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Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

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Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

Hi all, our family is coming to San Francisco in September. We have booked our city pass through alcatraz tours and have to pick up the voucher book from the pier. My question is this: we arrive in the city from columbia ca. On Thursday 25th. We are not booked in to see alcatraz until the Saturday so Will need to pick up the ticket book earlier so we can use the vouchers, we are staying at the marina hotel. What's the best way to get our tickets- I am loath to drive into the city to get them on our first day so what do you suggest. Our tentative plan is to drive in from columbia and visit the exploratorium in the afternoon so we would need the citypass booklet then.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

If you are staying at a hotel in the Marina district of SF, there is no need to "drive into the city" to pick up the vouchers, as you are already in the city. Just a quick bus ride or walk would get you to Fisherman's Wharf. It's unclear exactly which company you have purchased these from, so it may be best for you to contact them to see where and when you can pick up the booklets. If you bought directly from CityPass, you can pick those up at any of the attractions (assuming you have a payment voucher?), so should be able to pick them up at the Exploratorium.

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2. Re: Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

If you called Alcatraz cruises. Not sure what Alcatraz tours is and got the citypass through them then you can pickup the tickets at the exploratorium as Susan suggest

Not clear about the driving into the city part. Are you keeping your car at the Marina motel ?

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3. Re: Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

The City Pass purchased with the Alcatraz option must be picked up at the Alcatraz ticket booth at Pier 33.

From the Marina motel, walk to Divisadero and Chestnut. Catch the 30-Stockton (in front of the bank) to Columbus at Bay (just after it turns off North Point). You can walk down North Point to Pier 33 where the Alcatraz booth is or catch the F-Market & Wharves to the Alcatraz stop. (You will have to pay the bus fare.)

Get your City Passes and then go on to Pier 15 for the Exploratorium.

I would suggest you go first to the motel and drop your luggage so you're not carrying it around with you even if you choose to drive to Pier 33 and 15. But if you decide to go first to Pier 33 and the Exploratorium before checking in, there is a large parking structure at Pier 39. Be sure *nothing* is showing in your car that might attract a break in.

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4. Re: Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

Thanks a bunch for the info, can't wait for our trip!

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5. Re: Picking up tix from alcatraz tours

>>The City Pass purchased with the Alcatraz option must be picked up at the Alcatraz ticket booth at Pier 33.<<

Good catch, WD!

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