I have to admit, I was hesitant on booking and doing a tour in Turkey. Coming from the western world, you have 'heard' things and therefore are unsure about traveling here. We decided to take this tour, because my husband was excited about reserving a tour, having so many biblical and historical references in this area. Our family of six (my husband, four kids ages 11-16 & myself) met our guide, Aycha, right outside the cruise port terminal, who walked us (very short walk through port shops) to the tour van parking area. We didn't have to wait for her at all, outside the port terminal. In fact, she was early to meet us, which made it more tolerable crowds at the House of Virgin Mary. We instantly knew this tour was the right decision, because our guide was very knowledgeable, having an archaeological background, but also personable and wanted to also create an authentic experience for our visit. She talked respectfully to our kids, one-on-one, and answered their questions, which gave them confidence to ask even more. From the House of Virgin Mary & the prayer wall, turkish coffee, the ancient city of Ephesus, St John's basilica & local lunch, there's no way we could pick our favorite. Aycha made the top favorites list for our two week trip, along with Turkey being one of our "must see again" places! Kusadasi & Ephesus (Selcuk) is such a beautiful place with a mix of cultures and friendly people. I'm still amazed at the surprises you'll find, when traveling & seeking out new, unfamiliar places. Do not hesitate on booking this tour. The guide and driver will make your time in Turkey worthwhile!