Touring specialist APT has unveiled an 18-day ‘China with Tibetan Discovery’ holiday for next year, including free return economy flights.

Highlights of the tour include an exclusive lunch for APT guests at an unrestored and rarely visited section of China’s Great Wall.

Travellers can also learn about giant panda breeding at Chengdu’s Research Base – home to nearly 120 giant and 76 red pandas – and join a three-night cruise on the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer through China’s Three Gorges.

APT’s luxury itineraries also give holidaymakers a chance to personalise their holiday with a choice of sightseeing and dining options.

The 18-day ‘China with Tibetan Discovery’ tour travels from Beijing to Shanghai, calling at Xi’an and Lhasa.

Prices for the tour start from £7,095 per person based on the August 25 departure. It includes APT’s free economy flights if booked before February 28.

Prices include return flights, meals as per the itinerary, tipping and sightseeing.