If I were on this tour bus I wouldn’t have been able to take its picture.
There are a myriad of ways to transport yourself. This tour bus, as it went by, showed faces inside glancing at me as the tour driver described to them the area with a microphone in his hand. Inside the bus you can’t stop a moment, poke around, talk to someone, have a bite to eat, try to understand a sign in a foreign language. You are moving quickly through an important area and if you are thinking about your security system back home you miss the Presidential Palace or the church where Columbus attended his son’s wedding.
There are tours in the Colonial area of Santo Domingo but I still prefer to walk..
Guides are helpful but you can’t know a place by driving through.