The EUYO normally tours twice a year, in spring and summer, playing in some of Europe's greatest concert halls, theatres and festivals, as well as performing further afield. Each tour begins with a residency period, where intensive rehearsals and tutorials enable the musicians - who come from all 28 EU countries - to master the repertoire for the tour. The EUYO then goes on the road, usually for three to four weeks in the spring, and up to five weeks in the summer.


In addition to its regular European tours, the EUYO has undertaken a number of high profile tours to destinations including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, India, North and South America, Russia and Kazakhstan.


The EUYO also occasionally undertakes shorter, bespoke trips. For example, on 9 May 2010, the EUYO performed a special Gala Concert at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, at the invitation of the European Union and the Spanish Presidency of the EU, as the culmination of their Europe Day celebrations.