It's Celtic Time!

A boutique travel agency

providing trips & tours to Ireland & Scotland.

About It's Celtic Time!

It's Celtic Time is a boutique travel agency specializing in Ireland and Scotland as well as family trips. If you are trying to plan a vacation to Scotland or Ireland or both, we can help you. It's Celtic Time is a division of American Holiday Planner LLC and was created to cater to the needs of travelers interested defining their perfect trip to Ireland and/or Scotland.

It's Celtic Time and American Holiday Planner LLC are owned and operated by Kathie Snyders.

About Kathie - your Celtic Travel Agent

Kathie is has been to Ireland and Scotland many times so she knows the various modes of travel to the countries, between the countries and inside the countries, as well as places to not miss and places to avoid (at least at certain times).

Kathie is a full service Travel Agent, Tourism Ireland Ireland Specialist, CIE Tours Ireland Expert .

Plus she is International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) Accredited.

You can read Kathie's helpful Traveler Tips on Kathie's Blog

Testimonials

  • I have been meaning to email for weeks and it has been crazy busy since we returned. We cannot thank you enough! We had the most wonderful time, perhaps the best vacation we’ve ever had as a family.
    All 4 of us thought the tour with Scott (from Inverness Tours) was incredible. It did wind up being a private day with just the four of us which was a real treat, and I am so glad it worked out that way. My husband and I loved it — the teenagers (who say they don’t like history) LOVED “all the stories” (which of course IS history.)
    ...
    We are all getting our feet back under us slowly, but look at photos or talk about our trip almost daily. Thank you again for everything, you helped get us organized and your help with the timing was wonderful, we couldn’t have done it without you!
    [August 2nd, 2018 Family of Four Scotland Tour]

  • AMAZING! SUPER FAB!! STUPENDOUS!!!
    Thanks to you and Hugh for organizing such a full, fun and adventurous tour! Your pre-trip assistance and communications were always spot on (or should I say Scot on?)!
    Our time with Hugh was sheer delight! I will traverse Scotland with him again in the future and have already passed on your tour info to some interested parties. With his sunny disposition, deep knowledge and wit, and his efforts to go the extra mile for his tourers, it was a blast to hop in the van each morning!
    We enjoyed our fellow travelers, and I know for sure that none of us could have imagined a more spectacular trip, a trip of a lifetime for me personally. I’m back at Pipers Tryst tonight before I head home tomorrow. Can we go one more round?!
    ...
    But on a final note... I can’t wait to see your 2020 dates for the redo tour!
    Best to you, and thanks again for offering such a great experience through Celtic Time and Inverness Tours.
    [August 28th, 2018 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I had to wait a few days for my fuzzy jet lagged head to clear before I emailed you to express to you how wonderful my trip to Scotland was!!
    You covered every detail so thoroughly that I was absolutely comfortable traveling there by myself. The accommodations were in every case the best. The extra's like the Hop on Hop Off pass and The Heritage Pass were a welcome bonus. The included dinners were wonderful as well! But the best part hands down was spending six wonderful days with Hugh Allison touring all the Outlander sites and being able to hear him share his vast knowledge of Outlander and Scotland. He is a gentlemen and a scholar and so engaging and charming. The consummate professional!! ... For me it was the trip of a lifetime and I want to go back tomorrow! So thank you Kathie for your expertise. My tour mates were so wonderful and I have made 6 new friends for life. I will not hesitate to recommend It's Celtic Time and Hugh Allison to friends planning to go to Scotland.
    [August 28th, 2018 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I returned here full of wonderful pictures and impressions which will certainly stay with me for the rest of my life! And, of course, I was telling everybody here about this fantastic trip!
    I think it's wonderful that you have worked out a 'Outlander Redoux' and I am pretty sure that I will participate in one of the tours. As to your question whether there is anything which could be improved, I am very sorry, but...there simply isn't. The places we were staying were great (although I do have to admit that in the beginning I was kind of apprehensive about staying in a b&b, which I normally don't...), the members of the group were very nice, I absolutely fell in love with the Scottish Highlands and, of course, it is needless to say that Hugh is by far the best guide I have ever had. So - sorry, but nothing there to improve, just continue in the same manner.
    [July 3rd, 2018 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • WOW, what a great time we had in Scotland... it was nice to meet you for a minute but if we had met you at the end, you would have heard us rant and rave about what an AMAZING job you have done in setting up this experience. Everything was wonderful and we had a great time but I cannot even express how wonderful Ian was as a driver and guide.... we all had a great time and he even helped us with hints about how to use our phones for photos. I would be happy to recommend this tour, you and Ian anytime.... and I will when asked by friends and family.
    [July 31, 2018 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I have been wanting to write about the marvelous Outlander tour. ... The tour is so well organized and full of activities—just the right amount. The group size makes it work and the van was very comfortable. I have been on the big bus tours and smaller Rick Steves Ireland tour. It was a joy to explore and have lovely lunches and dinners with a small group. ... Aberfeldy was awesome and close to town. That was a plus for me. At the end of the day I enjoy a short walk to dinner and the possibility of live traditional music. ... Ian was beyond terrific ... Thanks for putting together a wonderful tour and for your support throughout the process. I feel like I made a new Colorado friend! I will highly recommend you and your company.
    [May 22, 2018 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Fabulous, Fabulous trip! The trip was absolutely marvelous and exceeded my very lofty expectations! Dave Fyfe was a dream combo of testosterone (for my hubby) playful Highlander (for us ladies), historian, singer, dancer, story-teller, nimble driver, local site and tidbit expert. He was THE BEST GUIDE IMAGINABLE.
    [September 21st, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • We feel so lucky to have had Laura. She was AMAZING! She always got us to places before the crowd somehow, she had lots of stories, she arranged for great restaurants, set a good tone and pace. We also lucked out with our group. We all really enjoyed each other.
    [September 7th, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • We had a great time and I would definitely do it again through your tours! We visited so many sights, can’t think of any we missed as far as outlander goes and the Highlands are SO beautiful. We enjoyed the other couples on our trip immensely. Laura Moon was fantastic! She told stories, was always upbeat and we had several perks as her husband is a re-enactor. And one of the best things is her uncanny ability to get us to all the sites BEFORE the tour buses pulled in. That was great! The Bard was wonderful, we could have listened to him speak for hours more. A lovely man and very funny and knowledgeable. Scotland is a beautiful place and I hope to go again!
    [September 7th, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Just a note to tell you what a wonderful time we had on this tour! Hugh was the best at his job and we totally fell in love with Scotland! My husband was a little apprehensive at first but absolutely loved it because of Hugh and his ability to share his love of Scotland! Thank you so much for all your helpful advice on how to pack. We were gone 3 weeks with just a carry on and a mini bag...we did it!! Again...great job! Thanks!
    [August 24, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • The trip was wonderful; Laura Moon was spectacular. She brought Scotland to life for us.
    [July 20, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • THANK YOU! We all had a wonderful trip and it really felt seamless! I really appreciated how everything was planned out for us, instructions were clear, and everything was good to go! Ian was a great guide and we had a lot of fun with him!

    I'm trying to reflect on any feedback. It really was one of the best trips I have been on! Thanks so much! I would love to do the part 2, but I will have to wait at least a few years!
    [June 22, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I just wanted to thank you for coordinating such an incredible tour for us!
    It really was amazing. Ian was so knowledgeable and quite entertaining!! He really did a fantastic job explaining everything and telling stories. His great sense of humor kept us all laughing.
    I have to say this was one of, if not the best vacation I’ve had. I highly recommend this tour, and hope to someday work with you again in the future.
    [June 22, 2017 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Martha wrote me in July of 2015 to start planning a tour for 11 people - her and her sisters and her nieces. Martha, Hugh Allison (from Inverness Tours) and I worked together to create a tour for Martha. This is her response when she returned:
    Well, I got a fantastic deal!! The bus and driver were top notch....plenty of room, very comfortable. All the hotels were super nice. And then Hugh....couldn't possibly be anyone better than Hugh! Thank you for all of your hours of planning and all the detail work. ... It was an amazing trip that everyone will be talking about for years!!

    So glad I found you!!
    [July 16, 2017 Custom Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Kathie - I would not even consider going to Ireland and/or Scotland without getting you involved! The trip Kathy and I took was so effortless and so very enjoyable, I can't imagine letting anyone else handle the arrangements.
    [May 21, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • The Scottish Highlands were stunningly beautiful in July when I traveled there this year with a small group (7 people plus one amazing guide) on the Outlander Immersion tour. Seeing the Outlander film locations was "frosting on the cake." Overall, it was one of the best trips I have ever taken!
    [July 29, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Your help with our trip to Ireland and the Outlander Immersion tour was beyond expectations. We could not have had a more wonderful time. Thank your for your hard work and care. We cannot thank you enough.
    [June 25, 2016 Ireland & Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • You've done a wonderful job with this tour...everyone in the group really "fits" and gets along nicely...I've definitely met some new friends and I think the pace is perfect as Ian has allowed us a wee bit of time to shop along the way too.
    [May 21, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • You take such good care of us! Thank you. I still regret I will not meet you in person. But, each day, I will be thinking “this is good because Kathie takes such good care of us!” Of course I will recommend you to others.
    [June 12, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • We are delighted with the tour and would recommend it to anyone. Five stars!
    [June 12, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I can't believe all that you are doing. You amaze me! Thank you for all your great information and constant watching out for us.
    I tell everyone I know about you and your company. I only hope some will heed our suggestions.
    [June 25, 2016 Ireland & Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Kathie: I received a very nice letter (yes, he took the time to write an actual letter) from a gentleman who elected to go on the Outlander Immersion tour with his daughter and her friends. He said I could use his text on my website. He wrote:

    He wrote: The Outlander Immersion Tour you organized in concert with Hugh Allison was spectacular. Hugh is a highly Professional tour Guide and knowledgeable historian. He conducted the most interesting and exciting tour I have ever been on. His knowledge of Scotland and its history was phenomenal. His wit and charm made every day and exciting, entertaining journey. He took us to places that large tours would not be able to accommodate. Also, each day he found a delightful local restaurant to satisfy our mid-day dining pleasure. Some of these restaurants would not be able to accommodate a large tour.

    The trip was filled with the most varied things that it would be hard not to satisfy most tourists. As a bonus, everyone on the tour got along beautifully which made our time in Scotland so special. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are considering a return trip in a couple of years.
    [Oct 30, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "Kathie thank you for everything, you are doing a fantastic job and I can just sit back and enjoy this trip. THANKS"
    [Sept 10, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • Thank you again for all of your help. I know that were are a high maintenance group, and all of your help is truly appreciated."
    [May 9, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "You have done a great job with this itinerary, [my wife] will love it. I am also excited by the photos of Scotland included with your picture of the bag - really looking forward to this trip for myself and [my wife]. Thanks again. ...
    Once again, thank you for your efforts here, this will really be a special adventure."
    [Oct 8, 2015 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "A day doesn't go by that I don't think back and smile remembering the beautiful beyond words sights, sounds of Scotland. Good company made it that more memorable. Thank you all!!!"
    [July 10, 2015 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "Didn't we see such truly awesome sights? I will never forget them, nor our very special tour together. It was truly a dream come true."
    [July 10, 2015 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "I should have added that the key thing you offered was personal communication, care and support!"

  • "Thanks as ever- we are having a great time and you are getting high marks from everyone!"

  • "You really are good at this and clearly this is your passion. Made me want to hop on a plane straight away."

  • "Fabulous information you have supplied. Thank you."

  • From a client who brought is family to the US: "We would like to thank you for the itinerary you had put together for us. Everything went off very well. The kids too had a great time. Hotels and the tours were great.
    Special mention on the Spiderman show which was fantastic - the seats were a great selection.
    We would be happy to recommend you to any of our friends planning a trip to the US.
    Many people were amazed that we had managed to cover the depth and breadth of the vast US with your help.

    It was time well spent planning with you."