About Us…

This is our story...

Hands On Travel originated out of the passion to travel and experience new things in life.

HOT founder Terry Giansanti, had dreamt about living in Europe after graduating from Gallaudet University. In 1999, he moved to Rome to work for the 2001 Italian Dealympics Committee and never left. Yet, he was disappointed by how many Deaf tourists shared negative remarks about Rome, especially after the 2001 Deaflympics. Terry wanted to ensure that nobody ever felt negative about their travel experience, he established Hands On Italia. To meet demand, in 2005, Hands On Italia became Hands On Travel and now provides tours in over 60+ countries.

Since 2002, we have maintained that exceptional travel experiences come from three sources: sign language guides who are local, small groups, and unique experiences.

The Evolution of Hands On Travel

We continue to evolve by providing better tours for our travelers.


2002 - 2005

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2005 - 2021

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2021 - PRESENT

Why Choose Us?

Travel In Good Hands

Deaf Ecosystem

Supporting local Deaf ecosystem: local Deaf guides, organizations and businesses.

Direct Communication

100% sign language in two-way conversations with Deaf guide(s).

Small Groups

Extra attention to your safety, comfort, and needs. Greater ease in travel logistics.

60% Repeat Customers

Quality tour experience to ensure our customers are happy after every tour ends.

Travel Experts

Our team have travel experience in over 60+ countries through countless trips.

Flexible Booking

So easy that you can choose how to make payments with us.




Amazing Tours


Local Deaf Guides


Happy Customers

Our Passion for Travel

Our Travel Style

Our Passion for Travel

Our Travel Style

The Idea of Mass Tourism

We are a Hands-On Company

Who We Are?

Meet Our Family

Hands on Travel is about connecting people with the world and each other. We also committed to providing our travelers with more personal, intimate and authentic than any they’ve had before. Our tours offer an emotional connection that most others cannot match.

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