Rice Pudding In A Duvet



The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
30 mins

About the tour

An intriguing title for this tour, as your guide explains the well-kept Danish secret of creating desserts in bed and keeping warm and cosy in Scandinavia. The recipe is below to prepare in advance and savour as you take the tour from the warmth of your living room. The Danish winter weather can be severe, but over the centuries the locals have developed some interesting strategies like this to help them cope with up to 17 hours of cold and darkness a day. You can join the trip a little early as a frozen Heather glides noiselessly across the velvety harbour of Copenhagen onboard an eco-friendly boat, the perfect way to experience this old seafaring city. At 17:58 (Danes are extraordinarily punctual) we’ll be disembarking at Copenhagen’s most ‘Instagrammable’ spot - the harbour front at Nyhavn. Here you’ll hear tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the once rowdy reputation of this atmospheric place. There’s a good chance that you’ll get the opportunity to take many postcards along the way as we head into the heart of this beautiful old city, unless you’re too busy enjoying this classic Danish dish! Recipe for Rice Pudding in a Duvet Place 2.5dl of water and 1 teaspoon of sea salt in a large thick bottomed saucepan and bring to the boil. Add 190g of pudding rice and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in 1 litre of full-fat milk and heat gently, stirring all the time. When it has reached boiling point, turn off the heat and place the lid on. The saucepan is then transferred to a quiet bedroom, placed on the bed and wrapped snugly in a feather duvet. Hopefully the kids, or you won’t hop on the bed, at least for a minimum of four hours! During this time the rice pudding cooks gently, warms your duvet, and leaves you full of sweet anticipation. To serve sprinkle with ground cinnamon blended with sugar and a big blob of butter

Meet your local guide


We call Heather a guide but she has so many skills it feels like a single label isn't enough. It’d be more accurate to call her a guide, storyteller, journalist, artist, historian and novelist. But then that would be a long title… Packing her personality and the colourful history of Denmark all into one live-stream can only mean a boatful of fun and entertainment. Join her as she shares her love of Copenhagen and her infectious humour with you!

Heather has been guiding since Jul 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Copenhagen with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Copenhagen. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Ceanethia R.

12 January 2021

Heather made me want to plan a trip to Copenhagen post-pandemic. It is such a joy to see a guide enjoy where they live.

Ginny E.

10 January 2021

We are sorry to say we were really disappointed in this tour. There wasn’t much to see from the boat. Nor was there anything to see while Heather walked from the boat to the palace. It seemed to be a long walk while we were anxiously waiting to see something of Copenhagen. Heather was uncomfortable being cold and wet and mentioned it frequently. We did see 4 palace buildings and heard about the history of the Royals. Tales of Rice Puddings and other comfort foods were nice to hear but overall the tour fell far short of our expectations.

Tim B.

09 January 2021

An entertaining boat trip and tour of the Royal Palaces. The weather was quite bad so it made me glad I was watching it from the comfort of my sofa.

Rhona T.

08 January 2021

Heather did well but there is almost no point in night-time touring. Could hardly see anything.

Debbie G.

08 January 2021

The tour of the castle was very interesting. I really like Heather''s tours, they are also very informative and she is a great story teller. I also bought her book!

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