Travel Around

SIWA tours offer opportunities for SIWA members, their families, and non-members to participate in organized experiences in Seoul and Korea. Through these cultural, artistic and recreational tours, participants can learn about Korea, and make and deepen friendships.

Learn About Korea

Experience cultural situations, traditions, customs, and more about Korean lifestyles.

Make Friendships

Meet new people on our tours and develop new relationships with other foreigners in Korea.

See and Do

See more of what Korea has to offer, not just in Seoul, but cities throughout all of Korea.

Who runs our tours?

A lot of teamwork goes into running the SIWA tours. Take a look at our fantastic tours team members.

Upcoming Tours

Event Date
Tour: The National Cemetery of Korea

This SIWA tour offers an in-depth look at Korea’s late-20th-century history, and the fascinating multi-religious and monumental ways that they officially honor its heroes and most controversial leaders. The National Cemetery of Korea is just as grand and Korean-culture-specific as you would imagine it to be! All together, a pleasant and informative walk through a very important site rich in Korean history….

  • Fri, October 27, 2017 9:30 AM
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Tour: Horse Riding Field Trip

Join us for a tour and optional horse back riding lesson at Balios Equestrian Club, located in scenic western Korea. We will receive a tour from an English speaking guide and enjoy the beauty of their state-of-the-art riding facilities. This exclusive equestrian center includes competition level indoor and outdoor arenas, trails, stables, coaches and, of course, gorgeous horses.

  • Thu, November 2, 2017 9:15 AM
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Tour: Baeksashil Gyegok Scenic Gorge in Buam-dong

Explore Baeksashil Gyegok, a scenic gorge in tranquil Buam-dong. We will visit historic Saegeum-jeong pavilion, view a lovely buddhist temple, and stroll through Buam-dong. Hiking level 3: a steep ascent, stroll gentle slopes, ending in tranquil Buam-dong.

  • Fri, November 3, 2017 9:30 AM
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Tour: Noryangjin Seafood Market

Explore the Noryangjin fish market and enjoy a delicious lunch (optional). Opened in 1927 on Uiju-ro, Noryangjin fish market is the largest and most popular seafood market in Seoul. The market handles about 50% of metropolitan Seoul’s marine trade, about 250 to 300 tons of marine products every day. The market recently moved into a modernized building. So this is a wonderful opportunity to see the new market.

  • Thu, November 9, 2017 10:00 AM
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Tour: Nude Masterpieces from Tate

Enjoy a morning at the museum! This special exhibit presents over 100 works selected from England’s Tate collection with the theme of naked body. Don’t miss this opportunity to see many masterpieces.

  • Tue, November 14, 2017 11:30 AM
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Tour: Culture and History in Seochon Hanok Village

Seochon or “West Village” is a fascinating neighborhood containing many traditional Korean wooden houses (called “hanok”), and some historic & cultural sites. It’s a big area, with so many interesting places to see, and we will just get an introduction to its charms while learning about Seoul’s history. Our guide is Prof. David A. Mason.

  • Fri, November 17, 2017 9:30 AM
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Tour: Dragon Hill Spa Korean Sauna (jjimjilbang)

Winter season is a great time to visit a warm Korean bathhouse. Dragon Hill Spa has taken centuries of Korean traditional treatments and brought them under one roof.

  • Mon, January 22, 2018 9:30 AM
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