March 20 - April 15, 2018

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

Entertainment Cruises

Odyssey – Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise past the famous cherry blossom trees and historic DC monuments! Ticket includes buffet, live band entertainment, and stunning views. Available cruises are Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Fireworks.
Spirit of Mt. Vernon – Set sail on a narrated adventure down the Potomac River to George Washington’s estate & gardens! Ticket includes round-trip cruise to the estate and discounted admission to Mount Vernon. Snack bar available.
Spirit-of-Washington Spirit of Washington – Enjoy a bountiful buffet as you cruise past the famous cherry trees and historic views of Washington, DC! Ticket includes buffet, DJ entertainment, access to rooftop lounge, and amazing views. Available cruises are Lunch, Dinner, and Fireworks.

Potomac Riverboat Company

Glide into DC on the Potomac for the National Cherry Blossom Festival  – Avoid traffic while viewing the iconic cherry blossoms from Alexandria, VA or National Harbor, MD. Just steps away from the diverse activities on the National Mall.
  View the Cherry Blossoms by water (weekday) – Traverse the iconic Potomac River as it awakens for the spring with a 50 minute narrated cruise during the week departing from Georgetown’s Washington Harbor. Easy to access via the DC Circulator.
  View the National Monuments while being inspired by the cherry blossoms (weekend) – On weekends, take a 45 minute one way narrated tour past Washington’s most iconic monuments while passing the joy of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the cherry blossoms. (2 hours round trip). Depart from Alexandria, Georgetown or the National Harbor.

Bike and Roll Washington, DC

Bike and Roll Marketing Image 2 180x140 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. Pedal through the pink and white petals, from the Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond!

Carpe DC Food Tours

U Street Tour – On the U Street food tour enjoy delicious tastings from local restaurants including some seasonal cuisine, while also learning about the fascinating culture and history behind the area formerly known as Black Broadway.
14th Street Tour – Unwind while you stroll through the city’s 14th Street corridor, trying some of DC’s great spring focused cocktails and locally brewed beers digging into mouth-watering cuisine and discovering what makes this area so unique!

DC Cruises

PHTO_fireworks_over_jefferson_mem180x140 Boat Tour along the Blossoms & Monuments – Avoid the crowds and enjoy a beautiful one hour tour along the blossoms and monuments as they reflect off the water. Narrated. Ticket pricing starts at $16. Departs from Georgetown, DC’s dining and shopping hot-spot.
DC Water Taxi – Hop aboard a water taxi for a narrated tour to the cherry trees from Georgetown, DC’s dining and shopping hot-spot. Tickets $15-$20, must be purchased in advance.
Moonlight-tours-180x140 Monuments by Moonlight Cruise – A spectacular hour-long cruise along illuminated monuments and Kennedy Center on a heated boat with bar and restrooms. Boards in Georgetown, DC’s dining and shopping hot-spot.

USA Guided Tours

USAGT-Bus Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour – Experience an engaging four hours learning the powerful history behind the city’s renowned monuments and landmarks, and get a glimpse of the stunning frenzy of blushing pink petals that define the Tidal Basin and National Mall, elegantly welcoming the long-awaited warmth of spring.

Washington Photo Safari

CherryBlossom-Sunrise Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari – Led by a professional photographer, this is a 2 ½ hour workshop on travel photography and camera use, shooting the beautiful cherry blossoms as we tour the Tidal Basin in the early morning sun.
CherryBlossom_spring Afternoon Cherry Blossoms Photo Safari – Led by a professional photographer, this is a 2 ½ hour workshop on travel photography and camera use, shooting the beautiful cherry blossoms as we tour the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial in afternoon sun.
CherryBlossom-firework Cherry Blossoms Fireworks Photo Safari – Led by a professional photographer, this is a workshop on fireworks photography, first shooting the Jefferson Memorial at twilight reflected in the Tidal Basin , then shooting the fireworks bursting over the Memorial

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