I want to thank Leyla at Ephesus Deluxe Tours. We were on a Mediterranean cruise ship and this is the only excursion that I had booked. We were met at the port by Leyla and a driver and toured Ephesus in an air conditioned van. Leyla spoke wonderful English and shared her knowledge of her country with us. We began at the House of the Virgin Mary in order to beat the crowd and then proceeded on to the city of Ephesus. We had a lovely lunch and toured the carpet factory and a leather factory. There were no pressure salespeople and we loved learning how the silk is made for the carpets. This 5 hour tour was the perfect amount of time to visit. We had time to shop in the Bazaar before boarding the ship. I highly recommend that you take a private tour, because it would have taken a lot longer on a very large tour bus. This tour was a great value for your money. I highly recommend it and ask for Leyla.