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‘The Longest Bus Journey In The World’: Visit 18 Countries Along The Way

18 countries. 70 days. 20,000km. How would you feel about going on the longest bus journey in the world? Get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime with a new epic bus trip that takes you from India to the UK or vice-versa, stopping off in 16 other countries along the way.

Overland Adventures announced the new jaw-dropping adventure, which they say harks back to the ‘Hippy Trail’ days of the past. The first ever bus trip from the UK to India departed in 1957, with 20 passengers on board. The bus travelled through France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan before finally reaching India.

This new bus journey is just as magical, with more luxury!

The bus is designed for long-distance travel, and with just 20 people onboard there will be room to stretch out. There will also be snacks on the bus with a mini-pantry and water coolers, entertainment systems and proper Wifi.

You can choose to do part of the journey, or opt for the full 70 days

Whether you choose to just hop on for the Europe part of it, join in the group for China or explore Thailand to India, it will be unforgettable. But the full 70-day trip is too amazing to pass up…

Unwind in historic European cities of Moscow, Vilnius, Prague, Brussels, Frankfurt and more. You will also visit the ancient cities of Bukhara, Tashkent & Samarkand in Uzbekistan and cruise on the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan. You will visit Xinjiang, the largest province of China, explore the Gobi Desert, hike the Great Wall, meet rare species of Giant Pandas in Chengdu, and travel through the Silk Route. Discover the futuristic roads, tunnels and bridges while travelling across China. Before finishing the biggest journey of your life in Delhi, explore thousands of pagodas in Myanmar.

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The ‘Longest Bus Journey in the World’ will depart in May 2021

The full 70-day trip costs $20,000 USD and includes all hotels, transport and visas. Only 20 seats are available and priority will be given to participants who register for the full journey.

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Adventures Overland’s founders, Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal, told The Mirror, “Every single route in each country has been vetted to ensure that the journey is seamless. We take charge of documentation and permits to ensure that the entire focus of participants is on experiencing the journey. We ensure an experienced English speaking local guide is travelling with the group at all hours to ensure personal safety, smooth communication and travel.”

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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