When visiting Washington DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, experience the city like never before on this guided, educational, and entertaining, 3-hour small-group Segway tour. Washington is the US' capital and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Learn about the history of this popular springtime festival while gliding around the city. See the Tidal Basin, the National Mall, and the Washington Monument. Guided Segway training and a helmet are included.
3-hour Washington DC Segway tour during the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Hear of the festival's origins, when cherry trees were given to the city as a gift from the Japanese
Glide around Tidal Basin and admire the delicate pink foliage of the cherry blossom trees
Pass the National Mall and see historical monuments and memorials such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention at all times
There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique Segway tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington DC. It’s the perfect tour for those who are visiting for the National Cherry Blossom Festival—as well as those who are very familiar with the city and all its attractions and events. Riding on a Segway isn’t difficult, but it’s important to know how to maneuver one. This tour begins at 502 23rd Street NW in Foggy Bottom, one of the oldest late 18th- and 19th-century neighborhoods in the city. Enjoy a brief but thorough training session to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knowledgeable about their Segway. With the training out of the way, it’s time to hit the open road and enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival in this unique way. This is truly one of the best times to visit the US' capital. This Segway tour glides around the edge of Tidal Basin, with several stops to admire the beautiful pink blossoms against the backdrop of the reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. Keep going past the National Mall and Washington Monument, then meander through the crowds to see more of the city’s famous monuments, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, again stopping to admire the view of the many cherry blossoms along the way. Also see the Potomac Waterfront, Hain's Point, the Lincoln Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Japanese Pagoda in West Potomac Park. This Washington DC Segway adventure concludes back at its starting point in Foggy Bottom.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Seniors Rolling Through the Cherry Blossoms
, May 2019
This was one of the highlights for our DC trip. You get to cover alot of land without getting pooped out.
You meet at their headquarters to practice using the segway. Takes awhile to get your body used to balancing. You travel in a small group to the government mall with your guide showing the way, and keeping the idiot pedestrians in check. You have to constantly yell at the pedestrians that you are coming up on their left or right or they just walk in front if you.
We got to see most of the monuments with stops at WW II, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial. It was great to see them up close and personal.
As this was the heighth of the Cherry Blossom bloom it was very, very crowded. It became tiresome watching out for the people as they weren't alert. While on foot a car almost hit my husband and I in crosswalk.
Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. We got our monies worth.
I really enjoyed this tour. It was a laid back, informative tour and we saw a ton of cherry trees. We went around the tidal basin and made several stops. We stopped at the Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorials and were given adequate time to check them out on our own while the guide stayed with the Segways.
We braved the cooler morning of the first day of spring to see a reasonable amount of blossoms, it was a last minute thing for us and we've enjoyed riding segways before. The tour was informative, went to a few places that we hadn't been to before and we had a knowledgeable tour guide, All in all, a cold but good morning out. Thanks