In the 1960's there was a bus service which used to cover almost 17000km distance from Sydney (Australia) to London (England) via Calcutta ( Now Kolkata, India). Its the longest bus route ever.
The bus name was Albert , by Albert Tours. It was a luxurious double decker bus. One side travel used to cost a whopping £145 (approx $182) , a huge amount back those days.
It had all state of the art facilities with heater in the bus as well. It also had a kitchen , Study section , observation deck , party lounge , etc.
It took almost 132 days to reach its destination. It covered various countries on its way from London to Sydney : Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, West Pakistan, India, Burma, Thailand, Malaya and Singapore.
As per reports trips numbered 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 ran between London and Sydney , while trips with number 12 to 15 ran between Calcutta (Now Kolkata , in India ) to London ( England)
By 1976 it had carried more than 15 journeys. It stopped by various tourist spots as well on its route
Imagine yourself in a bus like Albert and going for a world tour. Exciting isnt it? Do write in the comments below , how would you feel if you ever got a chance to travel back in time and travel in The Albert ...