Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River - 2018

Beijing • Xi’an • Chengdu • Lhasa, Tibet • 3-Night Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai
  • $282
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Preferred Shopping Partners

The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:

  • All shops are hand picked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
  • We negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
  • Ease of shopping with English-speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
  • We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home

Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase. -- and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.

As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in the best shops delivering safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements -- and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come. 

Beijing Bai Gong Fang Pearl demonstrationBeijing Bai Gong Fang Pearl (Beijing Pearl Center)
No. 2 Zuoan Gate, Inner Street
Chongwen District
Beijing, China
Phone: 86-010-67195722

Pearls are among the most-sought-after treasures you can bring back from China, whether for yourself or another, and this is the place to find them. Specializing in pearls originating in both bodies of saltwater and freshwater, the Beijing Pearl Center is well known for its high quality and fine selection. Jewelry here comes in rich and creative designs, pure colors, and a variety of patterns and sizes for both men and women. Customer service is the center's number one priority.

Chinese Cloisonné and Antiques (Ba Da Ling Hotel)
Near The Great Wall

After you experience the once-in-lifetime experience of viewing the Great Wall, you’ll visit to Ba Da Ling Hotel, where you’ll see Chinese Cloisonné and Antiques. In addition to introducing you to the impressive artistry and strong heritage of Chinese handicrafts, you can purchase some to take home with you as keepsakes. This is also a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and unwind.

Xi'an Hui Arts & Crafts Center
Xinging Road, #6
Xi’an, China
Phone: 86-29-82668055

Finely worked jade has been a hallmark of Chinese craftsmanship for more than a thousand years. At the Xi'an Hui Arts & Crafts Center, you'll marvel at the abundance of hand-carved jade pendants and figurines, each a unique piece of art. Some pieces have been inlaid into globes, hand-cut into detailed geographical shapes, then polished with coats of lacquer to preserve the gemstone's luster, shine, and quality. This is an ideal place to shop for quality jade gifts as a reminder of your wonderful visit to China.

Shanghai Qi Cai Silk and Carpet Factory

Shanghai Silk Museum
Xing Fu Ma Tou, Zhong Shan South Road # 1029 
Huang Pu District
Shanghai, China
Phone: +86-21-3331 0030

One of the most well-respected silk museums in China, the Shanghai Silk Museum was created in 1992 to preserve Chinese sericulture heritage, to share the science and technology of silk production, and of course to display beautiful costumes for visitors to appreciate. The museum was recently renovated, and has many interesting displays including several kimono, silk-making machines, and demonstrations. At the Museum Shop, you can find handmade silk rugs and embroidery, bedding, scarves, pajamas, and more. 

Chengdu Shu Brocade Museum Shop
No. 268, Huan Flower Rd,
South Chinese Chengdu
Chengdu, China
Phone: +86-28-87383891

Owned by the famed Shu Brocade Institute, this museum and shop was established with items from the half-century old Chengdu Shu Brocade Factory. But its items tell a much longer story, including tales of South Silk Road that began use more than 2,000 years ago. The ancient trade route started in Chengdu, passed through Yunnan province and then on to Myanmar, India, Central Asia and ending in Europe. It started 200 years before the North Silk Road. The museum also has carvings depicting the 12 processes of silk production, jacquard looms, representative works of Shu Brocade from different dynasties, modern brocade featuring giant pandas, silk dragon robes used on stage and popular silk purses, bags, quilts, ties, garments and name card holders. Most of the items on display are on sale, so you can take home a piece of history!

Ba Da Ling Hotel Store
Beijing, China

After your tour of the magnificent Great Wall, you’ll visit the Ba Da Ling Hotel in Beijing. Here, you’ll see a variety of Chinese Cloisonné and other ornate antiques, the perfect way to explore the history of Chinese handicraft. You’ll have time to shop for souvenirs, as well as enjoy a cup of coffee during the shop introduction.

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Journey Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River China, Tibet & the Yangtze Roof of the World
Cruise-Only Prices* $4,799 $6,749 $4,339 Save up to $3,500 per couple over our competitors!
Trip Length 17 days 14 days 17 days Best Pacing - more time in destinations!
Per Diem $282 per day $482 $255 Save up to $376 per couple, per day!
Included Tours and Special Features 17 sightseeing tours, plus Cultural Connections! Tour of the Great Wall and Forbidden City; visit Xi'an & Terra Cotta Warriers; Tea with local family; lunch at farmers home, full day cruising Guilins Li River, Chinese watercolor painting lesson and local school visit in Guilin, visit Chongquing Zoo and pandas, and more! Visit Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriers, Hong Kong City Tour; Jokhang Temple, Tibet Museum, Potala Palace. Culture Curriculum: tea with a Tibetan family; lectures on the Yangtze River, tai chi every morning aboard; concert of the Hubei Bells; learn a few Chinese words Experience the BEST of China, Tibet & the Yangtze River with the MOST Cultural Connections and special features!
Single Travelers FREE Single Supplement available on every departure — a value of $2,199! Plus, low-cost or free single supplements on trip extensions No special offers No special offers Single friendly! We are the only company to offer FREE Single Supplements on every departure in Upper Deck cabins! Plus, FREE Single Supplements on extension options!
Meals 38 meals 35 meals 46 meals Balance of Chiness and Western mals; all meals onboard ship. Welcome and Farewell Dinners!
Extend Your Trip Tokyo, Japan from $349 a day; Shanghai from $133 a day None Hong Kong & Guillin: 5-days $1,999-$399 per day; Shanghai: 3-days $499-$166 per day THE BEST EXTENSION VALUE!
Accommodations 16 nights, including 13 nights in First-Class, Superior First-Class, and Moderate Deluxe hotels, and 3 nights cruising aboard the new, 5-Star Century Legend. Ship features indoor swimming pool & more! Deluxe cabins are 301 square feet with private balcony. Brand-new, 5-Star Century Legend or Century Paragon, Signature suites are 301 square feet with private balcony. Ship has indoor lap pool. 5-Star Viking Emerald, built in 2011. Verandah staterooms are 250 square feet. Pay less and stay on the 5-Star Century Legend, the newest ship cruising the Yangtze.
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