We were 2 adults with 2 young children that were picked up from the Kusadasi port for a private excursion to Ephesus. The guide, Emir Evren, was very knowledgable and gave us an excellent tour of Ephesus. We also visited the site where Virigin Mary spent her last days. We had asked Ertunga Ecir, the owner to arrange for a traditional lunch with a Turkish family and he sure took care of our request. We visited the quaint village of Sirince, where we ate a delicious, home cooked lunch prepared by Ertunga’s friend, Emire. Emire and her husband Mehmet were extremely gracious and we got to chat with them about Turkish culture and customs during our lunch. As per our request, we were also taken to a carpet weaving factory. This tour was a amazing cultural immersion for all of us.