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  2. Washington, DC
  3. Jefferson Memorial

DC: 2-Hour Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour with a Local Guide

Product ID: 307803
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Celebrate spring in the nation’s capital with a walk amongst the district’s very own cherry blossoms. Discover the beauty of the cherry blossoms while exploring the Tidal Basin with a local guide and visit the MLK, FDR, and Thomas Jefferson memorials.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the significance of the cherry blossom here and abroad
  • Explore the history of the memorials adorned by the blossoms
  • Find the best photo opportunities and capture unforgettable moments
  • Enjoy a snack beneath the cherry blossom trees
Full description
Your tour starts with a walk down Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. As you approach the Tidal Basin, you’ll begin to see the famed Japanese cherry trees (named sakura in Japanese) that have made the Tidal Basin such a popular destination during the spring.

As you stroll along the basin, you’ll hear interesting facts about the cherry blossom, which is considered the national flower of Japan. The arrival of the cherry blossoms was not the smoothest process, which your guide will tell you all about before taking you to the location where the very first cherry blossoms were planted.

From there, continue on to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the newest monument to join the Tidal Basin, which is complemented nicely by the blooming cherry blossoms. In addition to the MLK memorial, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial while taking in the beauty of the basin.

Before your tour ends, you’ll participate in an age-old Japanese tradition known as hanami. Across Japan, people picnic under cherry blossom trees to enjoy the blooms, and now you will be able to do the same with a little snack.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A cherry blossom themed treat
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Washington Monument Lodge in front of the gift shop entrance on 15th Street NW.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group with a maximum of 12 people
• This is a child-friendly tour
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively can join tour at the rate listed
• Children under the age of 6 are free of charge
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated
• Food item is subject to change depending on availability
Organized by

Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 307803