Washington, DC

March 20 - April 16, 2017

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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.

Bike and Roll Washington, DC

Blossoms by Bike– Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this two-hour ride! Specifically designed for the Cherry Blossom Festival, this special tour showcases the famous cherry trees and amazing sea of pink and white blossoms surrounding the Potomac Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park.

P: 202-842-2453
E: nationalmall@bikeandrolldc.com
W: http://bikeandrolldc.com/tour/blossoms-by-bike/

Carpe DC Food Tours

dc-food-tour_2_180x140 U Street Tour

Develop your taste for the city on this cultural and culinary walking tour through U Street & Shaw neighborhoods. You will enjoy delicious tastings from 6 locally owned restaurants and eateries featuring some spring seasonal cuisine, while strolling through these iconic neighborhoods taking in the blooms of the city. You’ll also learn about the interesting culture and history behind the area formerly known as Black Broadway.


DDC-Food-tour-180x140 Happy Hour Tour

Are you ready for the happiest of hours?  We’ve taken this after work tradition and put our spin on it, creating DC’s first happy hour tour! On the 14th Street Happy Hour Tour, you’ll get to unwind while you stroll through the city’s 14th Street corridor, trying some of DC’s great locally brewed,spring focused beers, digging into mouth-watering snacks and learning about what makes this area so unique!


DC Cruises

Moonlight-tours-180x140PHTO_fireworks_over_jefferson_mem180x140 Avoid the crowds and enjoy a beautiful way to view the blossoms and monuments as they reflect off the water, a spectacular Monuments by Moonlight cruise or the fireworks show.

Tickets begin at $15. Departs from Georgetown, DC’s eating & shopping mecca. *Tours from 5pm-9pm have full cash bars featuring Blossom Margaritas.

W: DC-Cruises.com


Entertainment Cruises

Odyssey – The glass-enclosed Odyssey is designed to travel beneath the low bridges of Washington DC, offering breathtaking views of the Cherry Blossom trees and monuments.
Spirit of Washington – The Spirit of Washington is the perfect way to enjoy the Festival with expansive buffets & DJ entertainment.
Spirit of Mt. Vernon – DC’s only round-trip cruise to the Home of George Washington! Enjoy a 90-minute sightseeing tour, plus admission to the estate & gardens!
National Elite – On the sleek charter yacht National Elite, you’ll sail around Haines Point for a 45-minute sightseeing cruise.

National Pedicabs

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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




Experience the lovely Cherry Blossom trees via the Potomac Riverboat Company’s special narrated weekday; 50- minute cruises from the Washington Harbor in Georgetown from March 31 – April 15, 2016.  Along with the trees view DC’s epic and poignant monuments and memorials and then experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival activities. On weekends traverse the Potomac River from Alexandria to Georgetown and back on our Monuments by Water viewing the splendid gift of trees from Japan.

50 Minute Tour of Cherry Blossom Trees:
Tickets: $15.00 Adults and $8.00 Children (2-11)
Monday-Friday – Tours depart from Washington Harbour, Georgetown
March 31–April 1
April 4- 8
April 11- 15 Departure Times: 10:30 am/11:30 am/12:30 pm/1:30pm/2:30pm
Weekends: April 2/3, 9/10, 16/17
Departures: Georgetown: 12:30 pm/2:30pm/4:30pm/6:30 pm (one way to Alexandria)
Departures: Alexandria: 11:30 am/1:30pm/3:30pm/5:30pm

Washington Photo Safari

We offer several daily tours around the Tidal basin during cherry blossoms time, including sunrise, mid-day and afternoon, as well as City in Bloom and Cherry Blossoms Fireworks.

E: info@washingtonphotosafari.com
W: www.WashingtonPhotosafari.com

*Times vary check website for details: www.WashingtonPhotoSafari.com


Sunrise Cherry Blossoms:  1551 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC
Description: A workshop on nighttime photography that captures the DC buildings illuminated at this time; tripod required.
Cost: $76


Cherry Blossom Fireworks:  MLK Jr, Memorial, Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC
Description: A workshop on fireworks photography at the Tidal Basin.
Cost: $ 79


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