About the team at 
Exclusive Holidays

Your local specialist for UK coach holiday departures from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

Over 40 years' experience in the UK and European coach holiday industry!

We’re not just your typical holiday company... we're your ticket to incredible coach getaways for the young-at-heart generation

Nestled just outside the charming town of Market Harborough, our family-run business started its journey as the holiday division of a local coach operator. In 2006 we became a separate company, thriving on a foundation built with professionalism, warmth, and reliability

At Exclusive Holidays, we specialise in crafting tailor-made coach holidays that cater to individuals from South Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. With a management team boasting over 40 years in the business, we know exactly what it takes to make sure you have an unforgettable adventure with us

Our knowledgeable and experienced coach driver and courier are dedicated to ensuring your trip goes off without a hitch, and are on-call during your holiday for any hiccups along the way. As well as carefully planned itineraries and commentary to make sure you get the most out of our holiday destinations, we also offer hot and cold drinks onboard the coach during your break with us

When you travel with us, you’re not just another passenger – you’re part of the Exclusive Holidays family. We love seeing familiar faces return year after year, creating a community of cherished travellers who make our journey as special as the destinations themselves!

Meet the Team

Nigel Powner

our coach driver

Nigel is our Operations Manager and is in charge of Group Sales. 

He began working in the travel industry in the early 1980s, putting together his own weekend ski breaks to Aviemore in Scotland. He got his PSV licence aged 21 and went on to set up his first business as a coach operator in Hinckley, Leics. Nigel won the prestigious title of UK Coach Driver of the Year in 2004, and has reached the finals a further four times since 2002. 

He is a lifelong fan of Leicester City Football Club, and in his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with a 1970 TR6 that he is currently restoring to pristine condition.

Sandie Powner

Our tours Administrator and courier

Sandie is our Tours Administrator and is responsible for the smooth running of your holiday from the moment you book, as well as acting as Tour Manager on the majority of our coach holidays.

Sandie began working in the travel industry aged 21 after achieving a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at University. She worked for a company specialising in Educational Travel for two years, arranging homestay holidays for foreign students visiting the UK, before joining Exclusive Holidays in 2008

She is also a professional pet photographer and community archery instructor. She enjoys reading and hiking in her free time

The final member of our team....

Our much-loved luxury coach, Serena

We own and operate our own 49-seat tri-axle luxury coach for the majority of our UK tours, affectionately known as Serena. Our vehicle offers the following features:

  • comfortable, reclining seats with seat-back tables and glove-nets
  • 25 seats with EXTRA legroom
  • seatbelts throughout
  • toilet
  • refreshment facilities
  • PA system
  • Front door kneel facility
  • air conditioning & climate control

Serena was awarded three trophies by a panel of industry professionals and judges at the 2024 UK Coach Rally: Kassbohrer Trophy for best Setra coach, John Fielder Trophy for the best vehicle in a small fleet up to 5 vehicles, and Top Coach Aged 5 Years and Older, one of the top Concours D'Elegance awards

Book now: call 01858 469137 or email info@exclusiveholidaysuk.com