The Tours Committee offers 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.
Tour Coordinators are all SIWA-member volunteers.  You can meet our Tour Coordinators on our Tours and Interest Groups page.
To join the committee, please contact
See list of all upcoming tours. Advance registration is required.
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 30 Mar 2017
Join us walking the "Sansa trail" through the beautiful forest of the Samgaksan mountain, behind Seongbuk-dong. The temples and the forest should be beautiful at this time of the year, with trees starting to bloom. We will also have a great view of the city.
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue 04 Apr 2017
Join us for a visit to the West Sea Island of Seongmodo. We will travel from Seoul in private cars, and take the ferry from Ganghwado to Seokmodo. Please bring a snack, if you wish, and be prepared for the day's weather.
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue 11 Apr 2017
We will stop at the Gilsangsa Temple before having a guided tour te the Korean Furniture Museum, two Korean cultural treasures located in Seongbuk-dong
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 13 Apr 2017
Join us for a walk under cherry trees bursting with blooms in Ansan's beautiful park.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 18 Apr 2017
Bangsan Market, also called Baker’s Alley, offers a huge variety of goods. If you like baking and or candy making, you will love Bangsan. This hidden alley sells many vital and hard to find ingredients for serious baking. But Baker’s Alley is not the only thing Bangsan Market has to offer. We will...
10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 20 Apr 2017
The Blue House (Cheongwadae) is the official residence of the Republic of Korea and is located in the Palace District. Built upon the site of the royal garden of the Joseon Dynasty, it is a complex of buildings that blend traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 27 Apr 2017
Join us for a walk around Seonyudo Park, a unique urban park in which water purification structures are repurposed into gardens, ponds and even a water playground.
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 28 Apr 2017
Professor Mason leads a walking tour to Sajik Park to view Joseon-Dynasty altars and royal relics, the shrine for mythical Founding-King Dan-gun Wanggeon, and Ingwa-sa, a hub for shamanic shrines and practice. Participants walk up steep slopes and climb stairs in urban and park settings.
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 29 Apr 2017
SIWA is welcomed by the International Dharma Instructors Association to enjoy the Lotus Lantern Festival parade in honor of the birthday of Buddha. We will have special seats near Tapgol Park. Families are welcome.
All Day
Sat 20 May 2017 - Sun 21 May 2017
Sudeoksa Temple Stay : Save the Date!! We are still finalizing the Temple Stay details. Please check back for more details.
Past Events
9:45 am - 12:15 pm Fri 24 Mar 2017
Urban Slope opened in November 2016 and is the only virtual ski and snowboard center in Korea. With 4 simulators and dozens of challenging panoramic slopes and slalom courses, you will feel like you spent the whole day skiing during our 2 hour session.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thu 23 Mar 2017
Let's enjoy an evening of socializing! There is no cost to attend, besides paying for your own food and beverage. Spouses and SIWA Friends welcome.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wed 15 Mar 2017
Today we have a wonderful opportunity to visit a wholesale flower market with a real expert. If you are looking for anything related to gardening, come with us.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tue 14 Mar 2017
SIWA members are invited to a combined associations coffee morning and presentation by AGIT founder Father Vincenzo. This event is hosted at the British Embassy. Pre-registration with the embassy is absolutely vital; walk-ins are not permitted. You will also need your passport or ARC for entry.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fri 24 Feb 2017
To better help educate the children in the Philippines, ESWS presents the 2017 5th Benefit Concert with the KBS Symphony Orchestra at KBS Hall, Yeoui-do, Seoul on Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Thu 23 Feb 2017
If you want to find items you see in Seoul's antique streets and shops then this tour is for you. An area of 150 shops awaits at Dapsimni Antique Shopping Complex. Our tour guide, Yvonne Stehle, is a trinket hunting expert. She will probably find things for you which you weren't even looking for... If...
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tue 21 Feb 2017
Two times this season, SIWA will offer a skiing day trip to different ski resorts around Seoul in cooperation with the German Club in Seoul. The location of our second joint trip will be communicated soon.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Fri 17 Feb 2017
Join us for a morning of Tea shopping and drinking. Mrs. Park will guide us in our tea choice and explain about tea tradition and ceremony in Korea.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thu 16 Feb 2017
Let's enjoy an evening of socializing! There is no cost to attend, besides paying for your own food and beverage.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tue 14 Feb 2017
It is the time of the year when everybody has had enough of long freezing winter and needs to recharge their bodies. Conveniently located in Yongsan, the Dragon Hill Spa complex is the perfect place to unwind, warm up and feel the myriad health benefits of lying around in bubbling hot pools and rustic...