"We thoroughly enjoyed the Vatican museums, Vatacombs and St peter's Basilica. Our guide, Antonietta, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about each area and entertained us throughout the tour. Seeing the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's paintings was amazing, however we could have done with a small break (20 mins) in cafe area to relax and cool down as it was extremely hot throughout the tour (cafe just before Sistine Chapel - more time needed for this part of the tour). The sheer size of the Basilica takes your breath away and it is well worth climbing the 320 steps (pay for the lift up to first floor!) to see the view of Rome from the top of the dome. The Vatacombs are not as interesting but worth seeing - visit the Domitila catacombs for another great experience. I would strongly recommend the Vatican tour as there is so much to see. The tour lasts approximately three hours but you can then spend more time in the Basilica and climbing to the top of the dome. A great experience - Many thanks, Kevin and Sue"