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Blossoms on the Basin Tour

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Cherry Blossom Tours

Join DC by Foot on one of our name-your-own-price Cherry Blossom tours. We have tours of the famed blossoms on the Tidal Basin and a tour of the Wharf / SW Waterfront!
Schedule: Daily
Tour Language: English

We offer TWO types of tours to explore the Cherry Blossoms! 

Blossoms on the Waterfront

The southwest waterfront neighborhood is one of the most historic areas in our city. In an effort to share DC's rich history and commemorate our annual cherry blossom festival while providing a safe tour environment for our guests and guides, we are offering a special cherry blossom tour that explores the southwest waterfront, the Wharf, and East Potomac Park. 

Guests will discover the oldest townhouses in the city, visit lesser-known memorials, delve into Black history, learn about the Wharf's Bloomaroo, and experience the beauty of our iconic Japanese Cherry Blossom trees.

For more information, read our Guide to the Cherry Blossom FestivalS and Best Place to See the Cherry Blossoms in 2022.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Tours depart from the Waterfront Metro. You can look for your guide in orange in the park at the top of the Metro escalators.

The tour ends near the Jefferson Memorial. It will be an easy walk back to the Wharf or on to the National Mall and we'll be ending near some Cherry Blossoms - but the exact location will vary.

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours. Total walking is about one mile (1.6km).


Blossoms on the Basin

This tour will take you around the Tidal Basin in the cool shade of the city's legendary cherry trees and through some of DC's most beautiful, majestic and picturesque memorials.

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Join DC by Foot as we visit the memorials that honor three great men of ideas. Thomas Jefferson, whose pen affirmed mankind's inalienable rights. Franklin Delano Roosevelt who led America's greatest generation for 12 years in the fight against tyranny and poverty. Martin Luther King, Jr. who reminded America and the world of our promise of equality and social justice.

For more information, read our Guide to the Cherry Blossom FestivalS and Best Place to See the Cherry Blossoms in 2021

Sights we cover on the tour:

Tour information

WHERE: Tours depart from the DC War Memorial (Ash Woods). This is between WWII and Korean Memorial at 1750 Independence Ave SW. Look for your guide at the plaque along Independence Ave SW. (map)

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Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours. Total walking is about one mile (1.6km).

End: Jefferson Memorial (map)
Closest Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange)

And much, much more

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