The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 12, 2015

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

Segway into Spring- See the beautiful Blossoms by Segway on this 1.5 hour tour. You’ll Segway right into Spring with the only official National Cherry Blossom Festival guided Segway ride, new for 2014! This tour will highlight the very best views of Washington DC’s famous cherry blossoms.
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).
Blossoms by Bike River Ride- Ride along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail from Old Town Alexandria to DC and experience magnificent views of the National Cherry Blossoms from across the Potomac River. We will then continue into DC and around the Tidal Basin where you will see the blossoms up close and learn the history of these beautiful gifts before heading back to Alexandria. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a trail ride.

 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

Pedicab Cherry Blossom tours! – See the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms with a customized pedicab tour that’s all about you! Starting at the Smithsonian metro stop, comfortably cruise by the breathtaking Cherry Blossoms and other famous DC sites. Each tour is personalized to your liking – you can get off and explore or stay onboard as much as you want. Pedicabs are safe, environmentally friendly, and fun for all ages. Tours offered in over seven languages (English, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Arabic, and more upon special request). Special pick-up at any downtown parking garage available upon request.

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): $16.00

One Way:

Adults: $16.00

Children (2-11): $8.00

Departure Times:Monday Through Sunday:National Harbor, MD 10:35 AM

1:00 PM

3:55 PM

Alexandria, VA

11:10 AM

1:35 PM

4:30 PM

National Mall, DC (West Basin and Ohio Drives, SW)

11:50 AM

2:20 PM

5:10 PM

Washington 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