Providing Unique Tours Around The World For People Using Sign Language.

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Greece, Cyprus & Crete

06 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Christmas Markets

05 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
  • Sample the Sacher Torte
  • Visit Christmas markets
  • See the Neuschwanstein Castle
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$3,585

Poland, Germany & Czech Republic

16 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

Japan

19 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
  • Catch a 'working' Geisha in Gion
  • Go back in time at Nikko Shrine
  • Make a deer bow to you
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$3,770

Antarctica

DECEMBER 2019 (TBA)
  • See penguin colonies
  • Get close to many icebergs
  • Follow humpback whales
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from $9,590

Israel & Palestine

21 Apr 2019 - 04 May 2019

Australia & New Zealand

15 Jan 2019 - 05 Feb 2019

Italy

16 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019

China & Tibet

11 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
  • Walk on the Great Wall
  • See giant pandas
  • Climb at Potala Palace
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$3,975

Austria & Switzerland

01 Oct 2019 - 16 Oct 2019
  • View Matterhorn in Zermatt
  • See imperial palaces in Vienna
  • Meet local Deaf guides
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$4,450

Travelers' Testimonials

Travel Philosophy

Small Groups

Get closer to real life situations with more personalized interactions.

Direct Communication

Full access to information everyday with our sign language guides.

Unique Experiences

Travel, dine and sleep the local way for maximum cultural immersion.

Tailor-made To You

Customize your tour itinerary the way you dream it to be.

Meet Our Team

Terry Giansanti
Founder / Tour Manager

Terry is a deaf American with Italian bloodlines who now lives in Rome, Italy. After graduating from Gallaudet University, he came here in search of “la dolce vita” (the sweet life). In 2002 he established Hands On Travel to share his love of Europe with deaf travelers. His passions are traveling, reading, food, and sports.

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Ronise Barreras
Ambassador

Ronise grew up in East Los Angeles with Mexican/Spanish heritage. Graduated at CSD, Riverside. Lived in Seattle for many years. She lived in Cambodia for the past decade and founded Cambodia Deaf Tours. From there, she joined our team. Her passions are, but not limited to, cooking, outdoor adventures and collectible automobiles.

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Dan Brubaker
Tour Manager

Dan has been to 83 countries including Bolivia, Cuba, Morocco, Myanmar, North Korea and Oman. He has also presented at Deaf Youth Leadership Camps in Germany and Thailand as well as team-coordinating an exchange program between two deaf schools in Kentucky, USA and Kamensk, Russia.

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Darren Frazier
Tour Manager

Darren was raised in a nomadic family in USA and held many occupations: teacher, actor, photographer, filmmaker, carpenter, chef and more. Of his 60+ countries, his favorites are Japan, Chile; Finland (Suomi). Twice, he was an expat for 8 years in Finland and Cambodia. Darren resides in Tacoma, Washington, with his deaf family, Ronise and Franki.

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Charles A. Giansanti
Account Manager

Charles manages our finances, taking care of all the small details that cannot be swept under the carpet. He worked at Gallaudet University for many years before retiring to move down southwest where the sun shines much more often. He keeps himself occupied with gardening and traveling.

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Martin Dale-Hench
Ambassador

Martin was raised in Detroit and graduated at Gallaudet University with B.A. in English. Best travel highlight was hitchhiking from Mexico to the southernmost city of South America, Ushuaia. Later, he taught ASL and English in Japan and remains there since 2013. Currently, residing in Tokyo and enjoys studying Japanese as well as exploring every corners in Japan.