Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour
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If you're visiting Washington, D.C. during the springtime, there's only one thing you can't miss: the blooming cherry blossoms. And what better way to experience this natural spectacle than on a Half-Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour? This 4-hour guided tour takes you through the Tidal Basin and other famous landmarks, where experts will fill you in on the fascinating history and culture behind these delicate pink trees.
The tour begins at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where you'll meet your guide and group. From there, you'll walk around the Tidal Basin, a man-made reservoir surrounded by thousands of cherry blossom trees. As you stroll, you'll hear interesting facts about the trees' origins as a gift from Japan, their symbolic significance, and how they have become a beloved tradition in Washington, D.C.
Next, you'll visit the Jefferson Memorial, one of the most iconic attractions in D.C. Here, you'll have a chance to admire the cherry blossoms from a different perspective as you gaze out onto the tidal basin. Your guide will also share insights into the monument's design, history and significance.
After the Jefferson Memorial, the group heads to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, located nearby. This relatively new attraction (opened in 2011) provides a beautiful setting for photos against the backdrop of cherry blossoms. Your guide will also be sure to share some important insights about King's life and legacy.
After exploring the memorials, the tour goes back to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where you'll have a chance to ask your guide any questions you may have. The tour also includes a free cherry blossom-themed gift for each participant, as a souvenir of your visit.
This Half-Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour offers a fascinating insight into a treasured Washington, D.C. tradition, led by knowledgeable and engaging guides. Whether you're a visitor or a local, this tour is not to be missed. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera so you can capture the beauty of the blossoms for yourself!
- What methods of transportation does the Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour use?
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes. It includes a moderate amount of walking.
- Approximately how long does the Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour last?
It lasts approximately 4 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour?
- Is the Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour handicap accessible?
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels are welcome as long as someone accompaning the passenger using it can assist them board and disembark.
- Where does the tour meet?
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA