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 handpicked 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 cruisetour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in quality shops that offer 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.
Central Cottage Industries Emporium*
New Delhi, India
The leading source for Indian handicrafts for more than 65 years, this emporium offers everything from silver enameled items, wooden carvings, paintings, jewelry, home goods, and more. The emporium has a long history of exclusive buyers, including England’s Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Kennedy, Queen Farah of Iran, and more.
Kalakriti Marble Shop*
Shop the largest handicraft emporium in Agra, with 10,000 square meters of inlaid marble works, jewelry, wood and metal carvings, fabrics, tapestries, and silk and wool carpets direct from Kashmir. This three-story fort-like building resembles the Buland Darwaza and also houses a convention center that hosts dance shows, drama productions, and exhibitions, and can seat nearly 600 spectators.
Miraj Saga World
A bastion of luxury in a shopping center that exudes elegance, Miraj is renowned for offering the finest in jewelry, textiles, Islamic and contemporary art, furniture, and more. Miraj curates their collection to present only the best items — each handpicked item is exquisite, whether it’s a piece of furniture made from solid silver or a stunning carpet created by a master weaver. Miraj’s highly trained staff offer equal parts expertise, unobtrusive assistance, and warm hospitality, making this the ideal retail experience for Vantage’s discerning travelers.