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The World’s Longest Bus Journey Will Visit 22 Countries This Summer

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Have you ever wanted to crisscross different countries without worrying about passport visas or other things?

How about taking a two-month road trip without having to drive or thinking about where to stop for gas?

Starting in August 2023, Bus to London (a brainchild of the founders of Adventures Overland) will take passengers on the longest bus ride through 22 countries, from Istanbul to London. 

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The journey starts this August (2023) and will be the most extended bus trip ever.

It will be a luxury, expensive way to travel, but the company will handle everything, including food and visas from different countries. They want you to have a good time and not worry about it. 

Check out the world's longest bus journey, which will visit 22 countries this summer:

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Bus to London was started in 2012 by Adventures Overland.

Adventures Overland is a company by Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal as an adventure cross-border road trip that takes you from India through six continents and 70 countries.

It's the type of company for extreme travelers that want to have an experience they will always remember. 

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Due to the COVID pandemic that started almost three years ago, the company had to slow down on its trips, but now it's back with a new road trip that is expected to be the longest bus ride known to humankind. 

The 56-day excursion will set passengers back by $24,300. Even though the price is high, it will include everything from breakfast to dinners and visa requirements through the different countries you drive through.

The biggest draw here is that you're not behind the wheel. It's going to take a lot of work, though. Road trips can sometimes be dampened by the need to go long-distances too long. 

You'll journey through countries like Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, and more. The entire ride will last two months, and the seats are built to be comfortable enough for such a long journey.

They'll be able to recline and do things regular bus seats wouldn't be able to. 

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You'll get to explore parts of Eastern Europe less widely popular for travelers and see the countryside from a summer perspective.

Imagine staring out a window and watching the world drive by for hours. 

This might be perfect for solo travelers who would be okay with being confined to a smaller space but are also open to meeting new people.

Since the bus isn't a mega one, we're sure you'll meet your neighbors and form some bonds through the shared experience. 

A bus journey showing the seats in Florence.

If you have yet to hear of the Great Atlantic Road, it's been quoted as the most beautiful drive in Norway and one you should check very soon.

The price includes hotel breaks to stay in and stretch your legs for a night or two. You'll even get on the famous EV Ferries on the Great Atlantic Road. 

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If you're still unsure about this type of trip, consider all the experiences you'll have encapsulated into two months.

This is the type of journey that can make for a life-long memory and one that is perfect for couples, solo travelers, or even a small family that wants to do something drastic this summer season. 

Traveling by bus or train is an excellent way to travel sustainability this season. The fewer carbon emissions you're producing, the better, and with rising plane gas prices, everyone is looking for a different type of experience.

You're also saving yourself from the hassle of waiting through long security lines or waiting for delayed planes which can ruin even the most efficient travelers' experience.

Traveling with intention is also trending this season, and more explorers are looking for experiences that give back in another way. 

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Travel with purpose this summer and explore the world through a new lens.

This can mean many things, but taking a journey like this can be part of that.

Even though the price may be steep depending on your sensibility, it's an adventure you won't regret.

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