I would caution your family to try to see the major cities of China while
trying to include a trip to the Yangtze Gorge. That would be like trying to
see the major cities in the US and throw in a 3-day trip down the
Maybe a better suggestion would be to visit one major city (Beijing?),
take a couple of side trips (Xian, Guilin?) and then the Yangtze Gorge
cruise. Each location has good tour guides and can be easily arranged
through hotels (if you decide to go to Xian, I can recommend a very good
China is a wonderful destination and I know they will have a good time.