival. The expansive, freshly-prepared lunch and dinner buffets paired with engaging DJs provide guests with an entertaining celebration while they enjoy the amazing views.
Spirit of Mt. Vernon – This is DC’s only round-trip cruise to the Home of George Washington! Enjoy a 90-minute sightseeing tour, plus discounted admission to the estate and gardens!
National Elite – On the sleek charter yacht National Elite, you’ll sail around Haines Point for a 45-minute sightseeing cruise. Purchase your favorite drinks from our cash bar and see up-close views of the Cherry Blossoms for a limited time during the Festival.

National Pedicabs


National Pedicabs Cherry Blossom Adventures

See the very best of the National Cherry Blossom Festival while sitting back and feeling the wind in your hair. Let your pedicab driver take you on a tour through the beauty of D.C.’s beautiful cherry blossoms and epic monuments. This tour is flexible – you can decide whether to see more blossoms or more monuments – or both! Pedicabs (also known to some as bicycle rickshaws) are an intimate, relaxing, and enjoyable way to get around D.C. and see all of the sites. Passengers can hop on and off as much as they’d like while their pedicab waits for them – once your driver picks you up, it’s all about you! Experience the nation’s greatest springtime celebration with your very own green chauffeur – take an amazing pedicab tour today!

Cherry Blossom Pedicab Photo Safari

For the first time in 2015, National Pedicabs is partnering with Washington Photo Safari for a Pedicab Photo Safari. On select dates, roll around with us and a professional photo instructor while we adventure through D.C.’s stunning visuals. Participants bring their own cameras or smartphones on the Pedicab Photo Safari and will receive a 25-minute orientation on travel and flower photography from the Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria. A fleet of pedicabs will then pick everyone up and give a 90-minute ride around the blossoms with several stops with further photo instruction. A great ride, an intimate photo class, and incredible photos – all while relaxing and cruising around D.C. in style

The Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi

Miss_Sophie_180x140 Spend the day at the National Mall via The Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi.  Visit the Tidal Basin to see the beauty of the trees that have graced Washington DC for over 100 years as well as the epic and poignant monuments, memorials, museums and National Cherry Blossom Festival Activities.
Tickets:Roundtrip:Adults: $28.00Children (2-11): $16.00One Way:Adults: $16.00Children (2-11): $8.00 Departure Times:Monday Through Sunday:National Harbor, MD 10:35 AM1:00 PM3:55 PMAlexandria, VA11:10 AM1:35 PM4:30 PMNational Mall, DC (West Basin and Ohio Drives, SW)11:50 AM2:20 PM5:10 PMWashington Harbour Dock







 Washington Photo Safari

Each year the trees donated by Japan over 100 years ago provide a gorgeous vista of pink and white ringing the Tidal Basin, making cherry blossoms the signature event of DC’s tourist season. Visitors to the nation’s capital should not miss this extraordinary event, and local residents needing an excuse to see the blossoms now have one: photography instruction! You will learn how to make best use of your camera in shooting people, architecture, landscapes and monuments, and you will come away with gorgeous images in your camera. Click here for the complete list of tours.
  • Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Safaris
  • Afternoon Cherry Blossoms
  • Cherry Blossoms by Pedicab
  • City in Bloom! A Nighttime Architectural Safari
  • Cherry Blossom Fireworks