Having lived in İstanbul for many years, New York–born photographer Monica Fritz recently made the decision to share some of the many secrets she has learned about the city with fellow shutterbugs. Her informed and enjoyable tour portfolio covers the European and Asian shores and beyond, and she provides plenty of cultural and historical context.

Tours include one of the Grand Bazaar that introduces participants to hidden hans (caravanserais) and passageways, as well as taking to the roof à la James Bond in Skyfall. Other unique offerings include a Grand Bazaar scavenger hunt for kids, a tour of the city's hidden synagogues and a cruise on a private yacht going to the Princes' Islands or other interesting places along the Bosphorus (the latter costs €350 for up to seven people).