Extravagant enduring two months going overland from Istanbul to London while never getting in the driver’s seat?
The “world’s longest bus journey” is about to begin with Indian expedition company Adventures Overland.
The 56-day trip, which can accommodate up to 30 people, is scheduled to depart in August. It will take passengers from the largest city in Turkey through the Balkans, eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and western Europe to the capital of the UK.
Highlights of the 12,000-kilometer journey include a ferry ride across the Gulf of Finland, a trip to the North Cape (or Nordkapp), Europe’s northernmost point, and a cruise through the Norwegian Fjords.
The whole bundle, which will impair explorers $24,300, incorporates a day to day breakfast, alongside 30 snacks and suppers, as well as all lodging stays (on a twin sharing premise).
The bus is described as “a special luxury bus designed for comfortable long-distance travel,” which may not sound very appealing to some people.
On board, passengers will have access to AUX and USB ports, a foldable tray, bottle and cup holders, and recliner, adjustable seats “with ample legroom.” Two “full-size suitcases” are allowed for each passenger to bring along.
‘Special luxury bus’
The Hippie Trail buses that traversed the globe in the 1950s and 1960s, which were scheduled to begin in 2021, have been a part of the inspiration behind the creation of Bus to London, an alternative to Adventures Overland’s annual Road to London route.
However, the route was unable to launch as planned and covered places like Myanmar, China, and Russia that are currently closed to visitors from outside the United States.
Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan, two businessmen, set up Adventures Overland in 2012, organizing a variety of India-to-London expeditions in which travelers bring their own cars and travel in a convoy. They also traveled through Iceland and Russia before introducing their first cross-continental bus trip.
“Each and every course in every nation has been reviewed to guarantee that the excursion is consistent so members on Transport to London can jump aboard with the information and certainty that they are in safe hands,” Agarwal says in a proclamation.
Our top priority is providing an exclusive and elegant experience in a secure setting. We handle the paperwork, visas, and permits so that participants can concentrate solely on experiencing the journey.
The current bus route that connects Peru’s Lima to Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro covers 6,200 kilometers, according to the Guinness World Record.
With the launch of a train with 100 coaches that travels along the Albula/Bernina track from Preda to Berguen and is 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) long, Swiss railroad company Rhaetian Railway established the world record for the longest train.
On August 7, a bus bound for London is scheduled to depart Istanbul and arrive in London on October 1.