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Burak Karadag

Full time manager, part time musician 🤘🏻



My story

Hi Everyone! I'm living in Istanbul for more than 15 years. I lived in various districts on both sides(Europe&Asia). So I have a great knowledge of places where locals hang out. (i.e. Bosphorus, Taksim, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Kuzguncuk, Kadikoy, Maiden’s Tower or Islands etc.). I am also a travel addict visited more than 30 countries. So probably I was a tourist who is searching for local food, galleries, parks or other hidden jems in your city. I love to experience cities like a local. This is the story of how i met localie ;) If you haven’t decided to visit Istanbul yet, be sure that you’ll have a lot of fun. Istanbul has a fascinating culture to experience. In istanbul it's impossible to get bored. 😍

What do I do here?

I have been working in Istanbul as a manager for years. Right now, i am responsible for international customers. I work hard and party harder 🤘🏻 I lived in Ankara and Izmir. Istanbul is the best city as it provides you lots of fun! You can easily have local friends, have fun with them.

What's the best of my city?

I love the food: local places, street foods, fancy restaurants, cute cafes... Perfect food everywhere! Food is the main culture among Turkish people. I love the museums: i have no idea how many times i've visited Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque etc.. I love music and nightlife: I am a musician and playing in various bars. I travel a lot. I love Bosphorus and the islands. I love the seaside, especially the Black Sea Coast. It's a great weekend activity to camp there.

My tours secret sauce

We can create our route as you desired. If you have something in mind, we will enhance your trip with lots of fun elements. For example, if you would like to visit the old city, we will taste the best local alternatives not the touristic ones 😉 Or if you don't want to plan anything, I can arrange a perfect day for you.

Places of Interest
Bars and Restaurants
Creative Spaces
Nature and Parks
I also provide
Road Trip
Travel Planning


This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.

Whole day


For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.

½ day


Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.

Discover Istanbul with Burak Karadag

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