Ransom Sedona Hotel presents...
Historic Walking Tours
The Kings Ransom Sedona Hotel is pleased to partner
with Laura Vandergrift of Sedona Tours & Guide Services to offer
you a variety of fascinating tours at bargain rates! Together we
are offering some of the most popular historic tours with Laura
as your personal guide extraordinaire! Here are the choices…you
may want to take more than one while you are staying at the Kings
Ransom Sedona Hotel.
- Verde Valley Ruins Excursion
- Ruins, Mining and Art Tour
- Uptown Sedona Historic Walking Tour
- In addition, Laura offers the following:
-- Step-on guide services for Sedona, the Verde Valley, and
-- Consulting services for group tours for Arizona and the Southwest
Extensive knowledge of Arizona and the Southwest is
the cornerstone of Sedona Tours & Guide Services. Explore Sedona's
hidden treasures with a Certified Arizona Guide and Professional
Tour Director. Laura Vandegrift will make your touring experience
educational, fun and entertaining as you travel through this extraordinary
area with its magnificent sunsets, dramatic red rock formations,
verdant green vineyards, unique artists’ home/studios, high-country
snow-capped mountains and historical rural and mining towns.
Here are the offerings available which include a $10 discount per
night (maximum two nights) on any room at the Kings Ransom Sedona
Hotel when you make a reservation with Sedona Tours & Guide
Service, and 10% off each tour.
Verde Valley Ruins Excursion
Explore prehistoric Indian ruins with
former Park Ranger and Certified Arizona Guide, Laura Vandegrift.
Learn about the ancient Sinagua culture as you explore Montezuma
Well and Montezuma Castle. These extraordinary cliff
dwellings and healing springs will enhance your visit to Sedona’s
Red Rock country. Includes tour of Sedona. Approx. 4 hours. (Minimum 2 people)
Regular price $105 including tax.
When you stay at the Kings Ransom price: $95 including tax.
Gratuities not included
Uptown Sedona Historic Walking Tour
Hear the stories of the lifestyles
and work that created this great community as you take a step back
in time. Learn about the real cowboys and the “reel”
cowboys as Sedona’s ranching community entered the Golden
Age of Western movies. Also includes brief overview of the geology,
turquoise and jewelry, and the shops of Uptown Sedona.
Learn how Sedona became the peach and apple center of the Verde
Valley, as homesteaders conquered the rocky terrain to bring water
to the farms and ranches.
Did you know that Elvis made a movie in Uptown
Sedona? See the favorite hangout for stars like John Wayne, Henry
Fonda, and Joan Crawford. Hear the stories of how the movie industry
Walk through parts of Uptown where corrals were located and livestock
roamed. Learn how cattle survived here in the high desert region
Where Does it Start?
In front of Canyon Breeze Restaurant Next to Bus Parking Lot in
Uptown Sedona…our front desk staff will direct you to either
walk or take a short drive.
Regular Price: $12 per person
for one hour
When you stay at the Kings Ransom Price: $10.00 + tax and gratuity.
Minimum 2 people
When you book any of these tours you
will receive a $10 nightly discount at the Kings Ransom Sedona Hotel
for up to two nights. Mention when you make your reservation that
you are touring with Sedona Tours & Guide Services during your
stay. Your discount will be taken when you check out.
About Your Sedona Tour Guide,
For over 16 years, Laura Vandegrift
has been working in the tourism industry in a variety of capacities
– Tour Operator, Tour Director, Past President of the Arizona
Guides Association, Operations Manager of a tour company, Founding
Member of a national tourism organization, Teacher/Trainer for an
international tour directing school, and Training Consultant with
a major communications company. For more information go to www.sedona-tour-guide.com.
As a local tour guide, Ms.
Vandegrift received her Arizona certification in 1993 and
has been delighting visitors with her infectious love of
As Past-President of the Arizona
Guides Association (AGA), she promoted the association at
tourism functions, established membership in local Bureaus
and Chambers, increased membership by enhancing recruitment
efforts, built rapport and strengthened community relations,
and introduced training activities for new guides.
She continues her Public Relations
activities promoting the AGA, the Sedona Historical Museum,
and local affiliates at trade shows and community functions.