Viator Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour In Washington Dc
Experience the beauty of Washington DC in its spring glory on this 2-hour bike tour created specifically for the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival. Follow your guide past gorgeous cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, home to famous landmarks including the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. You’ll learn about the history of this festival and stop for photo opportunities along the way.
Meet your guide at the Old Post Office Pavilion at your selected departure time. Bikes come in all sizes so you may find the right fit, then, hop on your bike and embark on an easy 2-hour bike ride through Washington DC.
Just in time for spring, you’ll be treated to views of blooming cherry trees as you explore the Tidal Basin, a reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. Along the banks, you’ll see the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the George Mason Memorial. You’ll also explore East Potomac Park.
Stop to snap photos of the landmarks and the sea of pink and white blossoms. Your guide will share with you the history of this festival, which commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington DC in 1912. This annual celebration honors the lasting friendship between the US and Japan.
Your tour concludes at the Old Post Office Pavilion.
Note: According to the National Park Service’s predictions, the peak blooming dates are April 3 - 6. For tours booked before or after the blooming period, you’ll still enjoy great views and photo opportunities while learning about the history of the trees and the festival.